58points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

66points

Novation Launchkey Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
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Akai Professional MPK Mini vs Novation Launchkey Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
58
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66
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Why is Akai Professional MPK Mini better than Novation Launchkey Mini?

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
  • Has a bank selector button
  • Has tap tempo control
  • Has an arpeggiator function
  • Has sustain button
  • 35.66% less body volume
    1573.2cm³vs2445.625cm³
  • 13mm thinner
    30mmvs43mm
  • 23mm shorter
    152mmvs175mm

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

  • 8 more pads
    16vs8
  • Has navigation buttons
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Is compatible with iOS
  • Has synth-action keys
  • 225g lighter
    675gvs900g
  • 20mm narrower
    325mmvs345mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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

2.volume

1573.2cm³

2445.63cm³

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

3.weight

900g

675g

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

4.thickness

30mm

43mm

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

5.height

152mm

175mm

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

6.width

345mm

325mm

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.number of buttons

10

7

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

3.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

4.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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

5.Has tap tempo control
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

6.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

Keys & Pads

1.drum pads

8

16

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

2.total keys

25

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

3.Has velocity sensitive keys
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

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

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.

Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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

2.Is compatible with iOS
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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

3.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

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

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

5.The device is mappable
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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.

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

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

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