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61points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

40points

Arturia MiniLab

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28 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini vs Arturia MiniLab

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
61
points
Akai Professional MPK Mini
40
points
Arturia MiniLab

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than Arturia MiniLab?

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • 6 more buttons
    ?

    10vs4
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has sustain button
    ?
  • 39mm shorter
    152mmvs191mm
  • 20mm thinner
    30mmvs50mm
  • 55.84% less body volume
    1573.2cm³vs3562.15cm³
  • 130g lighter
    900gvs1030g

Why is Arturia MiniLab better than Akai Professional MPK Mini?

  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 8 more knobs
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • Has touch strips
    ?
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini

Arturia MiniLab

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
2.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

900g

1.03kg

3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

152mm

191mm

4.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

30mm

50mm

5.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

1573.2cm³

3562.15cm³

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

345mm

373mm

Controls & Buttons

1.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
Arturia MiniLab
2.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
Arturia MiniLab
3.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
Arturia MiniLab
4.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

10

4

5.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
Arturia MiniLab
6.number of faders
?

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

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

0

0

Keys & Pads

1.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
Arturia MiniLab
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

25

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
4.drum pads
?

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

8

5.Has pressure sensitive pads
?

When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab

Ports

1.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
?

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab

Features

1.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
Arturia MiniLab
2.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
Arturia MiniLab
3.Has plug and play feature
?

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
4.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab

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