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Overview of Akai MPK225 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads
Compact and feature packed, the ultra-portable MPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented natural feel. A dynamic, expressive response and faithful capture of every subtle nuance of your performance is guaranteed thanks to MPK225's velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.
Genuine MPC Functionality
Unlock your creative potential and take your performance to the next level with MPK225's arsenal of MPC controls. 8 conveniently located, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with RGB feedback provide the ideal platform for triggering one-shots, drum hits, loops, instrumental samples and more - expandable up to 32 pads via 4 banks. Add further dynamic flair and experience the ultimate platform for immediate creative inspiration courtesy of Classic MPC Note Repeat, Full Level and an on-board arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range and patterns, for unrestricted exploration of complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.
Experience total control of your DAW, virtual effects and virtual instruments with MPK225's collection of in-demand controls, meticulously engineered for the modern producer and live performer. Combining full transport controls and 12 assignable Q-Link controllers - including 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons (expandable to 24 and 12, via 3 banks respectively) - MPK seamlessly maps to any assignable parameter for surgical creative control. Plus, with MPK225's onboard 5-pin MIDI input & output, harness the power of our outboard equipment from a controller designed from the ground up to be the ultimate compact creative centerpiece.
• 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
• 8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 32 pads
• 12 assignable Q-Link controllers include 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons
• Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
• USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
• iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
• Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
• MPC Note Repeat and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
• MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
• Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
• 1 assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack
• USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
• Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 & Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
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