Akai MPK261 Performance USB/MIDI Pad & Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK261Performance Keyboard Controller provides a host of quality features including 61 semi-weighted, full size keys and 16 RGB illuminated MPC Pads, technology taken from their legendary MPC Pad controllers and beat production units. The MPK Range also includes 8 assignable control knobs. The MPK261 has two quality pitch bend and modulation wheel controls, as well as jack inputs for expression pedals and sustain pedals.
The MPK261 also features 8 assignable faders and a redeveloped control layout with backlit LCD Panel Screen and additional functionality from the fully featured transport and parameter control sections to use with your DAW of choice. A USB-Midi interface with 5-pin Midi input and output offers ultra flexibility.
The MPK261 ships with a highly rated software package which includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX, Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials.
61 semi-weighted, full-size keys
16 MPC pads with RGB illuminated feedback
8 assignable control knobs
8 assignable faders
Updated control layout with backlit LCD screen
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
Pitch bend, modulation and octave controls for dynamic performances
Expression & sustain pedal jack inputs
Comprehensive production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials
Number of Keys: 61
Type of Keys: Semi-weighted
Number of Performance Pads: 16
Number of Encoders/Pots: 8
Number of Sliders/Faders: 8
Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
Other Controllers: 8 x assignable buttons; mod, pitch wheels
System Requirements Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel recommended), 2GB RAM, OSX 10.5
System Requirements PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible, 2GB RAM, Windows 8, 7, Vista, or XP, Windows-compatible sound card
Pedal Inputs: Sustain, Expression
MIDI I/O: Din in/out, USB, iOS
Weight: 15.1 lbs.
Power Supply: USB Bus Powered
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