The Akai Professional MPK225 is a compact performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.
The Akai Professional MPK225 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 assignable knobs, 4 backlit buttons, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs and switches (up to 24 and 12, respectively), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 32 total). Plus, MPK225 is USB-powered and optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with plug-and-play connectivity.
Ready To PlayMPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.
Full MPC FunctionalityWith MPK225, Classic MPC Full Level and MPC Note Repeat are built in for further inspiration. Musicians and composers can stay in their comfort zone, working genuine MPC workflow into their productions and creating with the tools that major producers have relied on for years. Plus, MPK225 has an arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and patterns, enabling you to easily explore complex melodic ideas without going off-track.
Software gets you going and keeps you movingMPK225 comes with powerful production software and two high-definition virtual synthesizers to start creating music right out of the box. For composing, recording and remixing, use Ableton Live Lite, a fluid audio/MIDI environment. For a groove/beat production and sample-triggering, MPC Essentials software can run standalone or integrate directly into your DAW. For a versatile virtual analog and wavetable synthesizer, use AIR Music Tech's Hybrid 3 or, for a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, SONiVOX Twist makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls.
25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads
4 banks for 32 pads total
12 assignable Q-Link controllers
8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons
Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
iOS compatibility with optional Apple iPad Connection Kit
Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for your DAW
MPC Note Repeat
Arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo
Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls
1 assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack
USB power and plug-and-play connectivity