Akai Professional MPK Mini Play MK3 Compact Keyboard and Pad Controller with Speaker

by AKAI
$149.00

Akai Professional MPKMINIPLAYMK3 Overview

Producers, DJs, and musicians on the go will appreciate the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play MK3, an ultracompact keyboard and drum pad controller with an integrated sound engine and built-in speaker. This third revision features a next-generation keybed, which delivers dynamic performances and accurate velocity response, while the eight drum pads have been upgraded to real, velocity-sensitive MPC drum pads, offering optimal feel and response for optimal expression. The built-in speaker has also been upgraded to deliver increased output and added low-end response.

The MPK Mini Play MK3's sound engine features 128+ onboard drum and keyboard sounds. The controller can be powered by 4 x AA batteries, which provide up to 14 hours of performance, making it ready to play whenever and wherever you are. The unit can be bus-powered via the Class-Compliant USB MIDI port, which provides true plug-and-play operation with no need for drivers. A complete music production starter kit with MPC Beats and several instruments from AIR Music Technology is included, as well as a USB cable.

At a Glance

  • Battery-powered mini keyboard instrument with long battery-life
  • Premium 25-key Gen-2 dynamic keybed
  • New larger built-in speaker with increased volume and low-end response
  • Eight real MPC drum pads for durable performance
  • Four assignable knobs to control MIDI parameters
  • Assignable joystick
  • Over 100 internal drum and instrument sounds
  • OLED display for visual feedback
  • 3.5mm headphone output jack
  • 1/4" sustain pedal input
  • USB port for plug and play 
  • Class-compliant MIDI-controller functionality

 

 

Play Music Anywhere

  • Musical inspiration can happen anywhere, and MPK Mini Play Mk3 is the perfect portable companion to capture those melodies and harmonies, anytime and anywhere. With battery-operated performance at 14+ hours, MPK Mini Play users don’t have to worry about power adapters, chargers, or cables when it’s time to play music. 
  • The upgraded built-in speaker delivers increased output and added low-end response, making for more enjoyable playing and jamming. With an improved listening experience, users can dive into the 128+ onboard instruments and drum kits including acoustic and electric pianos, synth leads and pads, and more. MPK Mini Play also houses a 1/8" headphone output jack for quiet practicing or songwriting without disturbing others.

 

 

Professional Key Performance

At the heart of the MPK Mini Play is the new Gen 2 keybed. This new keybed delivers dynamic performances and accurate velocity response with a feel that players will certainly appreciate. While it maintains its sleek, compact footprint, MPK Mini Play is more playable and comfortable than ever and ready for hours of playing.

Real MPC Pads

The 8 pads have been upgraded to real, velocity-sensitive MPC drum pads, offering optimal feel and response for even the most percussive drum parts. These bankable backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.

Ready for MIDI

With class-compliant, plug-and-play capability, MPK Mini Play doubles as a powerful MIDI controller and instantly connects to your favorite DAW for immediate music production duties. Four assignable rotary encoder knobs offer versatile control of MIDI parameters like pan or automation for superprecise editing.

The Ultimate Traveler

With its sturdy construction and build, MPK Mini Play is ready to travel securely alongside any favorite music production items in backpacks or bags. With battery-operated performance at 14+ hours, MPK Mini Play is ready to play wherever and whenever you are. The upgraded built-in speaker delivers increased output and added low-end response driving the 128+ onboard drum and keyboard sounds.

MPC Beats Software DAW

The MPK Mini Play comes bundled with MPC Beats, the powerful music-making and recording desktop software DAW for Mac and PC, based on the iconic MPC hardware. This DAW features a full array of musical instrument plugins, effect plug-ins, and audio and drum samples ready for your next hit production.

Effects and Instruments

In addition to MPC Beats, MPK Mini Play also includes multiple world-class plug-in instruments from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology. Available in both AU and VST are Hybrid 3—a powerful polyphonic analog synth; Mini Grand—an acoustic piano instrument; and Velvet—a vintage electric-piano instrument.

MPC Beats Academy

The MPC Beats Academy is your destination to learn the MPC workflow from start to finish. From making your first beat, to mixing and finalizing, down to exporting and sharing your music, the MPC Beats Academy will guide you through your music making journey on MPC Beats with your MPK Mini.

Educational Software Included

MPK Mini Play comes with a Melodics educational package. Available as both a desktop and iPad app, Melodics features instruction for MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and e-drums, offering tailored cross-genre lessons and real-time feedback designed to help refine necessary music creation skills. The free Melodics download includes 60 lessons to get started and comes with plug-and-play support—no extensive set up is required.

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