Akai MPK261 Performance USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Fully loaded for studio and stage. The MPK61 is a keyboard performance MIDI controller that expands the popular MPK line. Each MPK controller combines a piano-style keybed with a bank of genuine Akai Professional MPC pads, assignable Q-Link controllers and key technologies from the iconic MPC family of music production workstations. Producers, performers and DJs will appreciate the MPK61â€™s mix of 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 16 MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity, 72 assignable Q-Link controllers, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing and an arpeggiator. The MPK61â€™s size is ideal for performers who need a larger keyboard than the original 49-key MPK49 offers, but also prefer the lighter weight and associated portability of a semi-weighted keyboard. The MPK61 retains the key split features from the MPK88, enabling you to divide the keyboard into two zones for performing with two different programs at once. Intricate Control Like its 25, 49 and fully weighted 88-key siblings â€“ the MPK25, MPK49 and MPK88, respectively â€“ the MPK61 empowers you to create and manipulate melodic, harmonic and rhythmic content and inspires creative production with its arpeggiator, MPC Swing and MPC Note Repeat technologies. Ableton Inside The MPK61 also comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Pro Edition software, one of the most popular and powerful performance and production programs worldwide. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. The MPK61 is a MIDI controller that sends MIDI data over USB for plug-and-play performance with Mac and PC. Because they are MIDI compliant, the MPK series works with virtually all MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software for musical performers from keyboard players to producers to DJs and VJs. Features: â€¢61-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for expressive melodic creativity â€¢16 genuine MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity â€¢Ableton Live Lite Akai Pro Edition software included â€¢MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 48 samples â€¢Control 72 software parameters with 24 assignable Q-Link controllers â€¢Key Split enables two different sounds from the same keyboard â€¢MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process â€¢Transport controls for use with sequencers and DAWs â€¢MPC Full Level, MPC 16-Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with tempo and dynamics â€¢MIDI output over USB, bus powered, class compliant: plug and play with one USB cable â€¢Works with virtually all MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software Specifications: â€¢Number of Keys: 61 + 16 x 4 banks of drum pads â€¢Type of action: Semi-weighted â€¢Aftertouch (Channel) â€¢Computer Interface: USB/MIDI â€¢Displays: Custom LCD â€¢Footswitchable Patch Changes: yes â€¢Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs: 1 â€¢Programmable Continuous Footpedals: 1 â€¢Programmable Footswitches: 1 â€¢Programmable controllers: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC â€¢System Real-Time Controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC â€¢Dimensions: 36" x 12.40" x 2.5" (WxDxH) â€¢Weight: 27.99 lbs shipping weight, 17.2 lbs keyboard only Requirements: â€¢Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended) â€¢Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended â€¢Available USB Port
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