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Akai Professional MPK Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
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Akai Professional MPK Mini review: specs and price

Akai Professional MPK Mini

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than the average?

  • Drum pads
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    8vs4.83
  • Number of knobs
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    8vs5.97
  • Height
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    152mmvs246.59mm
  • Width
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    345mmvs701.78mm
  • Volume
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    1573.2cm³vs14212.28cm³
  • Weight
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    900gvs3.86kg
  • Thickness
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    30mmvs73.85mm

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini

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Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 | 25 Key ...AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 | 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software Included
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$119.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standa...Akai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standalone Mini Keyboard & USB Controller With Built In Speaker, MPC Style Pads, On board Effects, 128 Instrument & 10 Drum Sounds, & Software Suite Included
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$139.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
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$129.99
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Mk2 Level 3 R...Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2 Level 3 Regular 190839121684
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$200.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Vi...Akai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen & 10K Sounds Download
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$1,185.28
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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$347.93
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK261 | 61-Key Semi-W...Akai Professional MPK261 | 61-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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$499.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK225 | Compact 25-Ke...Akai Professional MPK225 | Compact 25-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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$211.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonBeat Maker Bundle - Piano Style Keyboard...Beat Maker Bundle - Piano Style Keyboard/USB MIDI Controller with 138 Sounds and Sustain Pedal - Akai Pro MPK Mini Play + M-Audio SP-2
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$164.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonBeat Maker Bundle – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyb...Beat Maker Bundle – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, Sustain Pedal and Pro Software Suite – Akai Pro MPK225 + M-Audio SP-2
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$236.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini walmartMPK Mini MK3 25-Key Compact USB Keyboard...MPK Mini MK3 25-Key Compact USB Keyboard & Pad Controller w Software & Case
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$143.40

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.width

345mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.volume

1573.2cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

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.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
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.Has sustain button
Akai Professional MPK Mini
A sustain button works in the same manner as a traditional sustain pedal. Pressing the sustain button and playing a note causes it to sustain. However, the sound will not stop until the button is pressed again.

Keys & Pads

1.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.
The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Features

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.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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional MPK Mini
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional MPK Mini
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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