Akai’s New and Updated MPK mini mk3 MIDI Controller

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 4 August 2020
  • Time to read: 3 min.

MPK mini mk3 Keyboard MIDI Controller

Akai Professional released a new version of the best-selling MIDI controller, MPK mini mk3! MPC-inspired production essentials, a Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed, and tight integration with any music production app makes MPK mini mk3 the ultimate go-anywhere beat making tool.

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MPK mini mk3 Highlights

  • 25 Mini Keys, Featuring Redesigned Keybed for Incredible Dynamic Expression & Precise Articulation
  • Brilliant OLED Display for Immediate Parameter Feedback
  • 8 Bankable MPC Performance Pads with Legendary Note Repeat and Full Level Functions
  • 8 Endless Rotary Knobs
  • 4-Way Joystick for Pitch & Modulation Control
  • Class-Compliant USB Connectivity
  • Built-in Arpeggiator
  • Sustain Pedal Input Jack
  • Superior, Sturdy Design & Build
  • Complete Music Production Starter Kit, including MPC Beats, AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand and Velvet as well as
  • assorted MPC Beats versions of MPC Expansion packs
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For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool needed to create hit songs from the start. For the working professional, MPK mini is the ultimate musical Swiss Army knife, packed with all the features to deliver on any musical task. From its inception, the MPK mini inspired a generation of producers, redefining how creators make music. MPK mini mk3 refines the tried and tested design of its predecessors with an updated feature spec that leaves any roadblocks by the wayside and places creativity firmly in the driver’s seat. Your hit song starts here!

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This mini keyboard MIDI controller has been used by countless artists and musicians for years, and the newest version builds on that legacy with new features to make it even easier to create music. Plus, it comes bundled with the Complete Music Production Starter Kit, including MPC Beats and all the software you need to start making music right away.

Universal Compatibility

Featuring driverless plug-and-play connectivity, MPK mini is primed for immediate performance and production capability right out the box. MPK mini’s new OLED display places must-have visual feedback of velocity, CC, and even DAW mode selection, offering seamless capability with all industry-standard music production apps.

Complete Music Production Starter Kit

MPK mini includes everything needed to immediately start making music right out the box. Featuring MPC Beats, a professional DAW based on the legendary MPC workflow, sample content from assorted MPC Expansion packs and a collection of the most versatile virtual plugin instruments available today (AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand, Velvet), the creative possibilities with the Music Production Starter Kit are endless.

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New Gen 2 Keybed

Designed from the ground up, MPK mini’s all-new, reimagined Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed delivers a natural and responsive key performance. From grand pianos to searing synth leads and lush electric pianos, the Gen 2 keybed guarantees the best from any playing style and virtual instrument.

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MPC Pad Power

No Akai Professional keyboard controller would be complete without the legendary MPC pads – MPK mini is no exception with 8 pads pulled right from the flagship MPC series. These bankable, velocity-sensitive backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.

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Complete Command of Your Production

MPK mini’s rotary knobs give producers and performers immediate control of any assignable parameter in their music application. Designed to assign to synth, mixer, and effects plugins, users will love the hands-on control of all key parameters for an immersive, music-making experience.

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Packed with Production Mainstays

Note repeat, arpeggiator, and the Omni-directional joystick are trusted features no MPK mini would be complete without, and it’s all here in MPK mini mk3. Whether it’s sparking that initial idea or capturing every subtle inflection of expressive performance, MPK mini gives users complete flexibility to truly make their performance your own.

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MPC Beats Academy

To make sure new users can start creating music quickly, we’ve also created the MPC Beats Academy – a series of videos that walk you through the process of creating different styles of music using MPC Beats and the MPK mini.

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Find the MPC Beats Academy here: https://www.akaipro.com/mpc-beats-academy 

Pricing and Availability

The Akai MPK mini mk3 is available now.

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