Value Scaling vs. Pick Up Mode Also note they were taken using the MPK on a Mac. All of the options are the same for the MPD short of the Arp option.
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The box that it comes in weighs about 16 pounds all in all. The Akai MPK has velocity-sensitive keys along with aftertouch. These are awesome for playing in dark music venues as they basically light the top of your keyboard up.
You will find 16 different pads with 4 banks. That means the MPK is capable of 64 different sounds or samples to be assigned to the pads. One thing to note here is that a lot of people were requesting that they update their pad functionality. The MPK is the same case. Ableton Lite Live This free version of Ableton Live is something that you can only get by purchasing a product that comes with it.
For example, the MPK includes a code for this software. I believe this gives you just enough to test the waters before buying a DAW. Interface As you can see, the interface is a little small on this controller. Akai typically makes their interfaces a little bit small in general. I actually prefer this. I use my laptop most of the time to navigate, so I would rather have more controls on the keyboard, rather than a larger screen.
They seem pretty durable and reliable thus far. How Does It Play Live? As far as touring, the MPK works great. Akai has been doing a phenomenal job creating keyboards that stand the test of the road.
You get 61 keys that are semi-weighted and aftertouch included, along with a bunch of software. I would recommend this keyboard for beginners and advanced players. I recently wrote about the best keyboards for gigging musicians. You can check it out at the link above.
Akai MPK61 - page 5 2 71 79 87 95 39 47 55 63 7 15 23 31 The pads are pressure and velocity sensitive, which makes them very responsive and intu itive to play. If th e unit is not plugged in before, your software ap plicat Following is a shor t description of each mode: Preset Mode This mode allows you to load, save and copy Presets.
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