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The Akai MPK Mini MK3 is Here
The Akai MPK Mini MK3 is Here
The third iteration of the world’s most popular MIDI keyboard is here, and it’s better than ever. The MPK Mini MK3 is ready to enter homes and studios across the world.
The Akai Professional MPK Mini Mk 3 is here to take its place among the very best MIDI keyboard controllers. Building on the world-renowned Akai MPK Mini MK 2, the MPK Mini 3 has a raft of new features and is designed to let you focus on your music rather than your computer screen.
Coming complete with the new AKAI MPC Beats software, plus a complementary Sample package, the MPK Mini 3 is the ultimate bundle for new producers and experienced musicians alike.
As its predecessor, the MPK Mini MK3 is a multi-talented and highly portable production device, able to adapt to your setup and let make music how you want.
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Hands-On Production Power
The MPK Mini 2 is one of the world’s most popular MIDI controller. Versatility is one of the key reasons for its popularity, and the MK3 is no different. Keyboard, pads, dials, sliders – there’s a control for almost any type of music making.
New to the MPK Mini is a reimagined 2nd generation dynamic keybed. This is Akai’s most responsive mini-keybed to date, delivering a piano key performance fit for the world’s finest keyboard players. Get across every nuance, whether you’re delicately playing grand piano, or hammering down for searing synth leads - you’ll feel and hear the difference with this keybed.
Another key feature of the MPK Mini 3 is its percussion pads. The 8 pads have been pulled right from the flagship MPC series, allowing you to add a real human touch and playability to your beats. The bankable, velocity-sensitive, and backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unbeatable.
Not only can you have total tactile control when making music, the new MPK Mini’s rotary knobs allow you to control any assignable parameter in your DAW or plugin as well. Change up your synth sounds on the fly, play with the EQ and LFO, do some aggressive volume swells, and mix to perfection. Whatever you want to control, the MPK Mini Mk3 is ready to be assigned.
Display and Play
The Akai Professional MPK Mini 3 now has an OLED display screen built into its top panel. This screen gives you essential visual feedback, so whether it’s your DAW mode selection, velocity, plugin parameters or other, the OLED screen allows you to spend more time playing than focusing on a laptop screen.
You also won’t need to reach for an arpeggiator, or a note repeat on your laptop again, as these are built directly into the MPK Mini 3. Combine this with the almost iconic, omni-directional joystick, and having to flick to a computer screen to get a bit of vibrato wobble will be a thing of the past!
MPC Beats and your Complete Software Package
As mentioned, the MPK Mini 3 features 8 iconic MPC pads, so why not pair that with the new MPC Beats software which comes free with the MPK Mini!
Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. You’ll find genre-defining samples, world class audio effects, and the same synth engines found on the legendary MPCs.
MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins, so as you expand your arsenal, you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology. Need to collaborate? MPC Beats opens as a plugin in any DAW. Start with MPC Beats with the full confidence it will take your music wherever you need it to go.
Speaking of being able to input your own samples, how about a huge sample collection from some of the finest sound designers in the music production game? Including F9 Instruments, Decap, Sample Tools by Cr2, MSX Sound Design and much more. Everything you need is here: Premium and versatile kick drums, snares, 808s, melodic loops, and must-have key group instruments for any melodic line imaginable. All of these samples are available to assign to your pads and keys on the MPK Mini 3, as well as input and control within MPC Beats.
Find out more
For more information, and to see the MPK Mini 3 in a stunning White and stealthy Black variant, shop now with Gear4music!
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