Akai Professional MPK61

Akai Professional MPK61

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MPK61, 61-Key MIDI Keyboard from Akai Professional in the MPK series.

2 user reviews
Prices starting at $400 Average price: $400

Akai Professional MPK61 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Akai Professional
  • Model: MPK61
  • Series: MPK
  • Category: 61-Key MIDI Keyboards
  • Added in our database on: 07/16/2009

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Akai Professional MPK61 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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yanki's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good keyboard functionality"

Akai Professional MPK61
My choice was a 61-key keyboard, which included the MPD pads.


It is clear that at the touch of Akai (MPK of 49 to 61) is very specific to the brand.
It's a hit rather hard (not heavy shade), the keys back in place very quickly.
Better to try before you buy, because for me, touch does not suit me at all (which does not mean that it is unpleasant).

This keyboard is great for its features:
- The modulation wheels are superb and very good quality (this is the best I've had the opportunity to have).
- The pads are those of an MPD 24 or 32 ... I, however, a preference for Pads in NI Maschine.
- The faders and knobs are quite nice, even if there is no preset for Logic, it is still very easy to create'm even its preset.


Currently, I sold it to buy a smaller keyboard (Novation SL 25MkII) for synth sounds, and a keyboard key hammer (Studiologic VMK 161 Plus) which is the keyboard that has the best quality / price ratio for a heavy touch ...

If you can afford, and want a 88 key hammer keys with the same functionality as the MPK 61, take the Akai MPK 88 (which does not even touch his little brothers). This is the best of both worlds, and the investment is worth it, definitely!
Brogan Beatmaker10/06/2010

Brogan Beatmaker's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"very good keyboard"

Akai Professional MPK61
16 Pads (against 12 aux MPK 25 and 49)
Full level and 16 level as in the MPD and MPC if I'm not mistaken.
Note Repeat
4 Banks of 16 Pads.

61 keys (Aftertouch and arpeggiator)

72 assignable Q-Link Controller
Keys Play, Stop, Rec. .


MIDI In / Out
2 Foot Switch
1 Expression Pedal
USB powered or plug into a non-provided.


Touch Keyboard pleasant but nothing more. I find it better than my other keyboard M-Audio Oxygen 49 and slightly more enjoyable than my E-MU Xboard61.
Suited my use (Hiphop, film music, Electro)
Simple configuration, just a little trouble at the assignment level but a little research on Google and it will seem like child's play.


I use it for 1 year or so.
I had the opportunity to try several other models such as:
All M-AUDIO series
The E-MU Xboard61
The MPK49, MPK 88

What I prefer:
The 16 pads, very pleasant to compose drums.
The 61 keys comfortable for all (enough to compose music for film and not too much to compose HipHop. I think that 49 is perfect for Hip-Hop but not enough to compose music for film)
The 8 assignable faders

The price/quality ratio is good as the quality is very good. It is not an investment to take lightly because MPK 61 is enough even when it is expensive enough. I think if you just want to compose only hip-hop and electro, the MPK49 is sufficient.

With exprience, I would repeat this choice without a doubt.

Akai Professional MPK61 news

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Akai MPK61

Published on 07/16/09
Akai announced the MPK61, the fourth model in the company's unique line of keyboard/MPC performance controllers.

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