The New Akai MPX261 Controller Keyboard is one of the new keyboard controllers from Akai Professional providing hands-on music production capabilities with modern DAW control.
Housed in a slimmer, all-new design, each full-size model features RGB backlit trigger pads lifted straight from the MPC Renaissance and a 20-character LCD screen with comprehensive parameter feedback. Designed to erase the line between hardware control and software performance, the new MPK family also includes the ability to send QWERTY-style commands using soft-controls, a low-power mode for iOS connectivity via the Camera Connection Kit and enhanced response from the refined keybed.
The latest members of the full-size MPK series also come with advanced music production software titles including Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials – a powerful sample-based groove production application – and spectral morphing synth Twist from SONiVOX. Owners of the MPK249 and MPK261 will also receive AIR Music Tech’s high-definition Hybrid 3 virtual synth, while MPK261 owners also receive SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble.
New full-size, semi-weighted keybed in 25-, 49- and 61-key models
Backlit, velocity-sensitive RGB trigger pads derived from the MPC Renaissance
Includes industry-leading music creation software from Ableton , Akai Professional, AIR and SONiVOX
New layout with LCD screen for faster access to essential DAW-based functions
8 assignable control knobs; 8 assignable faders on 49- and 61-key models
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output; sustain and expression pedal inputs
Hyper-responsive pitch bend & modulation wheels; octave controls