Brand: Akai Professional
- Pro Keyboard Performance - 25 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel
- Beat Making Essentials - 8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 32 pads - the perfect solution for triggering samples, loops, one-shots, melodics and more
- Assignable Control - 12 assignable Q-Link controls including 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons engineered for hassle-free DAW / virtual Instrument mapping
- Your Studio Centerpiece - Take command of your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of an onboard USB-MIDI interface with 5-pin MIDI input & output
- Core MPC Tools - MPC mainstay controls included - MPC Note Repeat, arpeggiator, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo and Time Division
- Comprehensive Production Software Package for Mac and PC included - Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech & SONiVOX Twist 2.0 (downloads)
Release Date: 01-06-2015
Details: Complete Workstation Control Introducing the MPK2 Series Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK225 is a compact performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225 comes fully loaded with a professional production software package plus a comprehensive, customizable 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 hassle-free plug-and-play connectivity.
Package Dimensions: 22.3 x 15.5 x 6.3 inches
Premium, Natural Response
Compact and feature packed, the ultra-portable MPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented natural feel. A dynamic, expressive response and faithful capture of every subtle nuance of your performance is assured thanks to MPK225’s velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range – perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.
Genuine MPC Functionality
Unlock your creative potential and take your performance to the next level with MPK225’s arsenal of MPC controls. 8 conveniently located, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with RGB feedback provide the ideal platform for triggering one-shots, drum hits, loops, instrumental samples and more - expandable up to 32 pads via 4 banks. Add further dynamic flair and experience the ultimate platform for immediate creative inspiration courtesy of Classic MPC Note Repeat, Full Level and an on-board arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range and patterns, for unrestricted exploration of complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.
Experience total control of your DAW, virtual effects and virtual instruments with MPK225’s collection of in-demand controls, meticulously engineered for the modern producer and live performer. Combining full transport controls and 12 assignable Q-Link controllers - including 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons (expandable to 24 and 12, via 3 banks respectively) - MPK seamlessly maps to any assignable parameter for surgical creative control. Plus, with MPK225’s onboard 5-pin MIDI input & output, harness the power of our outboard equipment from a controller designed from the ground up to be the ultimate compact creative centerpiece.
MPK225 comes loaded with core functionality to capture your creativity and pave the way for immersive, expressive performances. Combining on-board pitch bend, modulation and octave controls MPK225 provides critical expressive control in a compact road-tested footprint – plus, with the inclusion of 1 assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack, embellish your performances with natural, piano-style sustain or expand your control-source arsenal for unparalleled creative exploration.
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live-the revolutionary, multi-award-winning music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments-as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences-together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.
Hybrid 3 & SONiVOX Twist
Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analogue synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls
Welcome to The World of VIP Music Software
Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK225 and VIP3.1 (Free Download Included).
VIP3.1 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format.
MPC Beats Software
Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production.
Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more.
MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology