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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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  • PHil MartinsPHil Martins

    good for its price

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 04/29/11 at 05:39
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I had gone to buy the keyboard part only ... and for a few dollars extra, there was this lovely shot of the controller, so I took it.
    8 pads, 8 knobs, 25 buttons, 1 arpeggiator
    MIDI USB (mini USB keyboard itself)

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard has enough "spring" which surprised me a little early, we expect something more slack.

    The manual? not found in mac .. Utility is installed (very well done) and now ... no help menu in this utility so I'm going through because of this ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a week and my goal is to use it for the live-act-oriented DJs.

    I use the controller with IPAD as touchosc, but I wanted a small annex controller to add voice and co…
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    I had gone to buy the keyboard part only ... and for a few dollars extra, there was this lovely shot of the controller, so I took it.
    8 pads, 8 knobs, 25 buttons, 1 arpeggiator
    MIDI USB (mini USB keyboard itself)

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard has enough "spring" which surprised me a little early, we expect something more slack.

    The manual? not found in mac .. Utility is installed (very well done) and now ... no help menu in this utility so I'm going through because of this ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had a week and my goal is to use it for the live-act-oriented DJs.

    I use the controller with IPAD as touchosc, but I wanted a small annex controller to add voice and controller some additional effects using real knob

    It would have been possible to make additional pages with the IPAD, but I wanted to have some real knobs on hand to add a little more fun and life at my gigs.

    Initially I was gone for the X1 from Allen & Heath, but I found it too big and did not need a giant dialjog, I stumbled by chance on this controller and I got:

    The pros:
    - Size
    - Price
    - The number of functions: keyboard, pads, knobs
    - The quality of manufacturing, despite the fact that here it is  all-plastic
    - The app configuration 

    the -:
    - The size of the knobs, too broad and certainly not high enough for my taste. The grip is not perfect. I have changed for better control
    - No doc OSX

    I have a gig next week and I could see how the controller behaves. For now it seems quite reliable and I have set my configuration as I prefer.

    Honestly I still can not really say whether I am satisfied with my purchase, the future will tell me
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  • mygukmyguk

    Not agree at all with the previous Opinion

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 01/29/11 at 07:27
    I have XP home edition and it works fine with me ...
    Akai will probably propose a solution in the future (drivers) for this kind of product.

    UTILIZATION

    Everything is included on this little MIDI keyboard, a real Swiss Army knife for computer music:
    knobs, pads, keyboard, ultra compact and small (almost a toy).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Very pleased with this acquisition, I had a keyboard E-MU Xboard 25 and remained very good but I was looking for something smaller to move, the pads also have finally convinced me, sold one to buy another.
    Definitely the best MIDI keyboard for musicians on the go!
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    I have XP home edition and it works fine with me ...
    Akai will probably propose a solution in the future (drivers) for this kind of product.

    UTILIZATION

    Everything is included on this little MIDI keyboard, a real Swiss Army knife for computer music:
    knobs, pads, keyboard, ultra compact and small (almost a toy).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Very pleased with this acquisition, I had a keyboard E-MU Xboard 25 and remained very good but I was looking for something smaller to move, the pads also have finally convinced me, sold one to buy another.
    Definitely the best MIDI keyboard for musicians on the go!
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  • MésonoxieMésonoxie

    Does not work under Windows XP

    Akai Professional MPK miniPublished on 01/16/11 at 13:24
    I just wanted to post my review to indicate that the Akai MPK Mini seems to not work under Windows XP, even when the USB Audio Device is installed.

    So beware before you buy!

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    OVERALL OPINION

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