The MPK MINI Mk2 is a small-format and portable USB MIDI keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician or home-studio producer. This is the easiest way to access and record/produce within any DAW and with any virtual instrument. Quick features at a glance include:25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way joystick controller,8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable knobs.
MPK mini includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas. Dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range, and a sustain pedal input is built in for expressive playing and recording. An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines with little effort. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access genuine technologies from Akai Professionals line of MPC workstations.
For maximum portability, MPK mini requires no software drivers or external power adapter for operation. It supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and powers up with a single USB connection to your Mac or PC. Four memory banks enable you to store hardware/software presets for quick and easy setting up of your computer and MPK mini.
MPK mini comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments for immediate music creation. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a high-definition synthesizer that can create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOXs Wobble is an electronic music grime synthesizer that features two independent channels of spectral morphing synthesis with harmonic controls, individual filtering, and discrete LFO controls. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, lets producers and musicians incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their DAW of choice and extends the power of MPK mini by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad. MPC Essentials also runs in standalone mode, so you can start making music without a DAW.
Unlock the true potential of your MPK mini with the MPK mini MIDI Editor software. This MIDI editor is a powerful preset management software that lets MPK Mini users customize their hardware and software setup on their Mac or PC. Create and tweak presets for your favorite virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs, then store them on your MPK mini. Youll spend less time setting up your gear and more time doing what you lovemaking great music.
25 synth-action mini keys
4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control
8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level
8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes
Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
Ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
USB-powered; no power adapter required
Full-size sustain pedal input jack
Comprehensive production software package included: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
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Specifications: Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots Computer interface: USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC Programs: 4 Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down Arpeggiator: Yes Additional Controls: Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat button, Full Level button, Tap Tempo button Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required Dimensions: 12.5" x 7.13" x 1.75" Weight: 1.65 lbs