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Akai MPK 61, Master Keyboard
Item number: 10017588
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Master Keyboard • Keyboard type: Velocity sensitive, light-weighted with aftertouch • Keys: 61 keys • Number of Pads: 16 • Number of Faders: 8 • Number of Encoders: 8 • Transport functions / buttons: 5 Transport buttons • Pitch Bender / Modulation: Pitch and Modulation • Power supply: External USB • Display: LCD Display back-lit • Connections: Sustain, Expression, MIDI (in/out), USB to Host • Colour / Finish: Black • Dimensions (WxHxD): 904 x 69 x 315 mm • Including: Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, USB cable •
- 61-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch • 12 MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity • MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 48 samples • Assignable Q-Link controller section for flexible control of most software parameters • Two banks of 12 Q-Link knobs and four buttons, two banks each • Dedicated transport controls for tracking and editing • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process • MPC Full Level, MPC 12-Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with tempo and dynamics • MIDI output over USB, bus powered, class compliant: plug-and-play with one USB cable • Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software • Works with most MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software • Custom LCD Display • Footswitchable patch changes • 1 Independent MIDI Ins/Outs • 1 Programmable continuous footpedals • 1 Programmable footswitches • Programmable controllers: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC • System real-time controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC • The Akai MPK61 USB MIDI controller keyboard provides portable performance and production with MPC velocity and pressure sensitive pads and Ableton Live Lite software. The Akai Professional MPK61 is a portable 61-key keyboard controller with MPC production controls. Similar to the Akai MPK49, the MPK61 includes 12 MPC pressure and velocity-sensitive pads and a 61-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch. The MPC pads access four banks of sounds, for a total of 48 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button. The Akai MPK61 USB MIDI controller keyboard includes dedicated transport controls for easy control of some of the most important tracking and editing controls. The MPK61 has modulation and pitch-bend wheels for expressive musicality, and two assignable footswitch inputs enable you to connect an expression pedal or other continuous controller and a footswitch for momentary controls like patch change or start / stop. One of the most important input devices on an Akai MPC is its Q-Link assignable control section. The Akai MPK61 provides twelve virtual knobs and four virtual buttons that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter. You can control two different parameters per Q-Link via the knobs dual-bank selection. Two technologies from Akais MPC series are included in the Akai MPK61: MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. MPC Note Repeat is a capability that enables the MPK61 to automatically play a rhythm pattern, such as 16th notes on a hi-hat, for accuracy and speed of entry. 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. You can specify exactly the degree and timing of swing you want to apply for the perfect vibel. In addition to these MPC technologies, the Akai MPK61 USB MIDI controller keyboard has an arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in seconds. MPK61 also has MPC Full Level and MPC 12-Level on its pads, as well as Tap Tempo and Time Division so you can nail the tempo, timing, and dynamics exactly as you hear them in your head. The MPK61 ships bundled with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition, one of the most popular and powerful performance and production software programs in the world. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio / MIDI environment. Its small, portable size makes the Akai MPK61 the perfect travel USB MIDI controller keyboard with a format that fits on your lap, enabling you to create tracks whenever inspiration strikes. All you need is your laptop and the MPK61 USB MIDI controller keyboard. The Akai MPK61 ships with the MPK61 keyboard controller, USB cable, Albleton software CD, and Quick Start guide.