The Akai Professional MPK Mini Play keyboard controller sets a new standard for portable music production controllers. Featuring 25 synth-action mini keys, eight MPC pads (complete with Note Repeat), four assignable control knobs to control eight parameters, and a 4-way thumbstick for pitch/modulation, the MPK Mini Play offers comprehensive control. And with the included 128 instrument sounds and 10 drum kits, you're ready to produce in a variety of styles. Complete with a built-in speaker and headphone output, the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play is more like a tiny synth workstation that doubles as a compact controller for your computer.
With just three AA batteries, you can use the MPK Mini Play as a portable synth workstation. Its built-in sound module features 128 sounds and 10 drum kits. Monitor your performance with the built-in speaker, or connect your headphones for a private session. Create melodies while you ride the train to work. Compose a new piece out in nature somewhere. If you want more options for producing music anywhere you go, Sweetwater can highly recommend the MPK Mini Play.
Craft sophisticated virtual instrument rigs with Akai Professional VIP 3.0
The difference between a fun MIDI controller and a full hybrid keyboard workstation is Akai Professional VIP 3.0 — a powerful instrument and FX suite (a $100 value) that's free with your purchase of the MPK Mini Play. This third-generation version of Akai Professional's Virtual Instrument Player software is a masterpiece of workflow management. It lets you load up just about any VST plug-in and combine up to eight virtual instruments plus effects into sophisticated arrangements with key zones, splits, and custom mappings — exactly what you'd expect from a standalone workstation. What's more, there's an ever-growing list of plug-ins that automatically map to your controller, and thanks to VIP 3.0's MIDI Learn function, you can map any plug-in with any controller in any way you like. Run it as a standalone platform, or use it as a plug-in in your favorite DAW. Either way, VIP 3.0 will revolutionize the way you approach virtual instruments.
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MPC Essentials Expansions (Elements of UK Dance/House/Dystopia)
25 velocity-sensitive synth-action mini keys
Built-in sound module features 128 sounds and 10 drum kits
Built-in speaker and headphone out for personal monitoring
Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
Innovative 4-way thumbstick for ergonomic control of pitch and modulation
8 backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat and Full Level
4 assignable Q-link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
USB powered, no power adapter required
Can also be powered via 3 x AA batteries
Includes Akai Professional VIP 3.0 virtual instrument workstation software/plug-in
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