AkaiMPK261 61-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard


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Akai MPK261

The Akai MPK261 is a powerful, feature-packed MIDI controller featuring a 61-note semi-weighted keyboard for comprehensive control over DAWs and softsynths. The unit contains 16 MPC pads, 8 assignable control knobs, and 8 assignable faders. What’s more, all settings and sequence information can be viewed via backlit LCD screen, affording instant visualization over all crucial parameters.

MPK261 Features

  • 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys
  • 16 MPC pads with RGB illuminated feedback; 4 pad banks
  • 8 assignable control knobs; 3 knob banks
  • 8 assignable faders; 3 fader banks
  • Able to send computer keyboard commands for pad assignable shortcuts
  • Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • Production software included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials
  • Expression & sustain pedal jack inputs
  • Pitch bend, modulation and octave controls for dynamic performances
  • Updated control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
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