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Play Anywhere with Akai’s New MPK Mini Play Portable MIDI Controller

News, Technology | Oct 11, 2018   

Play Anywhere with Akai’s New MPK Mini Play Portable MIDI Controller

Today Akai Professional introduced their newest MIDI controller, the MPK Mini Play. This super-portable instrument is based on the popular MPK Mini, but adds 128 built-in sounds and its own speaker. Keep reading for more.

The MPK Mini Play has 8 MPC drum pads and a 4-way joystick for simple control. It connects to a computer via USB port for the same plug-and-play MIDI functionality as the classic MPK Mini controllers.

Powered by 3 “AA” batteries, the MPK Mini Play was built for hours of wireless fun. You can use it with headphones by connecting to the mini-audio output jack, or connect to external speakers for bigger sound using the same output jack.

Here are all of the key features on the MPK Mini Play:

  • Standalone mini keyboard with built-in speaker and USB MIDI controller
  • Built-in sound module with over 128 instrument sounds + 10 drum kits
  • 25 synth-action mini keys
  • OLED display for easy sound browsing
  • 8 red backlit drum pads (2 banks, 16 total)
  • 4 knobs edit sounds or send midi (2 banks, 8 total)
  • 4-way joystick for pitch and modulation control
  • Built-in arpeggiator
  • 1/8” headphone jack
  • Battery powered using (3) AA batteries



The MPK Mini Play is available now for $129 USD. Visit the Akai website to learn more or find out where to buy this fun and affordable keyboard controller.

Also Read: Akai Pro Introduces the First FL Studio-Dedicated Controller

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