Perform, Produce, Jam Introducing the ultra-portable, go-anywhere MPK Mini Play, based on the world’s most popular MIDI controller—Akai Professional’s MPK Mini. Packed with 128 sounds, its own built-in speaker, 8 backlit MPC drum pads & knobs for editing your sounds and a 4-way joystick for simple, tactile control, and you have all you need to take your music on-the-go. Powered by 3 “AA” batteries, the MPK Mini Play is built for hours of wireless fun. You can also connect to a computer via USB port for plug-and-play MIDI capability. Don’t want to disturb others or simply looking to amplify MPK Mini Play? No sweat! Simply use the mini-audio output jack to connect headphones or virtually any external speaker, amplifier or mixer. Whether you’re looking to get into the world of music production, or seeking the ultimate tool to hammer out that killer lick on the move, MPK Mini Play is the solution you have been waiting for! All-in-one, easy-to-use fun with “pro” features—that’s the MPK Mini Play! Express Yourself At the heart of MPK Mini Play is a 25 key, velocity-sensitive synth-action mini keybed with octave up and down buttons to expand the keyboard to the full melodic range. With the iconic 4-way joystick for pitch and modulation control and a dedicated sustain pedal input, access all the tools to capture every subtle nuance of your performance. Standalone Sound Don’t have access to your Mac or PC? No Sweat! MPK Mini Play includes 128 on-board instrument sounds that cover everything from traditional instruments to in-demand synth sounds. Plus, there are 10 hard-hitting drum kits included for tactile beat-production on-the-move. Browsing your library of sounds couldn’t be simpler thanks to the radiant OLED display and dedicated browser encoder. Tweak, Customise Make your sound your own! With dedicated filter and resonance control, take command of the timbre and tonality of MPK Mini Play’s stock sounds and fine-tune your signature sound. We even include EQ, filter, reverb and chorus controls for further customisation – modulate your sound, add some space and truly take your sound to other-worldly heights. Ultra-Portable Don’t leave home without it! MPK Mini Play is the only solution you need for expressive, immersive performances. With a built-in speaker, and long-life battery power via 3 x AA batteries (not included), unleash your performance from your computer and be ready whenever inspiration strikes. Looking to practice late into the night – no problem, there’s even a 1/8-inch headphone output! Enhanced Performance With an on-board arpeggiator, with tap tempo and multiple arp modes, creating retro-inspired synth lines or sourcing that initial idea to spark your creativity couldn’t be simpler. All the mainstay controls you come to expect from Akai Professional are also here, including Full Level and Note Repeat for unrestricted performance capability. Premium Software Suite Ignite your creativity wherever you are, then capture your honed performance with MPK Mini Play’s premium software suite including ProTools First, MPC Essentials, Hybrid 3 and Wobble. With these two industry-standard DAWs and virtual instruments from AIR Music Tech, you have everything you need for immediate creative potential right-out-the-box.
- Standalone Keyboard – Ultra-portable mini keyboard and USB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, OLED display, pitch/mod joystick control, plus 128 sounds and 10 drum kits
- Play Anywhere – Built in speaker, 1/8-inch headphone output and battery powered specification (3 x AA batteries – not included) for performing or honing your keyboard skills on the go
- Responsive Pads – Two banks of eight backlit MPC-style pads (16 total) with Note Repeat and Full Level functions
- Tweak, Customize – Two banks of four knobs (eight total) to tweak internal sounds or software parameters; in standalone mode control chorus, reverb, filter, EQ and envelope controls
- Pro Software Suite – Includes ProTools First, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 and SONiVOX Wobble (downloads)
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