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61points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

57points

M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

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27 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini vs M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
61
points
Akai Professional MPK Mini
57
points
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32?

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has backlit LED buttons
    ?
  • 43mm shorter
    152mmvs195mm
  • 46.39% less body volume
    1573.2cm³vs2934.36cm³
  • 233g lighter
    900gvs1133g
  • 8mm thinner
    30mmvs38mm
  • 51mm narrower
    345mmvs396mm

Why is M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32 better than Akai Professional MPK Mini?

  • 7 more keys
    ?

    32vs25
  • 7 more buttons
    ?

    17vs10
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has a transport control section
    ?
  • 6 more memory locations
    ?

    10vs4

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini

M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
2.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

900g

1.13kg

3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

152mm

195mm

4.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

1573.2cm³

2934.36cm³

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

30mm

38mm

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

345mm

396mm

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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
3.Has navigation buttons
?

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
4.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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
5.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

10

17

6.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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

32

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
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

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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
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
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
3.Has plug and play feature
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
4.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32
5.memory locations
?

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

128

4

10

6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32

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