Akai Pro is a well-known brand in the field of electronic music and especially for the series of MPK keyboards. With this second generation Midi controller which includes the MPK225, the manufacturer sets the bar even higher.
Melody keys, rhythm pads, and controllers for mixing.
Behind its black dress and 25 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys and aftertouch, the MPK225 offers all kinds of controls. Among which 8 pads with color backlight also sensitive to velocity and pressure, 8 potentiometers and 4 backlit buttons organized on 3 layers for a total of 12 x 3 controllers freely assignable to Midi controls or parameters of plugins or virtual instruments Of his choice. Also on hand are the classic modulation and pitchbend knobs, as well as a directional pad and LCD display to facilitate general settings and Midi assignments.
Simple access and universal.
The MPK225 is a universal Midi keyboard and controller with which you can easily recall the already integrated configuration memories for the main existing music production software or to memorize your own assignments thanks to the 30 memory slots available and modifiable by the user. To facilitate the integration of the MPK with your favorite software, it has dedicated transport keys but also functions directly from the brand's famous MPCs such as Note repeat and Full level, as well as the selection of 4 banks of 8 pads A, B, C or D and the activation of the built-in arpeggiator.
With or without a computer.
The MPK225 has a USB / Midi connection which, in addition to providing the connection and exchange of Midi information, allows its power directly via the USB cable. At the back, there are two inputs dedicated to expression pedals and sustain but also a MIDI input and output on Din 5-pin connector for the use of synthesizers or external sound modules. It is also possible to connect a power supply (optional) to use the MPK225 without a computer and therefore without a USB connection.
A complete software offer to start.
Whether you simply want a complete master keyboard to expand your current setup or decide to get into the world of computer-aided music, the MPK225 is the perfect companion. Indeed, accompanied by a complete software package for music production, with Ableton Live Lite, and MPC Essentials, the powerful VIP3 plugin manager, as well as the virtual instrument plug-ins Hybrid3 from Air Music Tech and Twist 2 from Sonivox , the MPK225 offers you everything you need to explore the world of computer music. Look no further, you have found your next keyboard!
Audio / Midi software
- Hypersensitive pitch and modulation wheels, octave control
- USB / MIDI port with 5 pin DIN MIDI input and output
- Inputs for expression and sustain pedals
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, Air Music Tech Hybrid 3, Sonivox Twist 2.0 and AKAI Pro MPC Essentials software (download)
- Weight and dimensions: 2.76 kg, 487 x 297 x 92 mm
Display: backlit display
Number of keys: 25
Key format: large
Velocity sensitive: yes
Number of pads: 8
Pad sensitivity at velocity: yes
Backlit pad: yes
Controller: 16 pads, 8 encoders, transport, wheel, pitchbend
Number of potentiometers: 8
Number of switches: 4
Inputs: Midi, expression pedal, sustain pedal
Outputs: USB / Midi, mono & stereo audio, 2 x headphones, midi
Bluetooth Midi: no
Compatibility: iOS, Mac, PC
Power supply: optional AC adapter, Poe, USB
Bundled Software: VIP 3.0, Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Hybrid 3 Air Music Tech, Twist Sonivox
Dimensions (mm): 487 x 297 x 92
Weight (kg): 2.76
Brand reference number:KAP MPK225