Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads
Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads
Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads
Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads
Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads

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Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads

SKU: MPK261 | UPC: 694318015575


Regular price Your Price: $699.00


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Overview of Akai MPK261 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller w/ Pads

You're In Control
Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK261 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK261 features 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK261 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

Made To Play
MPK261 comes equipped with 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range. Bundled with MPK261 is SONiVOXs Eighty-Eight Ensemble, an authentic grand-piano virtual instrument, that lets you compose or perform with pristine, expertly voiced piano samples.

Genuine MPC Functionality
Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With MPK261, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing lets MPK261 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pros groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

Production Software
MPK261 is armed with powerful production softwareAbleton Live Lite and MPC Essentialsfor out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK261 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

Virtual Instruments
A world-class piano instrument and two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of sample-based and synthesis technology to MPK261 users. SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble is a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano layered with additional orchestral and synthetic instruments for rich, cinematic sounds. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls.

FEATURES:
• 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
• 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
• 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
• Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
• USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
• iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
• Comprehensive transport & 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 with split mode for expressive performances
• 2 assignable footswitch jacks and 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, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)

SPRECIFICATIONS
Number of Keys: 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
Pads: 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
Q-Link Controls: 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 backlit switches
Computer Interface: USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
Arpeggiator: Yes
Additional Controls: MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (2) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
Power: USB power; no power adapter required
Dimensions: 35.63" x 12.25" x 3.38"
Weight: 15.1 lbs

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)
Windows: 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

Music City Canada is an authorized reseller for Akai products. Purchases are backed with full manufacturer warranty in Canada. All orders ship from our Canadian warehouse.