54points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

42points

Arturia MiniLab

Akai Professional MPK Mini
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28 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini vs Arturia MiniLab

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
54
points
Akai Professional MPK Mini
42
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
  • 28mm narrower
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    345mmvs373mm
  • 55.84% less body volume
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    1573.2cm³vs3562.15cm³
  • 20mm thinner
    ?

    30mmvs50mm

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

ProductStorePrice
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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$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 MPK Mini Mk2 (Renewed)
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$108.88
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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$249.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portabl...Akai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Mac & PC)
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$68.99
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAlesis V25 | 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V25 | 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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$129.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonWorlde Panda MINI Portable 25 Keys USB K...Worlde Panda MINI Portable 25 Keys USB Keyboard MIDI Controller with Colorful Drum Pad
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$84.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAKAI Professional MPD218 | Ultra Portabl...AKAI Professional MPD218 | Ultra Portable USB Bus Powered 16 Pad USB/MIDI Pad Controller
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$119.00
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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$499.50
Akai Professional MPK Mini walmartAKAI Professional MPK Mini MKII Compact ...AKAI Professional MPK Mini MKII Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller
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$119.99

Arturia MiniLab

ProductStorePrice
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
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$109.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia MiniLab MKII Inverted MIDI Contr...Arturia MiniLab MKII Inverted MIDI Controller Black
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$109.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller 25-Note USB Mini Keyboard Controller with 16 Encoders with Gravity Magnet Phone Holder Bundle
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$129.99
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia DAW Controller (230513)
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$89.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia Keystep Controller & Sequencer
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$129.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller K...Arturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller Keyboard
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$209.00
Arturia MiniLab 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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$119.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonNektar Midi Controller (IMPACT LX25+)
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$103.04
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI ...Arturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI Controller
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$349.00
Arturia MiniLab AmazonArturia MicroLab Compact USB-MIDI Contro...Arturia MicroLab Compact USB-MIDI Controller with IOGEAR 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub Bundle (Black)
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$89.00
Arturia MiniLab walmartArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
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$149.95

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
2.height

152mm

191mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
3.width

345mm

373mm

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

1573.2cm³

3562.15cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.thickness

30mm

50mm

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.
6.weight

900g

1.03kg

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.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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
Arturia MiniLab
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.number of buttons

10

4

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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.
5.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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
Arturia MiniLab
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
Arturia MiniLab
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.
2.total keys

25

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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.
4.drum pads

8

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
5.Has pressure sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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.

Ports

1.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
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
Arturia MiniLab
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.Has plug and play feature
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
4.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
6.Is compatible with iOS
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Arturia MiniLab
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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