With just three AA batteries, you can use the MPK Mini Play as a portable synth workstation. Its built-in sound module features 128 sounds and 10 drum kits. Monitor your performance with the built-in speaker, or connect your headphones for a private session. Create melodies while you ride the train to work. Compose a new piece out in nature somewhere. If you want more options for producing music anywhere you go.
Craft sophisticated virtual instrument rigs with Akai Professional VIP 3.0
The difference between a fun MIDI controller and a full hybrid keyboard workstation is Akai Professional VIP 3.0 — a powerful instrument and FX suite (a $100 value) that’s free with your purchase of the MPK Mini Play. This third-generation version of Akai Professional’s Virtual Instrument Player software is a masterpiece of workflow management. It lets you load up just about any VST plug-in and combine up to eight virtual instruments plus effects into sophisticated arrangements with key zones, splits, and custom mappings — exactly what you’d expect from a standalone workstation. What’s more, there’s an ever-growing list of plug-ins that automatically map to your controller, and thanks to VIP 3.0’s MIDI Learn function, you can map any plug-in with any controller in any way you like. Run it as a standalone platform, or use it as a plug-in in your favorite DAW. Either way, VIP 3.0 will revolutionize the way you approach virtual instruments.
Simply create an account (or log in) and register your product at Akaipro.com/register to receive your free licenses of these software products.
- Pro Tools First
- MPC Essentials
- MPC Essentials Expansions (Elements of UK Dance/House/Dystopia)
Akai Professional MPK Mini Play 25-key Controller Features:
- 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action mini keys
- Built-in sound module features 128 sounds and 10 drum kits
- Built-in speaker and headphone out for personal monitoring
- Dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons
- Innovative 4-way thumbstick for ergonomic control of pitch and modulation
- 8 backlit, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat and Full Level
- 4 assignable Q-link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and more
- USB powered, no power adapter required
- Can also be powered via 3 x AA batteries
- Includes Akai Professional VIP 3.0 virtual instrument workstation software/plug-in