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Akai Professional Now Shipping MPK Mini Keyboard Controller

December 21, 2010

The Akai MPK Mini strikes the perfect balance between portability and comprehensive software control by melding together the immediate control and grab-and-go convenience of the LPK25 and LPD8. The MPK Mini is less than 13 inches across and weighs just over one pound and easily fits into a laptop case, backpack or messenger bag for extreme portability.akai mpk mini

The MPK Mini keyboard is ideal for quickly entering notes and phrases into a computer, while also capturing performance dynamics thanks to its velocity-sensitive keys and pads. The MPK Mini also has a built-in arpeggiator to create sparkling, staccato leads and driving bass lines in a variety of time signatures and patterns.

MPK Mini's eight backlit, velocity-sensitive pads great for firing one-shot samples and sequencing drum patterns. The pads can send note information, MIDI CCs, or even program changes. Additionally, the MPK Mini has eight assignable Q-Link knobs to control virtually any software parameter.

MPK Mini is plug-and-play with Mac or PC and requires no software driver installation or wall power for operation. The included software editor quickly maps MPK Mini's controls as well.

The MPK Mini is available now from musical instrument and professional audio retailers. MPK Mini has a U.S. Retail Price of $199 and an estimated street price of $99.

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