AKAI MPK261 Performance USB/MIDI Pad & Keyboard Controller

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  • 61 semi-weighted keys with after touch
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and more
  • iOS compatible with camera kit (sold separately)
  • Plug and play via USB
  • 16 RGB MPC style pads perfect for making drums
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USB/MIDI Pad & Keyboard Controller, Akai MPK261

Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK range are performance pad and keyboard controllers available in a range of sizes (25, 49, and 61 key keyboards). All three feature semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch. Included in the production software package is: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 & Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads). Bundled with MPK261 is SONiVOX’s Eighty-Eight Ensemble, an authentic grand-piano virtual instrument, that lets you compose or perform with pristine, expertly voiced piano samples.

The MKP249 and MKP261 feature 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads, each with 4 banks for 64 pads, and the MKP225 features 8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 32 pads. 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each) for the MKP249 and MKP261, and the MKP225 has 12 assignable Q-Link controllers including 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons.

The MKP range features a revamped control layout with backlit LCD screens, and include USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output. All three keyboards and have comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration. The MPK range keyboards are optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity, and are iOS compatible when used with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).

Other features include MPC Note Repeat and an arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation, as well as MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo. The MKP249 and MKP261 also feature 16 Levels and MPC Swing. There are Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing, and the MKP261 has Split mode for expressive performances. 1 assignable footswitch jack (2 with the MKP261), and 1 expression jack are included.

 

  • 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
  • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls with split mode for expressive performances
  • 2 assignable footswitch jacks and 1 expression jack
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
  • Production software package included
Number of Keys 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
Pads 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
Q-Link Controls 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 backlit switches
Computer Interface USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
Octaves 10 with Octave Up and Down
Arpeggiator Yes
Additional Controls MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
Additional Inputs (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (2) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
Power USB power; no power adapter required
Dimensions 35.63" x 12.25" x 3.38"
Weight 15.1 lbs
Mac System Requirements 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
Windows System Requirements 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended
Connectivity Available USB port

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