Akai Professional MIDI Keyboard Controllers
With so many options to choose from, you might be wondering which MIDI keyboard controller is right for you. That will depend on your own specific needs and preferences. If you're looking for the most portable MIDI keyboard controller, check out the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play. It uses just three AA batteries, so you can use the MPK Mini Play as a portable synth workstation. The MPK Mini Play's built-in sound module features 128 sounds and 16 drum kits. You can monitor your performance with the built-in speaker, or connect your headphones for a private session. Create melodies while you ride the train to work. Compose a new piece out in nature somewhere. If you want more options for producing music anywhere you go, invest in the MPK Mini Play.
If you're a stay-at-home hobbyist, your best bet is to start off with something compact and simple, and the LPK25 Laptop Performance Keyboard would be a terrific choice. At less than 13" across and weighing under a pound, this USB-MIDI controller fits easily into your laptop case or backpack, and it also contains plenty of features, including a sustain button, octave up and down, and top tempo controls. Additionally, the LPK24 comes with editor software for both Macs and PCs, making this affordable little MIDI controller a steal for any budding music creator.
Now, for those who are want it all and so much more, look no further than the MPK88 Keyboard and USB MIDI Controller. The first keyboard ever to contain MPC pads (16 in total), the MPK88 is an 88-key production powerhouse that's ideal for both live concerts and studio compositions alike. Boasting up to 72 software parameters with 24 assignable Q-Link knobs, creativity knows no bounds with the MPK88.
Aside from the two items above, this catalog also has 49- and 61-key controllers, and even complete keyboard controller starter packages, so be sure to explore the other options here as well. Whatever you choose, you can bet that the perfect MIDI keyboard controller for you is easy to find when you stick with Akai Professional.