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Akai Professional MPK Mini

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Akai Professional MPK Mini review: specs and price

Akai Professional MPK Mini
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Akai Professional MPK Mini

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than the average?

  • Number of knobs
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    8vs5.97
  • Drum pads
    ?

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

Price comparison

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

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2.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

152mm

3.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

900g

4.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

30mm

5.volume
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Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

1573.2cm³

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

345mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.

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2.Has tap tempo control
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
3.number of buttons
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The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

10

4.Has an arpeggiator function
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
5.Has a bank selector button
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
6.Has sustain button
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
4.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
2.The device is mappable
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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.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
3.memory locations
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More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.

Best

M-Audio Axiom Air 61

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4

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Akai Professional MPK Mini

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