Akai Professional MPK88 88 Key USB MIDI Portable Keyboard
The Akai Professional MPK88 MIDI keyboard features 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys that help to deliver a realistic and natural-sounding performance. Also speaking to that goal is the unit’s MPC pad section, which provides 16 real-deal MPC pads that are both pressure and velocity sensitive; the pads also give you access to four banks which contain 64 samples, so you can really produce and compose a whole session just using this keyboard. The MPC section also features such beloved functions of the classic drum machine/sampler like note repeat, swing, and arpeggiator, so you’ll have plenty of functional tools to help in your music composition. An assignable Q-link controller section contains eight knobs, eight faders, and eight buttons, all of which can be assigned to give you strong and flexible control of software parameters. The MPK88 also comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Professional Edition software, so you’ll have a software equivalent of the amazing range of control and sequencing that the hardware offers.