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Akai MPK 225 - 25 Note Controller Keyboard


The AKAI MPK 225 is a 25 note, or two octave MIDI controller that connect directly via USB to your compatible Mac or Windows computer. AKAI have a long legacy in electronic music production dating back to their samplers and the legendary MPC. The MPK series of MIDI keyboards from AKAI, are specifically designed to meet todays standards and requirements of computer based musicians, producers and composers. Conceptually, the MPK 225 has been designed to be an singular controller solution - Keyboard, drum pads assignable buttons and rotary encoders. The AKAI MPK 225 will enhance your workflow experience via its deep integration with your chosen DAW and other third party software instruments.


    • MPK 225 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK225 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 assignable knobs, 4 backlit buttons, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs and switches (up to 24 and 12, respectively), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 32 total). Plus, MPK225 is USB-powered and optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with plug-and-play connectivity.

      Made To Play

      MPK225 comes equipped with 25 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; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

      Genuine MPC Functionality

      Classic MPC Note Repeat and MPC Full Level are onboard for further inspiration. With MPK225, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

      Production Software

      MPK225 is armed with powerful production software-Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials-for 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 MPK225 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

      Virtual Synthesizers

      Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK225 users. 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. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK225 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project. 
    • MPK 225 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Number of Keys: 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
      Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
      Q-Link Controls: 8 assignable control knobs and 4 backlit buttons
      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 Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
      Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
      Power: USB power; no power adapter required
      Dimensions: 19.25" x 11.75" x 3.63"
      Weight: 6.09 lbs
    • MPK 225 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)

      Windows:
      1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended

      Mac & Windows:
      Available USB port

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