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Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Top 10%139 points
Top 10%
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
Top specs and features

Arturia KeyLab 25 vs Akai Professional Max 25: 36 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
74% have it

2. Has semi-weighted keys

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
37% have it

3. weight

600g lighter.
3.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.3kg

4. volume

16.38% less body volume.
9699.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
11600.82cm³

5. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
99% have it

6. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
99% have it

7. thickness

11mm thinner.
70mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
81mm

8. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
23
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
29

9. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
72% have it

10. Has aftertouch keyboard

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
39% have it

11. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
69% have it

12. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
68% have it

13. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
78% have it

14. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
66% have it

15. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
48% have it

16. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
8

17. Has a pitch wheel

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
66% have it

18. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
9
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
0

19. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
36% have it

20. width

31mm narrower.
465mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
434mm

21. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
25

22. height

32mm shorter.
298mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm
330mm

23. Has weighted keys

Fully weighted keys are designed to replicate the weight and playing action of a conventional piano keys. If you compose a lot of piano-oriented music, the realism of a weighted, hammer-action keyboard might be ideal for you.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
5% have it

24. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
52% have it

25. Has hybrid synth feature

A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.
Arturia KeyLab 25
Akai Professional Max 25
6% have it

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