52points

Akai Professional MPK Mini

38points

Novation Launchkey Mini

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27 facts in comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini vs Novation Launchkey Mini

Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini

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

  • Has tap tempo control
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  • Has velocity sensitive keys
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  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • 3 more buttons
    ?

    10vs7
  • Has sustain button
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  • 23mm shorter
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    152mmvs175mm
  • 35.66% less body volume
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    1573.2cm³vs2445.625cm³

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

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

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

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK Mini

ProductStorePrice
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key ...AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software included
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$119.00
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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$114.44
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Play, Standal...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 AmazonBeat Maker Bundle - Piano Style Keyboard...Beat Maker Bundle - Piano Style Keyboard/USB MIDI Controller with 138 Sounds and Sustain Pedal - Akai Pro MPK Mini Play + M-Audio SP-2
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$164.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Mk2 Level 3 R...Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk2 Level 3 Regular 190839121684
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$200.00
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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$211.95
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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$340.91
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAKAI Professional LPK25, USB-Powered MID...AKAI Professional LPK25, USB-Powered MIDI Keyboard with 25 Velocity-Sensitive Synth Action Keys for Laptops (Mac & PC), Editing Software Included
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$60.72
Akai Professional MPK Mini AmazonAKAI Professional LPD8 | Portable USB-po...AKAI Professional LPD8 | Portable USB-powered MIDI Controller with 8 Velocity-Sensitive Drum Pads for Laptops (Mac & PC), Editing Software included
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$69.00
Akai Professional MPK Mini Amazonammoon Worlde Panda mini Portable Mini 2...ammoon Worlde Panda mini Portable Mini 25-Key USB Keyboard and Drum Pad MIDI Controller
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$75.99

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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$109.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB Keyb...Novation Launchkey Mini 25-Note USB Keyboard Controller, MK2 Version
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$109.00
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB M...Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller + SR360 Over-Ear Dynamic Stereo Headphones & Fibertique Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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$130.00
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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$139.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB M...Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller + Tascam TH-07 High-Definition Monitor Headphones & Fibertique Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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$179.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini MK2 Ableton Logi...Novation Launchkey Mini MK2 Ableton Logic MIDI 25-Key Controller (Renewed)
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$59.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard & Hosa HSS-005 REAN 1/4" TRS to REAN 1/4" TRS Pro Balanced Interconnect, 5 Feet
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$122.18
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchpad X Grid Controller for...Novation Launchpad X Grid Controller for Ableton Live & Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$309.98
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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$149.99
Novation Launchkey Mini AmazonNovation Launchpad Mini MK3 Ableton Live...Novation Launchpad Mini MK3 Ableton Live 64 RGB Pads 8x8 Grid Controller + Novation Launchkey Mini MK3 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, SR850 Headphones & Fibertique Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
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$249.99

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.height

152mm

175mm

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

345mm

325mm

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

1573.2cm³

2445.63cm³

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

900g

675g

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.
6.thickness

30mm

43mm

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.

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.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.
3.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.
4.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.
The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
6.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Keys & Pads

1.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.
The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
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.
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
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.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.
2.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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional MPK Mini
Novation Launchkey Mini
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.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.
5.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.
6.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.

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