Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK261 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK261 features 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK261 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.
Akai MPK 261
- - 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch - 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads - 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each) - Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen - USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output - iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) - Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration - MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation - MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo - Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls with split mode for expressive performances - 2 assignable footswitch jacks and 1 expression jack - USB power and plug-and-play connectivity - 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 (downloads)