Akai Professional MPK Mini Play – Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller with Integrated Sound Module

Akai Professional MPK Mini Play – Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller with Integrated Sound Module


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Akai Professional MPK Mini Play


The black Akai MPK Mini Play from Akai Professional is an ultra-compact keyboard controller with an integrated soundbank and built-in speaker, well suited for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. It features twenty-five velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a four-way thumbstick for pitch and modulation manipulation, eight backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads in two banks, and four sound-shaping knobs that also work as assignable Q-Link knobs in two banks. With an array of hardware controls, MPK Mini Play allows you to record, compose, and perform whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

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 (pedal not included). An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access technologies from Akai Professional’s line of MPC workstations.

The built-in soundbank includes over 128 sounds of varying types including drums. The front panel offers a backlit display and dedicated buttons for selecting keys, drums, favorites, and internal sounds. The integrated speaker allows you to hear while on-the-go for truly mobile performance. The unit may be powered by three AA batteries or via USB bus power. A headphone jack provides a line-level signal for recording or amplifying for full-frequency sound. The Akai MPK Mini Play supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and is compatible with a Mac or Windows computer.

  • Built-in sound module with over 128 different sounds
  • Integrated speaker for on-the-go performance
  • Twenty-five synth-action mini keys
  • Four-way thumbstick for pitch and modulation control
  • Eight backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with note repeat and full level (2 banks, 16 total)
  • Four sound edit knobs / assignable Q-Link knobs (2 banks, 8 total)
  • Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
  • Dedicated octave up and octave down buttons
  • Powered by batteries (3 x AA) or USB bus powered
  • Ultra-compact design allows for creating anywhere
Keyboard 25 keys, synth-weighted and velocity sensitive
Pads 8 pads, pressure and velocity sensitive, light-up MPC-style (2 banks)
Knobs 4 sound edit and assignable controller pots
Other Controls 1 pitch bend/modulation joystick
1 note repeat button
1 full level button
1 tap tempo button
Octaves 10 octave up/down buttons
User Memory Favorites: 8
Arpeggiator Yes
Connectivity 1 x USB Type-B
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm headphone output
1 x 1/4″ TS sustain pedal (pedal not included)
Power Requirements Battery: 3 x AA
USB powered
Mac System Requirements CPU: Intel processor
RAM: 2 GB minimum
Operating System: OS X 10.4.5 or later (OS X 10.7 or later recommended)
Windows System Requirements CPU: Multicore processor
RAM: 2 GB minimum
Operating System: Windows 7 or later
ASIO driver supported soundcard recommended
Dimensions (WxDxH) Not specified by manufacturing
Weight Not specified by manufacturing


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