Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus 37-Key Compact MIDI Controller

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Akai Professional 37-Key Portable Keyboard MIDI Controller with Advanced Connectivity and Onboard Step Sequencer

The MPK Mini keyboard line revolutionized portable music-making for producers and beatmakers all over the world. Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus builds on that innovation by empowering musicians with full creative control that delivers ultimate feel and expression, along with next-generation performance tools. Advanced connectivity easily and fully unites all your favorite studio devices for complete and expanded hardware integration in a compact 3-octave design.

  • 37-key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
  • Transport controls
  • Assignable joystick for dynamic MIDI control
  • 8 RGB-backlit drum pads
  • Pitch bend and mod wheels
  • Onboard step sequencer
  • CV/gate I/O
  • 5-pin MIDI I/O

Full portable creative control

While maintaining its compact footprint, MPK Mini Plus offers extensive controls providing deep command over a wide range of features. Eight velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit MPC drum pads are the backbone for not only playing dynamic beats and programming drums, but also assigning program changes and triggering additional CC parameters.

Assignable knobs and transport controls

Dial in effects with the eight assignable rotary encoders for every function including filters, automation, pan controls and more. For the first time on any MPK Mini, enjoy dedicated transport controls for total integration with your DAW. Eliminate needless back-and-forth from your QWERTY keyboard and mouse and stay engaged in the creative workflow with dedicated play, stop, record, loop and locator buttons.

Ultimate feel and expression

As with all MPK Mini controllers, performance starts with the keys. MPK Mini Plus features 37 keys with the Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed for expanded melodic and harmonic creation. Three full octaves means more room for two-handed chords, arpeggiation and laying down solos or soundscapes. The Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed features incredibly playable keys with a wider velocity range, delivering a world-class level of note dynamics and response.

Pitch bend and mod wheels

With more keys, your music will need new ways to add feel and expression, so MPK Mini Plus adds dedicated pitch bend and modulation wheel controllers to help all keyboard performances truly come alive. Alongside the iconic joystick controller, there's no shortage of tactile interaction for near limitless expression.

Standalone operation

For those spontaneous creative moments or quick jams sessions, MPK Mini Plus can operate with standalone functionality. The polyphonic step sequencer is convenient for capturing new ideas on the fly. Record notes and drum patterns simultaneously for serious standalone music creation.

Dedicated modes for chords and scales

MPK Mini Plus features two modes to help simplify and accurately enhance your performances. Chords Mode plays multiple notes and inversions with a single key, and Scales Mode enables the keybed to play notes only in the selected scale. For both modes, many creative options are available along with 15 scale settings.

Advanced connectivity

Connect to any class-compliant USB or 5-pin MIDI device and use the CV/gate connectors to plug into your eurorack setup and other semi-modular synths. MPK Mini Plus is versatile enough for the serious beginner looking to grow their creative space and also for seasoned pros who want to get the most out of their studio gear.

DAW control mapping

MPK Mini Plus can be mapped to your favorite DAW such as FL, Logic or Ableton, giving you all the portable creative control you need. Take advantage of controlling your transport, macros, mixing environments and even writing automation for your favorite plug-in effects and instruments.

Includes MPC Beats DAW for Mac and PC

The bundled MPC Beats digital audio workstation software for Mac and PC offers the iconic MPC workflow right on a desktop or laptop computer, and also includes thousands of sounds, drum samples, loops and plug-in instruments to create your next hit song. With the 37-note Gen 2 Keybed, MPC plug-in instruments like Electric and Tubesynth will come alive with extended sonic range. Set MPK Mini Plus on a desktop and connect with standalone MPC devices to control Mellotron and Hype plug-ins.

More Information
Manufacturer Akai Professional
Condition New
Included from Manufacturer USB-B to USB-A cable
Controller Type Keyboard
Number of Keys 37
Weighted Keys No
Key Action Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
Aftertouch No
Onboard Controllers 8 × full-size RGB MPC pads
8 × assignable encoders
Assignable joystick
Pitch bend wheel
Modulation wheel
DAW transport controls
Control Connections 1/4" sustain pedal input
1/8" pitch CV output
1/8" modulation CV output
1/8" gate output
1/8" clock input
1/8" clock output
Sequencer 2-track polyphonic step or live-record sequencer
Arpeggiator Yes
5-Pin MIDI Yes
Compatible Devices Mac/PC
Bus Power Yes
Software Editor Yes
Width 17.76”
Depth 7.08”
Height 2.04”
Product Weight 2.78 lb
Unique Features Standalone operation
Dedicated modes for chords and scales

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inMusic Brands, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that Akai Professional products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase from an authorized Akai Pro dealer and continuing for the following period of time after that date for (1) Year.

This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product by the purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unusual physical or electrical stress, modification of any part of the product, or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number removed or made illegible; (c) all plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal use; (d) defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment, or service of the products.

During the applicable warranty period, Akai Pro will repair or replace, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, without charge to the purchaser, any defective component part of the product. Akai Pro may, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned, new or comparable product.

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