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Akai Professional MPK88
7.8 out of 10

Akai Professional MPK88

88-key fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

watch out for buzzy case

Thomas A. Witten, amazon.com
27 December 2011
  • Summary: Length:: 1:00 Mins After we got our MPK88 home and started playing it, we noticed some odd sounds coming from the case when we played a key. We had read reviews commenting on the loudness of the mechanical keyboard action, so we were prepared for the thud sound when a key was played.
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Overall 10
10

ohhh wow !!climactic...(Is that spelled right?)

K. Leonard "workaholickl", amazon.com
19 December 2011
  • Summary: ohhhhhhh wow ! The Only 88key midi ive ever owned with hammer action keys. had a real piano..it makes noise too..almost similar. Not bad at all. How long will she last?Its been one and a half years. I will keep u updated.
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Overall 10
10

Brilliant simply Brilliant!!

mPHATic, amazon.com
6 July 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this as the ultimate Midi controller - and in my opinion it is. There is only one issue - no templates for Logic - come on AKAI - you can do better. A little bit more work for your customers goes a long way!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Great, but not perfect.

Phil, amazon.com
8 June 2011
  • Summary: Just a couple of things to help you figure out if this review is actually going to be useful: I'm reviewing this in a vacuum, so to speak. I don't have a lot of experience with midi controllers, and in fact this is my first purchase to not only learn on a piano-like instrument, but to start making...
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Overall 6
6.0

great features, not sure on the quality

matt, amazon.com
4 April 2011
  • Summary: i love the action on this keyboard, the closest i've played to a real piano. after playing on it for 6 months now there is a buzzing on some of the keys and one key feels like it is rubbing on something. the controls are awesome and the software works great to program all the controls.
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Overall 10
10

For the price, what more can a person ask for?

darynn, amazon.com
12 February 2011
  • Summary: I am currently a college student and bought this midi controller as a hobby. I am both into piano AND electro house music. This product had it all: weighted keys, drum pads, all the knobs and faders.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent keyboard controller

David Slack, amazon.com
31 January 2011
  • Summary: I'm a classically-trained pianist, so I am picky about hammer-action touch. I previously owned a CME UF8, which in my opinion had a very good touch. Trouble is, when some of the keys stopped working I could not find anyone to fix it. I decided my next keyboard would be a supported brand.
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Overall 8
8.0

Best controller for under a grand I've tried.

dennis b "dennis@barbier.com", amazon.com
6 January 2011
  • Summary: let me preface this by saying I've been looking for an 88 key midi controller for about 2 years. I finally bit the bullet in the last few weeks, and while I went to the music store with the intention of coming home with an M-Audio product, what ultimately ended up in my studio (read: den) is this...
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Overall 8
8.0

great piano-like key touch

T. Xu "Toni", amazon.com
1 January 2011
  • Summary: The keys on mpk88 can be heavy for some people, but it feels just right for me now that I tried it in Guitar Center (coming from an Acoustic Piano background myself). In my humble opinion the keys on akai mpk 88 even felt better than some intermediate stage pianos. The drum pads are too stiff. p.s.
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Overall 10
10

Powerful

C. Stark, amazon.com
29 December 2010
  • Summary: I haven't tried it on ableton yet, but from what I have done with LMMS (a free program) this controller rocks! One thing that is kinda buggy is the Arpeggiator seems to cut in/out suddenly, (no fade out like a normal note) but that might just be the program I'm using.
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