Take Control, Wherever you go! Go mobile without losing control. Akai Professional’s MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. With a cluster of production-centric in-demand hardware controls coupled with a slim-line ultra-portable footprint, MPK Mini MKII lets you record, compose and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins and DAWs whenever inspiration strikes. Core Control MPK Mini MKII includes all the essential tools for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas. 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch & modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs provide the core functionality specifically engineered for rapid production potential, all housed in an ultra-portable footprint. Express Yourself Whatever your needs, MPK Mini MKII empowers producers with essential control that’s ready to capture the idea in your head whenever inspiration strikes; dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range – ideal for playing basslines, chords, melodies and more; a conveniently located sustain pedal input provides expanded control for expressive, immersive performances; finally, an onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes for simple, user-friendly and rapid creation of intricate melodic lines.
Number of Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 2 banks
Knobs: 8 assignable controller pots
Computer interface: USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC
Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
Additional Controls: Pitchbend/Mod Joystick, Note Repeat button, Full Level button, Tap Tempo button
Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal
Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required
Dimensions: 12.5 x 7.13 x 1.75"
Weight: 1.65 lbs
System Requirements - Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended); 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended); Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
System Requirements - PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended); 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended); Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP; Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended); QuickTime recommended