Akai MPK 25

2009 NAMM Show: Akai has announced the MPK 25, the latest addition to its MPK series of keyboard controllers with MPC pads.


  • 25-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • 12 MPC pads
  • Q-Link controls
  • MPC technology
  • Arpeggiator with six different modes
  • USB class compliant which means it does not require custom drivers to work with Mac or PC computers and will work with all MIDI recording
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software

The MPK25 offers extensive assignable controls through its Q-Link section. The MPK25 gives players 32 parameters of hands-on control through 12 virtual knobs and four virtual buttons, each of which can access two different banks of assignment via a bank-change control.

The MPK25 will be available in Q2 at an MSRP of $399.99 and an estimated street price of $299.99.

7 thoughts on “Akai MPK 25

  1. I would like to find out, if this keyboard is going to have the same issues as the MPK 49. There are so many issues with this big brother, we hope AKAI has not made another crappy mpk again…

    If MPK were solid and like the MPC, then this would be the BEST range of keyboards available.

  2. what do you have to do to get it to work with garageband? and can i make beats with just my mac laptop with grageband and an mpk 25?

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