Lets review compact MIDI keyboard Akai MPK Mini Mk2, that is reach with functional, despite its small sizes. It has : 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys; mini thumbstick for pitch and modulation control; 8 velocity-sensitive drumpads with backlight; 8 assignable knobs; built-in arpreggiator; and specialized octave control buttons. Also it has : USB port for communication with computer and powering and TRS ( 1/4″ jack ) input for sustain pedal.
After MIDI keyboard purchase there is ability to download from manufacturer’s web-site programs Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 and MPK mini MIDI Editor; it works without additional drivers in Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Mac OS X 10.7 and newer operating systems, in which it tightly integrates with modern DAWs ( FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live and Steinberg Cubase ), their instruments and VST plugins. Its sizes are 305 ( width ) x 178 ( depth ) x 25 ( height ) mm and mass is 0.45 kg. Package contains : Akai MPK Mini Mk2 MIDI keyboard itself, USB cable and user’s guide. It is good compact MIDI keyboard with optimal price and reach functional; it has not very big amount of keys and they are mini, but this is a consequence of its compact sizes.