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”
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.
If this is just a controller, how does it have “it’s own arp”?
what were the problems with the MPK 49? I'm thinking about getting a mpk 25, so your thoughts would really help out!
these are really heavy and durable but at the same time light enough to be portable
My mpk 25 works fine it needs tweeking though if your going to use it with Garageband or Logic Studio.
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?
i love the MPK 25….works perfectly, i learned how to set it up on you tube