Retrieved 10 January This page was last edited on 17 May , at To the right are controls for splitting the keyboard and for selecting the 16×4 MPC pad banks. You may also like. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I was hoping for possibly bigger pads more similar to the full sized MPD’s, but it’s cool.

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Disappointing at this price point. The MPK88 gives you eight virtual knobs that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter. On the whole, everything xkai well made, with the main case made of tough black plastic on a metal chassis. A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great keybed.

Akai Electronic Keyboards akaai 61 Keys. The pads can access four banks of sounds, so you have 64 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button.

88 The rotary dials feel smooth and have little play in them and the buttons all have a reassuring click. These note-modifying features can be heard in many of the most popular tracks over the last two decades.

The pads feel OK, but they could definitely be a little thicker like those on the MPC as they do bottom out quite easily. Our Verdict A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great keybed.


Mmpk can control three different parameters per knob thanks to the knobs’ three-bank selection, totaling 24 parameters of instant, hands-on control. It can be connected to a computer via a bus-powered USB port, or with traditional MIDI cables in which case an external power adapter is required. The price was ridiculous too as any guitarcenter price was about more. Just pick a note or chord and a rhythm pattern in the arpeggiator’s library and the MPK will play your notes in the rhythm and skai you choose.

Akai MPK 88

As most other controllers in the MPK series, the MPK88 also has a built-in arpeggiator, with the 8 buttons acting as the time division for the beat. All in all, this is a well-built, user-friendly and pretty versatile controller board with a great keybed. In fact, it’s one of the best we’ve played. The hammer-action keyboard is fully weighted and features aftertouch for expressive melodic control.

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It’s a good space saver in a way beyond the full sized keys. Below are controls for switching the MIDI-syncable arpeggiator on and off, a latch switch and the Note Repeat function that’s lifted from the MPC range for playing rolls and inputting notes you hold the Note Repeat button and hold a pad and hey presto instant 16ths or akxi etc. I was looking for an 88 weighted controller that was reasonably priced.

I quit gigging years ago, but I wouldn’t traces with it, there plenty of high quality boards out there that are roadworthy. Casio SA Keyboard All of the MPK’s controls with the exception of the pitch-bend wheel are programmable by the user.


All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more. It weighs in at a pretty weighty 67lbs 30kg so make sure there are two of you around to unbox it and set it up. Retrieved from ” https: Editing parameters can be done either on the controller itself, or with the Vyzex MPK preset editor software, which can be downloaded from Akai’s website.

I bought this product with the intent of using it to play live. Easy to use, on the whole.

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On top of MPC technologies, the MPK88 has its own arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in seconds. Additionally, there are 4 unique parameter banks for the pads, and 3 parameter banks for the faders, knobs, and buttons.

These settings can be saved and recalled from up to 30 unique presets. Only two keyboard zones. I guess if you wanted to use this product in a studio environment, for recording purposes only, then it would probably be quite well suited.