AKAI Professional MPK Mini Play

AKAI Professional MPK Mini Play

AKAI Professional
Product Highlights
  • Built-In Sound Module with 128 Sounds
  • 25 Velocity-Sensitive Keys
  • 8 Backlit Pads
  • 4 Knobs for Sound Edit or MIDI Controls
  • Pitch/Modulation 4-Way Thumbstick
  • Arpeggiator
  • USB MIDI and Power
  • Can Be Powered by 3 x AA Batteries
  • Sustain Pedal Input + Headphone Output
  • Mac OS X / Windows
  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

Mini Keyboard with Built-in Speakers and USB Pad Controller

The black Akai MPK Mini Play from Akai Professional is an ultra-compact keyboard controller with an integrated soundbank and built-in speaker, well suited for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. It features twenty-five velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a four-way thumbstick for pitch and modulation manipulation, eight backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads in two banks, and four sound-shaping knobs that also work as assignable Q-Link knobs in two banks. With an array of hardware controls, MPK Mini Play allows you to record, compose, and perform whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.

Dedicated octave up and down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range, and a sustain pedal input is built in for expressive playing and recording (pedal not included). An onboard arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and modes makes it easy to create intricate melodic lines. Plus, MPC Note Repeat and Full Level allow users to access technologies from Akai Professional's line of MPC workstations.

The built-in soundbank includes over 128 sounds of varying types including drums. The front panel offers a backlit display and dedicated buttons for selecting keys, drums, favorites, and internal sounds. The integrated speaker allows you to hear while on-the-go for truly mobile performance. The unit may be powered by three AA batteries or via USB bus power. A headphone jack provides a line-level signal for recording or amplifying for full-frequency sound. The Akai MPK Mini Play supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and is compatible with a Mac or Windows computer.


Price: 558*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Keyboard: 25 keys, synth-weighted and velocity sensitive
Pads: 8 pads, pressure and velocity sensitive, light-up MPC-style (2 banks)
Knobs: 4 sound edit and assignable controller pots
Other Controls: 1 pitch bend/modulation joystick
1 note repeat button
1 full level button
1 tap tempo button
Octaves: 10 octave up/down buttons
User Memory: Favorites: 8
Arpeggiator: Yes
Connectivity: 1 x USB Type-B
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm headphone output
1 x 1/4" TS sustain pedal (pedal not included)
Power Requirements: Battery: 3 x AA
USB powered
Mac System Requirements: CPU: Intel processor
RAM: 2 GB minimum
Operating System: OS X 10.4.5 or later (OS X 10.7 or later recommended)
Windows System Requirements: CPU: Multicore processor
RAM: 2 GB minimum
Operating System: Windows 7 or later
ASIO driver supported soundcard recommended



Price: 558*
*Prices are excluding VAT

AKAI Professional MPK Mini Play