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Akai Professional MPK261 | 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller with LCD Screen (16 Pads / 8 Knobs / 8 Faders), VIP Software Download Included
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- All-in-one controller with keyboard and trigger pads for performing live and composing in studio
- 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with pressure sensitivity
- 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads (64 assignable via 4 banks)
- 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 switches (24 assignable each via 3 banks)
- Includes VIP - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
- Please Note: This keyboard does not come with a traditional power adapter since the keyboard is mainly used with a computer, and the USB cable is the power cable because the computer fully powers the keyboard
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With MPK261, experience the ultimate in playing response from a controller equally suited to studio and live performance scenarios alike. The MPK261 comes equipped with 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. A dynamic, expressive response and faithful capture of every subtle nuance of your performance is guaranteed thanks to MPK261’s velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range – perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.
Genuine MPC Functionality
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award-winning music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.
Hybrid 3 & SONiVOX Twist
Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analogue synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls
With MPC Essentials experience the renowned MPC workflow in an easy-to-use creative program that works as your main DAW or as a plugin in your current DAW. Supercharge your production with a powerful 64-bit music production package featuring up to eight pad banks (for a total of 128 tracks), a 1GB sound library and user-friendly import capability for your own WAV and AIFF samples.
Sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance; load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound; put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors; and much more. From live performance to studio production, VIP’s user-friendly functionality coupled with a diverse feature set assures simple, seamless integration into your existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.
Welcome to The World of VIP Music Software
Effortless Integration, Enhanced Workflow
Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK261 and VIP3.1 (Free Download Included). VIP3.1 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format.
The combination of VIP and MPK261 maximizes workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual Instruments.
Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your entire VST library;