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.
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.
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action
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!
Excerpt: Nicely responsive keyboard. This is well put together .. good build quality. Buttons knobs and faders all seem to be solid and smooth. This is a nice controller for my small studio. The pads were a plus and a selling point for me.
Excerpt: works with fruity loops right away, also works with ableton live. although i don't really like the software it comes with. but its still works with other software. i have this, along with the Maschine. and these two paired together through Maschine's Software. you can do some pretty awesome stuff.
Pros: Easy to Navigate, Versatile, Works With Other Software
Excerpt: I use the product for audio production and live performance. I plugged it in and it instantly works with all of my software. response is great with no detectable lag time. MPC pads could be more sensitive but I can get use to it.
Pros: Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Easy to Customize, Easy to Navigate, Versatile
Excerpt: Well... Overall, great product. I mainly use it for Electronics Music Production, Trance, House and etc... Easy to use, Ableton software allows for easy mapping, I have the lates full version. The semi-weighted keys are a big plus. Touch sensitivity is spot on.
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys