Akai Professional MPK Mini
Akai Professional MPK Mini
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Top 41%
Top specs and features

Akai Professional MPK Mini: 24 facts and highlights

1. weight

900g
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

2. volume

1573.2cm³
CME Xkey: cm³

3. thickness

30mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

4. Has velocity sensitive pads

Akai Professional MPK Mini
36% have it

5. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Akai Professional MPK Mini
72% have it

6. Has velocity sensitive keys

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
69% have it

7. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
8
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

8. width

345mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

9. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

10. The device is mappable

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
78% have it

11. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
8
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

12. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

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

13. height

152mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm

14. Has sustain button

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
8% have it

15. Has tap tempo control

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
13% have it

16. Has octave buttons

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.
Akai Professional MPK Mini

17. Has a bank selector button

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
38% have it

18. memory locations

More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.
4
M-Audio Axiom Air 61: 128

19. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Akai Professional MPK Mini
99% have it

20. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Akai Professional MPK Mini
99% have it

21. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

22. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
10
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

23. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

24. Has an arpeggiator function

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
14% have it

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