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9.0 out of 10

Akai Professional MPK25

25-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for expressive m Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Old but good!

Rob, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: This is a piece of gear that hasn't been updated in years, but watch for a sale like I did and it's just as good as it ever was. It's true what everyone says about the pads, but do a search for the mod you can do yourself and you're good to go.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
  • Cons: Pads
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid

Rick the Bassist, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Excellent midi controller, works great with Reason 7. Pretty much plug and play.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable
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Overall 8
8.0

Fantastic

Rick the Bassist, B&H Photo
11 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this with Reason 7.1, and thanks in part to the Reason presets, this thing just works. Plug and play, which is what I want for a midi controller.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 9
9.0

"Akai Mpk25"

By Dom G in Newport News, VA, zzounds.com
8 October 2013
Overall 8
8.0

Very nice product!

JonJon, B&H Photo
22 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I've been a long time MPC user, mainly the 3000. Of course I wasn't expecting the build quality of the classic Roger Linn model or of a weighted 88 keys, but I was actually pleasantly surprised, nice key action, decent pad action (in most modes), light but still feels solid, easy to navigate, especially for an MPC user, easy to setup with both Reason and Ableton, a bit more of a burden with Logic.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
  • Cons: Poor Action, Poor Instructions
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 10
10
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 10
10

"Akai quality in a portable, economy USB MIDI micro-controller"

By Kevin G in Tampa, FL, zzounds.com
14 April 2013
  • Excerpt: It's a USB MIDI controller, no sound. Responsive, velocity-sensitive, but very small and narrow keys with a nice weight/resistance. Stiff but responsive pads. Small but tactile knobs. Nice feel to other control buttons.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Christmas morning keyboard!

Happy Mom of a motivated teenager!, B&H Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This compact keyboard is a great addition to my son's computer fun. He asked for piano lessons again, and that's a great thing! He is having a lot of fun with this professional, easy to use, dynamic piece of equipment, and is looking forward to learning more about its complexities.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
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Overall 10
10

Great USB MIDI Controller for Recording

HoraceLime, B&H Photo
4 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Got this for home studio recording after considering many other controller keyboards. Just a great working, well-built, feature-loaded, USB Midi keyboard. Works flawlessly with both Ableton and Sonar Guitar Tracks Pro 4.
  • Pros: 25 Full Size Keys, Easy to Use, Portable, Touch Sensitive Keys, Usb Andor Ac Adaptor Pow
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Overall 8
8.0

Beginner's Marvel

Erick, B&H Photo
31 July 2012
  • Excerpt: I've been using the MPK25 to learn piano and it's been as smooth as ever. I originally worried about the quality of the keys, pads and knobs but to my surprise they are very responsive, much like a real piano. I'm currently using my MPK25 to compose soundtracks for my short films, and for other sound design effects on Ableton (it's really fun to interface with on ableton).
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
  • Cons: No Speakers
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 8
8.0

"Well made, affordable"

By Karim K in San Diego, CA, zzounds.com
11 July 2012
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