Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

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Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:57 pm

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2010/10/ ... ontroller/
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The MPK mini keyboard is ideal for quickly entering notes and phrases into a computer and is also velocity-sensitive. Dedicated Octave Up and Down buttons instantly access different pitch ranges and a Sustain button provides further performance options. The MPK mini also has a built-in arpeggiator to create sparkling, staccato leads and driving bass lines in a variety of time signatures and patterns.

The MPK mini will be available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers Q4 2010. MPK mini has a U.S. Retail Price of $199.00 and an estimated street price of $99.00.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by joshspoon » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:37 pm

NICE!!!!
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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by Tarekith » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:46 pm

I really wish this had regular midi port as well, would be cool to use with certain hardware synths or the iPhone MIDI interfaces.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by rosti » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:08 pm

This looks NICE! I think i have to get one for my travel setup.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by agent314 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:14 pm

I've got the LPD8 and LPK and this would be the perfect 1-port solution for those

I just wish it had pitch bend/mod wheels

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by oblique strategies » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:10 pm

agent314 wrote: I just wish it had pitch bend/mod wheels
Me too. That's why I might be more interested in the Alesis Q25 & Q49, & the Korg microKEY keyboards.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by condra » Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:02 am

Just perfect for music on the move. Bravo AKAI.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by Pitch Black » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:33 am

agent314 wrote:I just wish it had pitch bend/mod wheels
+1, but you'll just have to map a couple of the knobs to those - not quite as playable, but still...

I think I'll be picking one of these up. Keys, Drums, and a little bit of live dub mixing for those trip-out moments in headphones on the road. :mrgreen:

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:46 am

All in all, my thoughts exactly.

Mapping mod & pitch to knobs is OK, but not as expressive as two wheels that you can manipulate at the same time.

It's a bit of a toss up as to which of these mini keyboards will be on my shopping list...

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Post by squelcht » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:50 am

Awwwww it soo cuuuttee :P

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by mholloway » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:21 am

it reaaaaaaally needs a mod wheel! that's always my main complaint with the mini-keyboards, without a mod wheel they are seriously crippled to me.

still though, it looks cool.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by 5meohd » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:55 am

who wants to buy my nanopad? :twisted:

this and the apc40 pretty much complete my live rig.. laptop, interface, eurorack modular.

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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by IP » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:37 am

looks nice but i guess the knobs are not endless right?

i hate the pickup mode

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Post by davepermen » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:56 am

i hate endless knobs. but i'd love a mod wheel..
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Re: Akai Announces MPK mini 25 key USB Mini-Controller

Post by Pitch Black » Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:01 am

I hate endless knobs too. give me hardware 1-to-1 movement boyee :D

just have to assign a knob for the mod... I'll take the ability to do dubbing as a tradeoff.

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