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Akai Professional MPK88 - USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard

B&H # AKMPK88 Mfr # MPK88
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Product Highlights
  • 88 Fully Weighted Keys
  • 16 Drum Pads
  • USB
  • MIDI
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista

The MPK88 from Akai Professional is an 88-key, USB based performance controller, that also features 16 genuine MPC drum pads. The fully-weighted keyboard is velocity and pressure sensitive, as are the drum pads. Sixty-four 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. In all, the Akai MPK88 delivers 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.

88-key, fully-weighted hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
8 full-sized, 360° rotation pots, each with 3 banks for 24 pots total
16 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total
8 assignable backlit switches with 3 controller banks each for 24 switches total
Key Split enables 2 different sounds from the same keyboard
MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process
Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs
Patch changes via foot switch
MPC Full Level, MPC 16-Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with tempo and dynamics
MIDI output over USB, bus powered, class compliant: plug and play with one USB cable
Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display
Works with virtually all MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software
Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
Keyboard 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys, velocity and channel pressure sensitive
Presets 30
User Memory Shared with Presets
Controllers 1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
16 x Drum Pads (velocity and pressure sensitive)
8 x Sliders
8 x Rotary Controls (infinitely variable)
8 x Switches
Output USB
1 x MIDI
Inputs USB
1 x MIDI
1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Pedal (pedal not included)
1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal (pedal not included)
Display Backlit LCD
Power Requirements Powered via USB
Optional 6VDC external adapter
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
System Compatibility Mac OS X
Windows XP/Vista
Standalone mode
Specialties Internal arpeggiator
Akai Professional MPK88 - USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard
  • USB Cable
  • AIR Ignite Software
  • Pro Tools Express Software
  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition
  • Vyzex Editor and Librarian Software
  • $50 Sonivox Virtual Instrument Software Promo
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