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Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller

Akai MPK261 61-key Performance Keyboard Controller

Vendor
Akai
Regular price
$499.00
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$499.00
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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 SONiVOX’s Eighty-Eight Ensemble, an authentic grand-piano virtual instrument, that lets you compose or perform with pristine, expertly voiced piano samples.

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)
  • Includes VIP3.0 - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection

Specs

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
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
Time Division

Additional Inputs
(1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input
(1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input

Power
USB power; no power adapter required

Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height)
35.63" x 12.25" x 3.38"

Weight
15.1 lbs