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Akai Professional MPK Mini

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Akai Professional MPK Mini review: specs and price

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Akai Professional MPK Mini

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than the average?

  • Drum pads
    8vs4.83
  • Number of knobs
    8vs5.97
  • Volume
    1573.2cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    900gvs3.86kg
  • Thickness
    30mmvs73.85mm
  • Width
    345mmvs701.78mm
  • Height
    152mmvs246.59mm

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Design

1.volume

1573.2cm³

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2.weight

900g

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3.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

4.thickness

30mm

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5.height

152mm

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6.width

345mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

2.Has tap tempo control
Akai Professional MPK Mini

A feature on some MIDI devices that allows to adjust tempo in real time based on an external input or by “tapping” a button on the device itself. It is used to allow musicians the flexibility of playing at any desired tempo based on their musical input.

3.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional MPK Mini

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.

4.number of buttons

10

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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5.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional MPK Mini

The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.

6.number of faders

0

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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Keys & Pads

1.total keys

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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2.Has velocity sensitive keys
Akai Professional MPK Mini

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

3.drum pads

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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4.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini

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Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional MPK Mini

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional MPK Mini

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.The device is mappable
Akai Professional MPK Mini

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional MPK Mini

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

5.memory locations

4

More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.

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