One of the Akai’s MIDI keyboards is a device Professional MPK Mini MKII 25 with 8 velocity and pressure sensitive drumpads with backlight and velocity-sensitive keys on 2 octaves. It also has : joystick with 4 movement directions for pitch and modulation control; 8 assignable knobs; built-in arpreggiator; buttons for octaves control, Note Repeat, Full Level and Tap Tempo; 1/4″ jack input for Sustain pedal; and USB port for connection to computer and powering ( it does not require power adapter ).
After purchase there is ability to download from manufacturer’s website following programs : Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 and MPK mini MIDI Editor; device works in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Mac OS X 10.7 and newer without additional drivers and integrates with modern DAWs Steinberg Cubase, FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live and others and their VST/AU instruments and effects. Its sizes are 317.5 ( width ) x 181.1 ( depth ) x 44.5 ( height ) mm and mass is 0.79 kg. Package contains : Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25 MIDI keyboard itself, USB cable, warranty card and user’s guide. All in all device is good with keys on 2 octaves, 8 drumpads and large amount of assignable controls, there is also ability to look on MIDI keyboards with close keys amount of other manufacturers and choose one, which suits the best for task, in design and in price terms.