54points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

42points

Novation Launchkey Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
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27 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini vs Novation Launchkey Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
54
points
Akai Professional MPK Mini
42
points
Novation Launchkey Mini

Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than Novation Launchkey Mini?

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • 3 more buttons
    ?

    10vs7
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • Has sustain button
    ?
  • 23mm shorter
    152mmvs175mm
  • 35.66% less body volume
    1573.2cm³vs2445.625cm³

Why is Novation Launchkey Mini better than Akai Professional MPK Mini?

  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    16vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?
  • 20mm narrower
    325mmvs345mm
  • 225g lighter
    675gvs900g

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 Professional MPK MINI MK2 MKII | 25...Akai Professional MPK MINI MK2 MKII | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller (Red/Black)+ 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub + High Speed USB Extension Cable + Clean Cloth
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$129.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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$378.76
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 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, and Software Suite Included
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$154.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$169.99
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad...Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons)
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$249.95
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional USB MIDI Controller fo...Akai Professional USB MIDI Controller for FL Studio with 64 RGB Clip/Drum Pad Matrix (Fire)
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$99.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII Black | ...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII Black | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller with Joystick, VIP Software Download Included - Limited Edition
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$174.95

Novation Launchkey Mini

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$99.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB Keyb...Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB Keyboard Controller, MK2 Version
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$88.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key ...Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard with Sustain Pedal and Knox 4 Port 3.0 USB Hub (3 Items)
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$119.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthe...Novation MiniNova Analog Modeling Synthesizer
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$369.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key ...Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25 Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard with Knox Gear 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub (2 Items)
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$104.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation LAUNCHKEY MINI MK2 25 Key USB K...Novation LAUNCHKEY MINI MK2 25 Key USB Keyboard Controller+Headphones
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$94.95
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchpad Mini [MK3] Grid Contr...Novation Launchpad Mini [MK3] Grid Controller for Ableton Live
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$99.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonLTGEM EVA Hard Case for Novation Launchk...LTGEM EVA Hard Case for Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB Keyboard MK2 Controller - Travel Protective Carrying Storage Bag
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$21.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 Keyboard Controller with Knox 4 Port 3.0 USB HUB (2 Items)
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$139.99

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

152mm

175mm

3.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

900g

675g

4.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

1573.2cm³

2445.63cm³

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

30mm

43mm

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

345mm

325mm

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
Novation Launchkey Mini
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
Novation Launchkey Mini
3.Has navigation buttons
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
4.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

10

7

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
Novation Launchkey Mini
6.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
Novation Launchkey Mini

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
Novation Launchkey Mini
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

25

25

3.drum pads
?

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

16

4.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
5.Has synth-action keys
?

A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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
Novation Launchkey Mini
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
Novation Launchkey Mini
3.Has plug and play feature
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
4.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
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
Novation Launchkey Mini
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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