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Red and ready.

This is the Akai MPK MINI MK II offered in a special edition red. When they're gone, they're gone for good, so if you need a controller and you appreciate a little extra spice in your studio or stage's color palette, here's the instrument for you.

Mini controller with maximum functionality
Go mobile without losing control. The MPK mini is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With an array of hardware controls, MPK mini lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. It features 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs. Plus, two banks expand the number of MPC-style pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities.

Get Creative
MPK mini includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas. 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. An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines with little effort. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access genuine technologies from Akai Professional's line of MPC workstations.

Plug-And-¦Go!
For maximum portability, MPK mini requires no software drivers or external power adapter for operation. It supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and powers up with a single USB connection to your Mac or PC. Four memory banks enable you to store hardware/software presets for quick and easy setting up of your computer and MPK mini.

Software Included
MPK mini comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments for immediate music creation. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a high-definition synthesizer that can create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX's Wobble is an electronic music grime synthesizer that features two independent channels of spectral morphing synthesis with harmonic controls, individual filtering, and discrete LFO controls. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, lets producers and musicians incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their DAW of choice and extends the power of MPK mini by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad. MPC Essentials also runs in standalone mode, so you can start making music without a DAW.

MPK mini MIDI Editor
Unlock the true potential of your MPK mini with the MPK mini MIDI Editor software. This MIDI editor is a powerful preset management software that lets MPK Mini users customize their hardware and software setup on their Mac or PC. Create and tweak presets for your favorite virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs, then store them on your MPK mini. You'll spend less time setting up your gear and more time doing what you love-making great music.

FEATURES
Incorporates 5 years of user feedback for an all-new, enhanced design
25 synth-action mini keys
4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control
8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level
8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
Built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes
Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
Ultra-compact design lets you create anywhere
USB-powered; no power adapter required
Full-size sustain pedal input jack
Comprehensive production software package included

Compact and capable. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive
Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
Computer interface: USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC
Programs: 4
Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
Arpeggiator: Yes
Additional Controls: Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat button, Full Level button, Tap Tempo button
Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal
Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required
Dimensions: 12.5" x 7.13" x 1.75"
Weight: 1.65 lbs
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Akai ProfessionalRED MPK MINI MKII
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I had no idea...

I had no idea what was going to arrive in the mail. I usually don't order from the "scratch & dent" category because I is electronics, mostly. Well, this purchase...Read complete review

I had no idea what was going to arrive in the mail. I usually don't order from the "scratch & dent" category because I is electronics, mostly. Well, this purchase speaks measures to Musician's friend's quality control department because the thing is flawless. Mint condition, in the origional box, serial number intact. I'm still a little fearful about ordering from the scratch and dent section but I'm very happy with my purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

pretty good keyboard

i use this as a midi controller in maschine and logic, and i find that in both softwares the keyboards velocity control is too touchy. other than that, ive found this to be...Read complete review

i use this as a midi controller in maschine and logic, and i find that in both softwares the keyboards velocity control is too touchy. other than that, ive found this to be a good little keyboard. it doesnt feel too cheap and it fits in my backpack.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Super compact

By Chasta

from Bozeman, MT

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

    This is a really fun little beast. It's exactly like the normal MPK mini MKII, just red.
    The first thing I like about this is that it is tiny, I can actually slip it into the medium sized pockets of a backpack. However, being tiny also has some drawbacks, like the keys are not full size/weighted, so it feels a little bit toyish. The real fun part of the controller came from its cc flexibility. Although there was a bit of a learning curve for the interface, once I looked at their website I could assign everything I wanted pretty easily. Switching up the controls for the pads and knobs can be super fast, making the capabilities for this thing much greater then the simple number of buttons it has.
    I haven't used it too much yet, but plan to have it around for backing tracks in an ultra-portable setup.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Top class keyboard and software

    By Haggai Records

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording music and producing

      Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

      Great keyboard with awesome included software. The color scheme is unique. A top class professional keyboard for music producers and studio instrument. Haggai Records

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Good

      By Terry50

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

          I like it because you don't have to push real hard on the buttons.

          (3 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Do not buy the MPK mini MKII

          By Gregory

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about RED MPK MINI MKII:

          I have already returned it. Terrible in every regard. The device is plastic and cheap; however, for the price you probably can't expect more. I bought the MPK mini for my son (8 years old). The software failed to properly load. I emailed tech support and received a quick response. Those tips moved me further along but after 2 hours still no sound, I was unable to get it working. They also require an iLok for their sampled sounds which I hate. We were very disappointed. I use a Novation Impulse 49 in my studio and this system set up in less than 30 minutes with full excellent capability.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I had no idea...

          By Bruh Luuh

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fully functional
          • Functional
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound
          • No visible damage

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile Studio

            Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

            I had no idea what was going to arrive in the mail. I usually don't order from the "scratch & dent" category because I is electronics, mostly. Well, this purchase speaks measures to Musician's friend's quality control department because the thing is flawless. Mint condition, in the origional box, serial number intact. I'm still a little fearful about ordering from the scratch and dent section but I'm very happy with my purchase.

             
            5.0

            IT HAS COOL COLORS!! --every musician buying an instrument

            By Jeroen

            from Netherlands

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Portability

            Cons

            • Inconvenient I/O placement
            • Not all knobs work out of the box in software

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Performance
            • Practicing

            Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

            The MPK mini is a very portable controller and the keys and knobs don't feel cheap. It looks and feels great. I found the only downside of it being its placement of sustain and USB input. They are not placed on thesame side (USB is on the side, sustain is on the back), so keep in mind that the controller gets a lot bigger if you plug a sustain pedal along with the USB.
            Also, I had to do some manual MIDI routing of a lot of control knobs. These are just minor inconveniences though.

             
            3.0

            pretty good keyboard

            By poppaxanny

            from xanland

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • production

              Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

              i use this as a midi controller in maschine and logic, and i find that in both softwares the keyboards velocity control is too touchy. other than that, ive found this to be a good little keyboard. it doesnt feel too cheap and it fits in my backpack.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Exactly what I was looking for.

              By Mischief Tha Misfit

              from Jerome, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                  Love the Red.

                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I returned it

                  By Nate

                  from Midwest

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                    The keys are a lot smaller than a Regular keyboard. You will notice it.

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect space saver

                    By StudioRat

                    from Tri-Cities, WA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality
                    • Saves precious work station space

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII:

                        I was looking for a small MIDI controller to replace the 49 key unit I was using but just took up too much space with my primary 88 key device. I also wanted a controller that had highly rated pads to create the simple beats that I like to use. This unit was plug and play with ProTools and I haven't even downloaded the software yet. Also, I thought this was a great looking unit with the limited edition red and black keys that complement other red colored gear I have on/in my studio desk.

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