The AKAI MPK 261 is a 61 note MIDI keyboard connecting to your computer via USB. The MPK range of MIDI controller keyboards are characterised by their high quality construction - the encoders pads and sliders have very good traction and the key-bed itself is high quality semi-weighted with aftertouch. The MPK 261 also borrows form the classic MPC with Swing, Note Repeat and Full Level have all been integrated into the MPK 261. The MPK 261 has comprehensive software integration for all major DAW’s. There are two assignable foot switch jacks and an expression pedal jack for further control.
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.
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.
- 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
AKAI MPK 261 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:
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"
AKAI MPK 261 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 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended