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25-Key MIDI Keyboard from Akai Professional belonging to the MPK series

Public price: $99 incl. VAT
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  • jolycorentinjolycorentin

    Potable

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 06/15/12 at 03:43
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    The union of the pads and touch on the same keyboard.

    USB connectivity

    UTILIZATION

    The piano keys are light, however hard the pads are velocity is too high.

    the manual is not clear he described the characteristics of the keyboard.

    configuration is not easy at all when you start.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 5 months.

    this is my 2nd and my first keyboard to keyboard pad.

    + is the size that can take him everywhere.
    on - depends on your usage, is to start keyboard is perfect.

    Reasonable value for money.

    no I would do is choose not seen what I saw on the 49 mpk. I would take the MPC range.
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    The union of the pads and touch on the same keyboard.

    USB connectivity

    UTILIZATION

    The piano keys are light, however hard the pads are velocity is too high.

    the manual is not clear he described the characteristics of the keyboard.

    configuration is not easy at all when you start.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 5 months.

    this is my 2nd and my first keyboard to keyboard pad.

    + is the size that can take him everywhere.
    on - depends on your usage, is to start keyboard is perfect.

    Reasonable value for money.

    no I would do is choose not seen what I saw on the 49 mpk. I would take the MPC range.
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  • steewarsteewar

    very well but ...

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 06/14/12 at 05:25
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    It's good but here I find it too gadget while its been 3 months that I make and I ais Mao took his keyboard to begin with and it is not enough depth

    UTILIZATION

    the key is to start smaller than normal for the place in a fairly small keyboard its a little problem after the Mount knobs not very solid but air pads are downright good. I used Floops and went great but when I pass a live big problem in garageband fonctionnaliter but it is not a question but rather the south garage.
    Otherwise the buttons are really pleasant (except lesTOUCHES).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Quick installation (I recall that the keyboard does not work on XP) lais nikel walk on 7 vista or mac both short I …
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    It's good but here I find it too gadget while its been 3 months that I make and I ais Mao took his keyboard to begin with and it is not enough depth

    UTILIZATION

    the key is to start smaller than normal for the place in a fairly small keyboard its a little problem after the Mount knobs not very solid but air pads are downright good. I used Floops and went great but when I pass a live big problem in garageband fonctionnaliter but it is not a question but rather the south garage.
    Otherwise the buttons are really pleasant (except lesTOUCHES).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Quick installation (I recall that the keyboard does not work on XP) lais nikel walk on 7 vista or mac both short I direr problem of small EST corny touches them too small and the knobs and something that would was great its a little lcd and a small internal memory (I wonder if something else were to read this notice and how to use the arpegiator the pads). here is very good to begin with but I find it too trivial so I mys raifaire the famous m-audio venom I urge the quan dje EST try something else ^ ^ live, brief for future buyer it is very nice but have to start another customize with something more =).
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  • Big Job HeadBig Job Head

    fun for mobile use.

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 03/04/12 at 12:55
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    I bought the mini because mpk need a keyboard / controller compact and relatively complete.
    2 octaves, 8 pads and 8 pots on a keyboard so small it's pretty good.

    - Mini USB connector that looks quite fragile (for DIYers, it's easy enough to replace it with a standard USB).
    - No pitch bend or modulation wheel (it is always possible to assign a knob, not very practical but it helps out).
    - No plugs noon, which is a shame, I think the extra cost would have been minimal given the opportunities this brings

    In the end rather average characteristics, which are caught (for me) by the size of the beast.

    UTILIZATION

    - The pads a little hard. Hit too softly will not trigger note…
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    I bought the mini because mpk need a keyboard / controller compact and relatively complete.
    2 octaves, 8 pads and 8 pots on a keyboard so small it's pretty good.

    - Mini USB connector that looks quite fragile (for DIYers, it's easy enough to replace it with a standard USB).
    - No pitch bend or modulation wheel (it is always possible to assign a knob, not very practical but it helps out).
    - No plugs noon, which is a shame, I think the extra cost would have been minimal given the opportunities this brings

    In the end rather average characteristics, which are caught (for me) by the size of the beast.

    UTILIZATION

    - The pads a little hard. Hit too softly will not trigger notes (still for DIYers, it is possible to significantly improve the sensitivity of the pads sticky from the adhesive on the pads)
    - Lowered the pots that will pester large fingers.
    - A very small keyboard which will also pester large fingers ... and how to say ... a bit crap anyway, it's cheap and it's meaning at your fingertips. Do not expect to play with finesse.

    use archi-simple (I use mainly on Live). The arpeggiator is somewhat anecdotal because minimalist but can always help.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use this keyboard for 4 months now in config nomad with a macbook and Live.
    What I like most about this keyboard is its very small size, weight and number of controllers to size.
    Despite its flaws, I'm pretty happy and not asking him anyway to be the quality of a keyboard 4 or 5 times more expensive.

    The quality / price seems about right.

    In hindsight I think I would take a keyboard with MIDI I / O because with only two USB ports on my macbook, it keeps me from leaving a hub for the configs provided a little more when I need to synchronize machines .
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  • beatbroutbeatbrout

    suitable for mobile

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 11/16/11 at 09:34
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    The plug and play, size, weight are its strengths, however, careful to the mini USB connector rather fragile.

    UTILIZATION

    touch is cheap it seems to play a key springs. The velocity of the pads is: nag nag or very. The knobs are not very high and wide so it goes for the settings but if you want to twirl like a DJ is not ideal. Very easy to configure (not the pads yet to find out how assigned)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months. I also have a Roland D50 necessarily so you'll quickly taste of luxury in touch. I like weight, compactness, and ease of use.

    After thinking I would prefer to put € 50 to € 85 rather than during nine but it's still an excellent product for…
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    The plug and play, size, weight are its strengths, however, careful to the mini USB connector rather fragile.

    UTILIZATION

    touch is cheap it seems to play a key springs. The velocity of the pads is: nag nag or very. The knobs are not very high and wide so it goes for the settings but if you want to twirl like a DJ is not ideal. Very easy to configure (not the pads yet to find out how assigned)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months. I also have a Roland D50 necessarily so you'll quickly taste of luxury in touch. I like weight, compactness, and ease of use.

    After thinking I would prefer to put € 50 to € 85 rather than during nine but it's still an excellent product for the nomads (or those who need it to 2-3 agreement from time to time)
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  • RmyxRmyx

    Perfect for beginners

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 09/12/11 at 02:56
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    The small size of the device and its built like the arpeggiator were important elements for this purchase.
    One can also appreciate the USB connector requiring no special MIDI cable

    UTILIZATION

    Touch is not the desired function on this type of product, but note that the velocity is also on the pads. Actually being a novice it can be normal but rather a good surprise for me.
    Otherwise use as impeccable Abbleton live or is recognized directly.
    Manual level could use some work because there is absolutely nothing. Good at making do a little we could find some explanations online but hey it could be better.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one week and I begin to glimpse t…
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    The small size of the device and its built like the arpeggiator were important elements for this purchase.
    One can also appreciate the USB connector requiring no special MIDI cable

    UTILIZATION

    Touch is not the desired function on this type of product, but note that the velocity is also on the pads. Actually being a novice it can be normal but rather a good surprise for me.
    Otherwise use as impeccable Abbleton live or is recognized directly.
    Manual level could use some work because there is absolutely nothing. Good at making do a little we could find some explanations online but hey it could be better.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one week and I begin to glimpse the possibilities. Its small size allows it to easily win especially thanks to his self-supplied USB.

    The investment is minimal and is ideal to try the advantages of MIDI keyboards.

    I will also probably use it for DJing in the future.
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  • Des notes et du bruitDes notes et du bruit

    Great tool (except USB cable)

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 07/22/11 at 02:32
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    Small, well noted, the pads / knobs and keyboard, Akai.
    I have the MPK88 and I wanted a small keyboard for quick sessions, the heavy touch that can be restrictive in some respects, more than I wanted a portable keyboard for some time.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing to say, everything is good, I think even the pads a bit above those of the MPK88. One branch and it works ... except .... After the third day and limited movement in my office to the living room (1 floor), the USB cable began to present a false contact, which will now result in a replacement.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Approximately one week, with the idea I could see the mpk25 (too big), the small korg (bof), ranges and innova…
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    Small, well noted, the pads / knobs and keyboard, Akai.
    I have the MPK88 and I wanted a small keyboard for quick sessions, the heavy touch that can be restrictive in some respects, more than I wanted a portable keyboard for some time.

    UTILIZATION

    Nothing to say, everything is good, I think even the pads a bit above those of the MPK88. One branch and it works ... except .... After the third day and limited movement in my office to the living room (1 floor), the USB cable began to present a false contact, which will now result in a replacement.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Approximately one week, with the idea I could see the mpk25 (too big), the small korg (bof), ranges and innovation alesis (not so portable it).

    I'm crazy, it is aesthetic, hyper reactive, comprehensive and touch is very correct.

    I regret the weakness in the usb (recurring problem ...), and you it seems that there is no possibility of power by mains or batteries, while USB is convenient but if seed ... no alternative.
    I would do even if that choice without hesitation.
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  • Made In BreizhMade In Breizh

    Super - Compact and convenient

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 08/16/11 at 02:26
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    The presence of a single USB port:
    - 2 octave keyboard,
    - Pads to play sound samples,
    - Pots to modulate the sound samples,
    in a compact and portable that motivated my choice of MPK Mini.

    It has a USB port (mini USB, I would have preferred a standard USB port rather than the mini connector), but the main thing is that it communicates with the USB MacBook Pro.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is suitable for my use, which is to trigger events and typing or short melodies.
    For its size, it's a keyboard acceptable, but a keyboard with a touch of piano keys requires longer than the depth of the MPK Mini.
    The good idea is to disable the sensitivity of the pads to use a le…
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    The presence of a single USB port:
    - 2 octave keyboard,
    - Pads to play sound samples,
    - Pots to modulate the sound samples,
    in a compact and portable that motivated my choice of MPK Mini.

    It has a USB port (mini USB, I would have preferred a standard USB port rather than the mini connector), but the main thing is that it communicates with the USB MacBook Pro.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is suitable for my use, which is to trigger events and typing or short melodies.
    For its size, it's a keyboard acceptable, but a keyboard with a touch of piano keys requires longer than the depth of the MPK Mini.
    The good idea is to disable the sensitivity of the pads to use a learning module MIDI DJ software and assign an order.

    The general configuration is simple, I do not need to select the MIDI channel.

    I have not read the manual.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the Mini MPK 6 months, with pleasure, to accompany my control surfaces of DJing.

    Its distinctive feature I like most is the all-in-one, and the quality of the pads to play sound samples.

    I tested before the small separate controllers Korg NANOPAD (launch pad samples) and nanoKEY (2 octaves keyboard), and I did not love their touch. In addition, these two controllers Nano required to provide two USB ports simultaneously has to offer on the MPK Mini USB port.

    The value for money is excellent, and with experience I would do the same choice.
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  • roolioSP6roolioSP6

    This small but powerful Mini MPK

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 08/29/11 at 23:32
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    It's plug n play! You put the USB it works (attention to both side Mini USB keyboard is a bit fragile!

    UTILIZATION

    The touch of the keys is quite heavy which surprises a little for such a small keyboard.
    I was looking for a small keyboard to compose my naps and run samples on my rhythm Psytrance.
    The configuration is fairly simple (although I have not figured out how to set all)
    But then just open a midi track, to put an instrument and play the notes.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I received it last night and enjoyed myself a few hours.
    This is my first keyboard, I'm on the computer music LIVE 8 from 4 months with APC40.
    I like the Plug n Play, touch the keyboard, the impl…
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    It's plug n play! You put the USB it works (attention to both side Mini USB keyboard is a bit fragile!

    UTILIZATION

    The touch of the keys is quite heavy which surprises a little for such a small keyboard.
    I was looking for a small keyboard to compose my naps and run samples on my rhythm Psytrance.
    The configuration is fairly simple (although I have not figured out how to set all)
    But then just open a midi track, to put an instrument and play the notes.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I received it last night and enjoyed myself a few hours.
    This is my first keyboard, I'm on the computer music LIVE 8 from 4 months with APC40.
    I like the Plug n Play, touch the keyboard, the implementation that is fast price and what it can do for that price.
    What I like least, the knobs may be a bit small for my hands from Yeti! If not enough use to be objective on this point.
    The price / quality ratio is unbeatable for the possibility of this keyboard.
    For now my choice is good! We will see later.
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  • polishdog90polishdog90

    Great mini midi controller

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 08/25/11 at 15:34
    Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
    Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
    Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
    Computer Interface: USB/MIDI only
    Programs: 4
    Octaves: 9
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Additional controls: Sustain, Tap-Tempo, CC
    Dimensions: 6" x 13.6" x 1.2"
    Weight: 2 lbs (shipping weight 2.5 lbs)

    I really like this controller because it is small. It's small enough to fit in a computer bag and it's usb powered so you can really jam on it anywhere.

    UTILIZATION

    Using this product was really easy. I just plugged it into my mac, installed the drivers and it was good to go. The only thing that takes a little bit of setting up is using the pads. The …
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    Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
    Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
    Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
    Computer Interface: USB/MIDI only
    Programs: 4
    Octaves: 9
    Arpeggiator: Yes
    Additional controls: Sustain, Tap-Tempo, CC
    Dimensions: 6" x 13.6" x 1.2"
    Weight: 2 lbs (shipping weight 2.5 lbs)

    I really like this controller because it is small. It's small enough to fit in a computer bag and it's usb powered so you can really jam on it anywhere.

    UTILIZATION

    Using this product was really easy. I just plugged it into my mac, installed the drivers and it was good to go. The only thing that takes a little bit of setting up is using the pads. The pre-loaded notes didn't match up with the drum kits in reason so I had to manually change the notes so that I could have a more comfortable and usable drum/sample pad. The tap tempo and arpeggiator features both work very well and come in handy. The keys aren't weighted but if you get used to them you can utilize the velocity sensitive feature. The 8 assignable controller pots are useful too. They are the same situation as the pads, you have to set them up, but once you get them working they are really awesome. You can use them to add real time effects to your synth/instrument. I have some assigned to reverb, delay, modulation, phaser, etc. Using the knobs allows you to add any amount of those effects in real time so that you can improvise some pretty cool stuff live.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I really like this controller. It is perfect for a portable midi controller. Weighted keys, more keys, and a modulation wheel would be nice but aren't really practical for such a small unit. For the price, I can't think of a better midi controller. I've used a few other small midi controllers but got annoyed with all of the wires I had to carry around to get it working properly with my computer. This one is one plug and done. No midi adapters, no power chords, no instrument wires, no pedals. It's small enough to just fit in with my laptop wherever I take it. It definitely has enough features to effectively produce some cool electronic music. I would buy this again if I needed another.
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  • toskifredtoskifred

     very good but!

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 06/05/11 at 12:10
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    everything has been said already !!!!!

    UTILIZATION

    nice to substitute when one is away from his usual gear! plus much easier to move! very pleasant

    OVERALL OPINION

    two weeks and I toured with Cubase 5 and MIDI setup super easy. but attention to the connection side mini usb keyboard very fragile (two weeks of use and connection hs :() has the force of diy habit of hacks! so I'll adapt a classic USB socket!
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