Akai MPK mini Play MK3 Controller Keyboard
Akai MPK Mini Play MK3 Features
- Battery powered mini keyboard instrument
- Over 100 internal drum and instrument sounds
- New, larger built-in speaker with increased volume and low-end response
- Premium 25-key Gen-2 dynamic keybed
- (8) real MPC drum pads for durable performance
- (4) assignable knobs to control MIDI parameters
- OLED display for visual feedback
- 1/8-inch headphone output jack
- USB port for Class Compliant MIDI controller functionality
Akai MPK Mini Play MK3 Specifications
- Power: Via USB or 4 AA alkaline batteries
- Dimensions (diameter x length): 12.5” x 7.0” x 2.3” / 317 x 178 x 58 mm
- Weight: 1.9 lbs. / 0.86 kg
* Standard 1-year warranty included
Introducing the Akai MPK Mini Play MK3, a battery powered mini controller keyboard with a new, larger built-in speaker. Consisting of over 100 internal drum and instrument sounds with an OLED display for visual feedback, as well as a USB port for 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 mk3 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 mk3 also houses a 1/8-inch headphone output jack for quiet practising or songwriting without disturbing others.
At the heart of the MPK mini Play mk3 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 mk3 is more playable and comfortable than ever and ready for hours of playing. 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. With Class Compliant, plug-and-play capability, MPK mini Play mk3 doubles as a powerful MIDI controller and instantly connects to your favourite DAW for immediate music production duties. 4 assignable rotary encoder knobs offer versatile control of MIDI parameters like pan or automation for super-precise editing. With its sturdy construction and build, MPK mini Play mk3 is ready to travel securely alongside any favourite music production items in backpacks or bags.
Limitless Creativity with MPC Beats Software DAW - Effects and Instruments Included
The MPK mini Play mk3 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 plugins, and audio and drum samples ready for your next hit production. In addition to MPC Beats, MPK mini Play mk3 also includes multiple world-class plugin instruments from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology. Available in both AU and VST are Hybrid 3 — a powerful polyphonic analogue synth, Mini Grand — an acoustic piano instrument, and Velvet — a vintage electric piano instrument.
Educational Software Included
MPK mini Play mk3 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 realtime feedback designed to help refine necessary music creation skills. The free Melodics download includes 60 lessons to get started and with plug and play support, no extensive set-up is required. Sign-up for Melodics with your new MPK mini Play mk3 and discover fun, engaging music performance training and education.