Akai Professional MPK Mini Plus 37-key Keyboard Controller

  • $169.00

Get hands-on with your sound with the Akai MPK Mini Plus Keyboard Controller, available at Irvine Art & Music Center. Fans of Akai’s MPK Mini series have long awaited the arrival of a controller with a larger keybed for improved workspace. Thankfully, the Mini Plus answers the call. Spanning 3-plus octaves, 37 keys allow for seamless lead or chord creation. Still not enough? With built-in octave shift switches, you’ll be able to control the entire note spectrum with ease. Above the black and white keys lies an improved MIDI command center featuring eight drum pads, a transport control, pitch and mod wheels, eight rotating parameter knobs, and of course, the iconic 4-way joystick control for interesting effects experimentation. When it comes to live recording and playback, being in control is key — as musicians have found, the MPK Mini Plus never falls short.

Given the Mini Plus’ compact design, you’ll be able to create music in virtually any setting. Near the studio, you’ll have USB and MIDI connectivity to control your DAW or VST host. You’ll also have the ability to connect to a modular synthesizer or other compatible hardware unit for easy external integration. When you’re on the go, the Mini Plus features a convenient standalone mode for instant use. Got the perfect melody in mind while you’re out? No problem: an included Class-compliant USB and 5-pin MIDI connection is available for any compatible device, ensuring your momentary musical genius goes down in writing.

Included MPC Beats Software DAW When you get an MPK Mini Plus from Irvine Art & Music Center, you’re getting more than just hardware. MPC Beats is included to get your next projects up and running within seconds. You’ll be given access to Akai’s complete DAW software, jam-packed with thousands of sounds, samples, loops, and VSTs for instant experimentation and music creation. When paired with the MPK Mini Plus’ 37 keys, you’ll be able to form chords, splits, and manage leads all within the same controller. And with the Mini Plus’ onboard Play, Stop, Record, Loop, and Locator buttons, you’ll be able to record impressive instrumentation without taking your hands off the controller.

Akai MPK Mini Plus Keyboard Controller Features:

  • USB Class-compliant MIDI keyboard and live controller
  • 37-key Gen 2 keybed offers 3 octaves of comfortable note control
  • Compact construction allows for an easy travel-friendly fit in nearly any gig bag
  • 8 RGB-backlit drum pads for exclusive sampling/looping management
  • New Polyphonic Step Sequencer feature allows for easy creation on the go
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels for live tweaking
  • CV/Gate input/output provides compatibility with external equipment
  • 8 controllable parameter knobs for mixing control
  • Dedicated transport controls (Start, Stop, Record, Loop, Locator)
  • Classic 4-way joystick controller enables creative parameter control
  • Standalone operation compatible
  • Included MPC Beats software for PC and Mac

Tech Specs

  • Type:Keyboard Controller
  • Number of Keys:37
  • Type of Keys:Semi-weighted
  • Pads:8 x MPC RGB
  • Other Controllers:Pitchbend, Mod Wheel, X/Y Joystick
  • Encoders/Pots:8
  • Sequencer:2-track Poly Step/Live
  • Pedal Inputs:1 x 1/4" (sustain)
  • MIDI I/O:In/Out/USB
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Other I/O:5 x 1/8" (pitch, gate, mod, clock)
  • Computer Connectivity:USB
  • Software:MCP Beats
  • Power Supply:USB bus powered
  • Height:2.04"
  • Width:17.76"
  • Depth:7.08"
  • Weight:2.78 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number:MPKMINIPLUS