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Akai Professional MPK61

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

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Overall 5
5.0
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 4
4.0
Sound 10
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Overall quality 10
10
Customer support 10
10

"Akai MPK 61 Keyboard"

By Paula Morin in Salem, MA, zzounds.com
11 March 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Amazing controller

Hollowmusicproductions, music123
25 February 2013
  • Summary: This keyboard is truly amazing. Upon researching for a new controller I tested all of the usual suspects and landed on the Akai MPK61. Compared to the others this keyboard had the most professional feel. The pads are exceptional and the automapping to the DAW of your choice could not be any easier. The only downside to this keyboard would be the automap settings do no mesh with the mixer on my DAW. Not really a big deal as they can be programmed as such.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Good Quality
  • Cons: Some Mappings Are Tricky
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Sound quality 10
10
Durability 10
10
Workmanship 10
10

Works well with Reason 7

mzpaul3, Bestbuy
25 February 2013
  • Summary: Use it as interface for Reason 7, very compatible, love having 61 keys.
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Overall 8
8.0

great product overall

mchlmdws, B&H Photo
13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: I use the product for producing, utilizing both the keys and the MPC pads. I love the feel of the pitch bend and modulation. very solid. the knobs and all the controls are very solid as well. the keys work great and take a little getting used to if you normally use fully weighted keys. the MPC pads are a little too shallow and not sensitive enough, you can buy thicker pads and add cushioning to solve that easily. wonderful product. easy to use.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action
  • Cons: No Speakers, Shallow Mpc Pads
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Overall 8
8.0

The best controller you can buy!

EddiE P, B&H Photo
6 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This product is great overall, easy to map all parameters, fun and great to work with. This keyboard has made my life a whole lot easier! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an amazing controller for a great price! Only downside is that the drumpads are not that sensitive, you actually have to press down hard on them but I herd you can modify your keyboard to make the drum pads super sensitive just like the mpc's, GOOGLE IT!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Responsive / Good Action
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Overall 10
10

awesome controller keyboard!

Trevor, B&H Photo
16 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this keyboard as a live controller with a laptop and a &quot;soft synth&quot; program. It works great.... it's easy to program, durable, &amp; portable!<br /><br />I would buy it again in a heartbeat!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Touch Sensitive Keys
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Overall 8
8.0

All In One

drfish, B&H Photo
11 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Having drum pads, keys, and mixer controls right at the tip of my fingers makes for excellent workflow.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
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Overall 10
10

I love it so far

Luzyourmind, B&H Photo
7 May 2012
  • Excerpt: My first midi controller. I love that you can split the keyboard to have two sounds coming out of it. I enjoy how real the keys feel.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Realistic Sound, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
  • Cons: Limited Sound Selection, No Speakers
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Keyboard, very satisfied.

Shuffle Sam, B&H Photo
21 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Mpk61 arrived on time, and was in perfect condition. the keyboard itself is amazing and works flawlessly with all of my software. Glad I purchased it at B&amp;H defiantly the best price around.
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 10
10

"Absolutely Remarkable"

By Phil N in Uniontown, PA, zzounds.com
9 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The semi-weighted keys are a significant plus. They allow for the most expression with strings/pianos but still have great flow for guitar/synth leads. The pads are also velocity sensitive, but I feel (as most others do) that they are very stiff. I only use them on the "Full Level" setting for drums and samples though. The stiffness in this regard means nothing to me, but may effect some others opinions of the board.
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