[NAMM] Akai MPK25
Akai Professional announces the MPK25, a new addition to its MPK series of keyboard controllers with MPC pads.
The MPK25 draws on the design of the MPK49. It features a 25-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch, 12 MPC pads, Q-Link controls and MPC technology. Its size is designed to be smaller and more portable.
The MPK series features MPC pads that are pressure and velocity-sensitive. The pads can access four banks of sounds, so performers can have 48 samples at their fingertips.
The MPK25 offers assignable controls through its Q-Link section. The MPK25 gives players 32 parameters of control through 12 virtual knobs and four virtual buttons, each of which can access two different banks of assignment via a bank-change control.
"The MPK25 has an arpeggiator, which enables performers to develop creative riffs in seconds," Akai said. The arpeggiator features six different modes and can have its own swing settings independent of the MPC Note Repeat settings.
Pricing & Availability
The MPK25 keyboard controller with MPC pads will be available from pro audio and musical instrument retailers in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99 and an estimated street price of $299.99.
For more info: www.akaipro.com.
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