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Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK225 is a compact performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK225 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 assignable knobs, 4 backlit buttons, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs and switches (up to 24 and 12, respectively), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 32 total). Plus, MPK225 is USB-powered and optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with plug-and-play connectivity.

Made To Play

MPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

Genuine MPC Functionality

Classic MPC Note Repeat and MPC Full Level are onboard for further inspiration. With MPK225, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

Production Software

MPK225 is armed with powerful production software—Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials—for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK225 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

Virtual Synthesizers

Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK225 users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK225 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project.

Ableton Live Lite is a trademark of Ableton AG. Akai Professional, AIR Music Technology, and MPC are registered trademarks of inMusic Brands Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. inMusic is the exclusive distributor of SONiVOX.

 

Features

  • 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch

  • 8 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 32 pads

  • 12 assignable Q-Link controllers include 8 control knobs and 4 backlit buttons

  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen

  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output

  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)

  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration

  • MPC Note Repeat and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation

  • MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo

  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing

  • 1 assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack

  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity

  • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 & Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)

System Requirements
  • Macintosh: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
  • Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended
  • Available USB port


Specifications
  • Number of Keys: 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch

  • Pads: 8 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks

  • Q-Link Controls: 8 assignable control knobs and 4 backlit buttons

  • Computer Interface: USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output

  • Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down

  • Arpeggiator: Yes

  • Additional Controls: MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division

  • Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input

  • Power: USB power; no power adapter required

  • Dimensions: 19.25" x 11.75" x 3.63"

  • Weight: 6.09 lbs

Product Specs

Condition
Brand New (New)
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Brand Akai
Model MPK225
Categories Controllers
Number of Keys 25 Keys

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Return Window

This product can be returned within 30 days of receipt.

General Terms

Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all return shipping costs unless the item was not received as described.

Refunds

Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping costs and a 10% restocking fee.

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We are committed to deliver the best experience to our customers. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price, an exchange or a store credit within 30 days from the ship date. Shipping costs will be deducted from your refund when you request a return shipping label on an order that qualified for “Free Shipping."

If you received a defective product, a wrong product, or damaged product, Pitbull Audio will replace it at no charge of any additional shipping cost. We will send you a prepaid label to return the item, and ship you a replacement. You will not incur any shipping charges. Please notify us of any of damaged, defective or misshipped products within 14 days.

After 30 days, you may request the manufacturer warranty if your item malfunctions. Pitbull Audio is an authorized dealer for all the brands they represent.

How to request a return:
Please email us or call us to obtain an RMA number. Instructions will be discussed with our friendly and diligent customer service representatives. All returns must be in a resalable condition, include all packing, accessories and paperwork.

We may apply a restocking fee if the returned products fall into the following categories:

· Missing packaging, manuals, accessories, or any other contents that were included originally

· Original box was written on, damaged, or taped with duck tape

· RMA number was not associated with the return

· Item is not in the original "like new" condition

Please send all returns to
Pitbull Audio
300 W 28th St, Ste 101
National City, CA 91950

The following items are NOT returnable, unless received DOA, in which we will send a replacement: Software, Electronic Delivery of Software, Special orders, DVD’s, humbuckers/pickups that were installed, strings, and drum sticks. Items that fall into the in mouth and in-ear use category, such as mouthpieces, earphones, ear plugs, harmonicas, cannot be returned due to health regulations

These policies encourage us to offer the best prices to our customers. Abuse to the return policy leads to increased operating costs and makes it difficult to offer competitive pricing, free shipping, reward programs, and giveaways.

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us immediately and we will help you in any way we can. We offer a 30 day return policy. A 10% restocking fee might be applicable if the item you are returning is not in the same condition as when you received it. Unless we are responsible for the return (misships, defective items, item not as described, etc.) buyers are responsible for return shipping. We can offer our negotiated USPS rate for your return for your convenience.

All returns must be approved prior by our staff and an RMA number must be acquired before shipping.

Please contact us at support@pitbullaudio.com for RMA instructions.

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National City, CA, United States
Joined: Jan 2015

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