The MPK25 from Akai Professional is a 25-key, USB based performance controller, that also features 12 genuine MPC drum pads. The semi-weighted keyboard is velocity and pressure sensitive, as are the drum pads. Forty-eight pads are accessible in total via 4 pad-banks which feature the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters.
The controller has its own arpeggiator, perfect for quickly creating creative riffs. The pads also maintain the MPC "Full Level" and "12 Levels" functions, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds.
The controller can be powered via the USB bus. MIDI I/O is also available and the unit can function in standalone mode when powered by an optional power supply.
25-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
12 full-sized, 360° rotation pots, with 2 banks
12 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
A total of 30 switches, including transport controls
MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in the creative process
Dedicated transport controls for tracking and editing
Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display
Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
Includes Ignite music creation software with over 275 instrument sounds from AIR Music Technology
Vyzex software editor and librarian software included
Include a voucher for $50 of Sonivox Virtual Instruments
In the Box
Akai Professional MPK25 - USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard