Akai Professional MPK 261 - Performance Keyboard Controller

Akai Professional MPK 261 - Performance Keyboard Controller

Akai Professional MPK 261 - Performance Keyboard Controller

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Product Highlights

  • 61 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC Pads with 4 banks
  • 8 Faders, 8 Control Knobs, 8 Switches
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
  • iOS Compatibility
  • USB MIDI/Power and MIDI I/O Jacks
  • Sustain and Expression Pedal Input Jacks
  • Downloadable Music Creation Software
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
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Akai Professional MPK261 overview

  • 1Description

The MPK 261 from Akai Professional is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more. The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features sixty-one semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad.

Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist. SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble, a virtual piano instrument is a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano, layered with additional orchestral and synthetic instruments.

Sixty-one semi-weighted, velocity sensitive, full-size keys with aftertouch
Sixteen RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with four banks
Twenty-four assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (eight of each)
Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
two assignable footswitch jacks and one expression jack (pedals not included)
USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
Production software package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
UPC: 694318015575
In the Box
Akai Professional MPK 261 - Performance Keyboard Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Akai Professional MPK261 specs

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    Keyboard 61  Keys, Semi-Weighted Action with Aftertouch and Velocity
    MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
    1 x Wheel (Modulation)
    16 x Pads (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)
    8 x Rotary Encoders
    8 x Sliders
    8 x Buttons
    Performance Functions Arpeggiator, Octave Shift, and Transport Controls
    Connectivity
    I/O 1 x USB Type-B 
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS Sustain Input
    1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Expression Pedal Input
    1 x 5-Pin MIDI Input
    1 x 5-Pin MIDI Output
    OS Compatibility macOS 10.4.11 or Later
    Windows XP
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Power
    Power Options USB Bus-Power
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 35.6 x 12.2 x 3.4" / 904.0 x 322.0 x 86.0 mm
    Weight 15.1 lb / 6.9 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 25.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 41.0 x 19.0 x 8.0"

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