Akai hit it out of the park with the original MPK series and now they have taken 5 years to make sure the mini mk2 does the samw. With 25 mini-size keys Akai know too well that the modern keyboard whether in the studio or even up on stage rarely needs just a decent keybed. The MPK mini also features 8 RGB-illuminated MPC pads, 8 assignable Q-Link controllers, 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control and switches as well as an amazing software bundle package that includes Ableton Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.
Choose Your Weapon: Building on the success of the original, the feature-packed MPD2 Series gives you amazing creative musical ammo with Thick Fat backlit MPC pads, improved controls and new bundled softwareOK, it was a tall order. We admit it. People loved the original MPDs so much that we didn't want to mess with success.But we did.The MPD2 Series is a product of over six years of detailed customer research and user feedback.
The APC40 LegacyIn 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller-APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere.
The MPC Studio Music Production Controller fuses legendary MPC production with the processing power of your computer. Its compact design is less than 1" thin and fits easily into a laptop bag or backpack. It's USB-powered with low-profile knobs and brushed aluminum body, and includes MPC Software for Mac and PC with 128-track sequencing capability. With 16 backlit genuine MPC pads, legendary MPC workflow, MPC Swing, plus four touch-sensitive knobs providing enhanced MPC software control, you'll be producing quality music in no time.