Akai MPK Mini Mk2 – very compact and functional MIDI keyboard

Compact MIDI keyboard Akai MPK Mini Mk2
Compact MIDI keyboard Akai MPK Mini Mk2

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.

Compact MIDI keyboard Akai MPK Mini Mk2 ( rear angle view )
Compact MIDI keyboard Akai MPK Mini Mk2 ( rear angle view )

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.

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