World-renowned Japanese company Akai has brought the Performance Controller keyboard to the next level of realism. The result is a simple, beautiful, super-functional and first-of-its-kind performance keyboard. The Akai Professional MPK88 is a professional performance keyboard controller built for live stage performance as well as for studio recording, with powerful DAW software Ableton Live Lite AKAI Edition.
The MPK88 features 88-key fully weighted Hammer-Action keyboard with aftertouch response, 16 original MPC drum pads with 4 pad banks each – 64 pads in all, on-board arpeggiator, Q-Link controls and MPC series technologies; MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. The MPC Note Repeat enables MPK88 to automatically play a rhythm pattern whereas the MPC Swing allows you to control the degree and timing of swing. Akai Pro built 72 Q-Link controls in MPK88. These virtual knobs are assignable to control nearly any software parameters. The MPK88’s Key Split enables you to take charge of two different sounds from the same keyboard. The MPK88 has MPC Full Level, MPC 16-Level, Tap Tempo and Time Division on its pads as well. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds.
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