For ages, Akai has been known for producing rock-solid, user-friendly music production machines. The company’s latest release, the MPK Road 88, extends that legacy. It’s a formidable keyboard controller with 88 keys and so much more. With an integrated vintage-style travel case, the MPK Road 88 is designed to join you on your adventures across the world, from gig to gig.
Knowing that playability and feel are key to giving a great performance, Akai embedded the MPK Road 88 with its Model-A keybed. More than two years went into making sure this hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch delivers the response and interaction for which seasoned players yearn. Next to the vast expanse of keys, you’ll find wheels for pitch and mod, a dedicated volume control, and buttons for transposition, split modes, and preset browsing. Saunter around the Road 88 and you’ll discover its capable connectivity. It accommodates two expression pedals and a sustain pedal, so there will be no problems nailing a realistic piano performance or pulling off an outlandish synth part.
Thanks to 5-pin MIDI I/O and a USB port, the MPK Road 88 can trigger traditional MIDI synths and sound modules, or act as a controller for virtual instruments in your DAW. The Road 88 is outfitted with a class-compliant soundcard that empowers you with four outputs and effortless integration with your computer-based setup. To expand your VI collection, the Road 88 includes a software bundle—Akai Pro VIP, AIR Music Tech DB-33, AIR Music Tech Velvet, and AIR Music Tech Mini Grand for Road 88.
So, before heading out to your next show, stop by the B&H SuperStore or visit our website to learn more about the MPK Road 88!