Akai Releases MPK Mini Plus

Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of music equipment for performers and producers, announces the MPK Mini Plus MIDI keyboard controller. Featuring an extended 3-octave keybed range, a built-in sequencer, a new I/O interface to connect MIDI and modular synth devices, dedicated Pitch and Modulation wheels, RGB MPC Pads, 360-rotarty knobs, Transport controls and so much more. MPK Mini Plus adds everything the modern music-maker needs for a supercharged workflow and creative process.

The Ultimate Feel and Expression

The best-selling MPK Mini line of keyboard controllers revolutionized how producers and beat-makers created music with its portability and advanced feature set. The new MPK Mini Plus builds on that legacy with the expanded 37-key velocity-sensitive Gen 2 dynamic keybed. With 3 full octaves, users can perform and create their greatest and most impressive melodic ideas ever. Complementing the dynamic keybed, the onboard polyphonic 2-track Sequencer with Step and Live modes capture new melodic and drum patterns on the fly. Eight notes of polyphony per key step, 16 notes per drum step and an onboard Arpeggiator offer endless creative possibilities.

Eight velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit MPC Drum Pads are the backbone for not only playing dynamic beats and programming drums, but for also assigning program changes and triggering additional CC parameters. Eight assignable 360-rotary knobs offer functionality and control for filters, pan controls, effect parameters, and writing precise automation to add depth and dimension to mixes.

Main Features:

  • 37 Gen 2 Dynamic Keys
  • Built-in 2-Track Step Sequencer
  • 8 RGB-backlit MPC Pads
  • Assignable X/Y Joystick
  • (3) 1/8” (3.5mm) CV Outputs
  • (2) 1/8” (3.5mm) CV Clock In/Out
  • (2) MIDI DIN In/Out Ports
  • Chord and Scale Modes
  • Sustain Input
  • Transport Control Section
  • Dedicated Pitch Bend & Modulation Wheels
  • Includes MPC Beats Desktop Software