Just pick a note or chord and a rhythm pattern in the arpeggiator’s library and the MPK will play your notes in the rhythm and sequence you choose. Editing parameters can be done either on the controller itself, or with the Vyzex MPK preset editor software, which can be downloaded from Akai’s website. This page was last edited on 17 May , at Like the virtual knobs, eight virtual faders and eight virtual buttons also control three banks of parameters each, so you get 24 virtual faders and 24 virtual buttons. This first-of-its-kind keyboard is ideal for performance, starting with a premium, fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard, adding MPC pads, Q-Link controls, and a selection of MPC technologies. It’s not too light or heavy, has none of the sponginess and slow key return that plagues some hammer actions and it’s well suited to all types of playing, including Clav or organ styles.

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The pads can access four banks of sounds, so you have 64 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button.

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In fact, it’s one of the best we’ve played. However, the sliders feel a bit flimsy with lots of sideward play and we’re not sure how well these would stand up, particularly on the road.


That’s 72 Q-Link controls! People who bought this also bought. Casio SA Keyboard Akai Electronic Keyboards with 61 Keys. In the middle of the board akkai a clear and informative blue backlit screen.

You may also like. These note-modifying features can be heard in many of the most popular tracks over the last two decades.

Save on Synthesizers Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. The hammer action akaai top notch, and the board overall has good quality. To the right are controls for splitting the keyboard and for selecting the 16×4 MPC pad banks. As most other controllers in the MPK series, the MPK88 also has a built-in arpeggiator, with the 8 buttons acting as the time division for the beat.

This one popped up at bucks and low cost shipping, so I snagged it, and am glad I did. Editing parameters can be done either on the controller itself, or with the Vyzex MPK preset editor software, which can be downloaded from Akai’s website.

These are the negative points, but if they don’t affect your mode of working, the MKP88 comes highly recommended.

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Pros Very playable and nicely weighted keyboard with aftertouch. Akai Electronic Keyboards with 25 Keys.

MIDI controllers Electronic musical instrument stubs. Retrieved 10 January Disappointing at this price point. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I was looking for an 88 weighted controller that was reasonably priced.


Below are the transport controls for your DAW’s sequencer. On the whole, everything feels well made, with the main case made of tough black plastic on a metal chassis. The MPK88 gives you eight virtual knobs that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter.

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Views Read Edit View history. Very happy and would buy it again. If you are willing to spend only a little more, you will find much better products than this one. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The pads feel OK, but they could definitely be a akkai thicker like those on the MPC as they do bottom out quite easily. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as “the heart and soul of hip hop” because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human feeling time alignments. It can be connected to a computer via a bus-powered USB port, or with traditional MIDI cables in which case an external power adapter is required.

Best Selling in Synthesizers See all. You can control three different parameters per knob thanks to the knobs’ three-bank selection, totaling 24 parameters of instant, hands-on control.