Akai MPK Mini MKIII 25-Note Keyboard/Drum Pad Controller

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MPKMINI MKIII

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Your entry-point into a world of pro production starts here. Introducing the MPK mini mk3, the third iteration of the world's legendary best-selling mini keyboard controller that redefined how a generation of creators makes music.

Features
• 25 Mini keys featuring new keybed technology
• Brilliant OLED display for immediate parameter feedback
• 8 MPC Performance Pads with note repeat and full level in two banks (16 total)
• 8 Endless knobs to tweak your software parameters
• 4-way Joystick for pitch & modulation control
• Class-compliant USB connectivity
• Built-in arpeggiator
• Sustain pedal input jack
• Superior, sturdy design & build
• 1500+ Sounds and everything you need for Pro Production Complete Music Production Starter Kit including MPC Beats, 6 Virtual Instruments (Bassline, Tubesynth, Electric, Hybrid 3, Mini Grand, Velvet) and 2GB of sound content

Everything the modern producer demands is here: Universal compatibility for instant integration with your favorite host music production application; it's compact size makes it an ideal travel companion; its arsenal of pads and assignable controls let you take complete command of every aspect of your production; the new Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed guarantees your performance is captured with every subtle infection of your delivery.

For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool you need to create hit songs from the get-go. For the working professional, MPK mini is the ultimate musical Swiss Army knife, ready to deliver on any musical task. Every song starts somewhere, so rid yourself of any roadblocks by starting your next hit with MPK mini.

ULTIMATE PERFORMER
New to MPK mini is a reimagined Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed, delivering a piano key performance fit for the world's finest keyboard players. From grand pianos to searing synth leads and lush electric pianos, this keybed guarantess to get the best out of any playing style and virtual instrument.

MPC PAD POWER
Add that human touch to your drum tracks with 8 pads pulled right from our flagship MPC series. These bankable velocity-sensitive backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.

Complete Music Production Starter Kit
Your journey to a hit song starts with MPK mini and the Complete Music Production Starter Kit is the roadmap to your destination. Start with a DAW based on the legendary MPC workflow, add in drum and sample expansion packs that the industry pros use, and top it off with the most versatile virtual plugin instruments available today, the possibilities are endless. MPK mini gives you all the tools to reach whatever level of success you set out to attain. Featured software includes MPC Beats, AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand, Velvet and assorted MPC expansion packs.

MPC BEATS SOFTWARE
Whatever you set out to achieve MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow. MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks with world class audio effects, find any sound with the same synth engines found on our legendary MPCs, record audio and much more.

SOUNDS
Feel confident in your productions with a sample collection from some of the finest sound designers in the music production game, including F9 Instruments, Decap, Sample Tools by Cr2, MSX Sound Design and much more. Everything you need is here: Premium and versatile kick drums, snares, 808s, melodic loops, and must-have keygroup instruments for any melodic line imaginable.

MPC BEATS ACADEMY
The MPC Beats Academy is your destination to learn the MPC workflow from start to finish. From making your first beat, to mixing and finalizing, down to exporting and sharing your music, the MPC Beats Academy will guide you through your music making journey on MPC Beats with your MPK mini.

Technical Specifications
Note Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive keys; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons
Pads: 8 assignable backlit pads, velocity- and pressure-sensitive; 2 banks
Knobs: 8 assignable 360 knobs
X-Y Controller: 1 configurable thumbstick with 3 modes
Inputs/Outputs: 1 USB port, (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal
Power: USB Bus-powered
Dimensions (W x D x H): 12.5" x 7.13" x 1.75" / 318mm x 181mm x 44mm
Weight: 1.65 lbs. / 0.75 kg

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Closest StoreToronto (LM Pro) Eastern Ave, Ontario
I've owned this MPK Mini 3 for over a year now so I feel I can give a comprehensive opinion on it. The keys are small, but what do you expect from a product with the word "Mini" in it. They feel solid and I have not had any issues with them. The knobs feel good. Not amazing, but not bad, they are good. The buttons feel a little cheap, like a tv remote replacement you'd get at a dollar store, but they work. The MPC pads feel really nice! They are a little more stiff then I thought they would be but still feel really nice to play on. Only issue is they sometimes double trigger the sounds. Doesn't happen often but it happens from time to time. The joystick is the only thing I don't quite like. It's ok, but I wish there were 2 separate controls for pitch and mod. Don't like how the joystick always jumps back into default setting. The overall quality of the build is really good. It has the right amount of weight (not too light and not too heavy, feels just right) and it is very portable. The oled screen is also nice, although it may feel a little useless, I'm still happy it's there. For $130 CAD you cannot go wrong with this controller!
Posted by John A on Feb 14, 2022
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Closest StoreBelleville, Ontario
This unit has several impressive features. The pads are great for quick drumming ideas, toggle switch for pitch shifting is also handy. The VST’s are awesome, full of cool electro FX, good presets, nice grand piano sounds, and a synth keyboard emulator, basically everything needed for keys, ambiance and crazy notes.\n\nYou get what you pay for, the keys feel cheap, but they get the job done. If you’re a home recorder, it’s definitely worth its weight in functionality at a great price. I read the previous review about keys falling off, I’ve had mine for about a year, well taken care of, no issues at all.
Posted by Brandon on Dec 20, 2021
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The features are great and the drum pads are responsive. The keyboard key design is terrible with keys constantly breaking off. Very disappointed in that design aspect. Because of that I can’t recommend this as the keys are rather important.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2021
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