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Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
Top 19%126 points
Top 19%
Top 10%139 points
Top 10%
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
Top specs and features

Arturia MiniLab vs Akai Professional Max 25: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

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

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
30% have it

3. 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
37% have it

4. volume

69.29% less body volume.
3562.15cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
11600.82cm³

5. 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
69% have it

6. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
73% have it

7. weight

2.27kg lighter.
1.03kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.3kg

8. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
36% have it

9. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
14% have it

10. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25

11. drum pads

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

12. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
29

13. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
38% have it

14. 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
79% 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
49% have it

16. 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
40% have it

17. Has a display

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

18. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
40% have it

19. Has a modulation wheel

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

20. 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 MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
66% have it

21. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25
20% have it

22. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
16
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
0

23. width

61mm narrower.
373mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
434mm

24. total keys

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

25. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional Max 25

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