Akai Professional MPK225 Keyboard & Pad MIDI Controller
Submitted by Jason Horton on Dec. 4, 2015..
Gearank High Notes
- December 2015: Highest Rated 25 Key MIDI Controller Keyboard
While some small controllers are primarily intended as an input device, Akai have designed this to be a completely playable instrument and that's one of the reasons it's so highly regarded.
- Keys: 25 full size semi-weighted with aftertouch.
- Pads: 8 which are velocity and pressure sensitive and they light up MPC style (with full RGB).
- Octaves: 10 by using Octave Up and Octave Down controls.
- Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite DAW, MPC Essentials software sampler, and the Air Hybrid 3 and SONiVOX Twist virtual synths.
- Power: USB powered and can use an optional 6V DC, 1A, power adapter (sold separately).
- Connectivity: USB and 5-pin MIDI out and MIDI in.
- Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later + Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. It is also iOS compatible but you'll need a CCK and external power supply as well.
- Dimensions: 19.25" x 11.75" x 3.63"
- Weight 6.09 lbs