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Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK261 is a 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. MPK261 features 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK261 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

MPK261 comes equipped with 61 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. Bundled with MPK261 is SONiVOX’s Eighty-Eight Ensemble, an authentic grand-piano virtual instrument, that lets you compose or perform with pristine, expertly voiced piano samples.

Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With MPK261, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing lets MPK261 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro’s groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

MPK261 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 MPK261 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

A world-class piano instrument and two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of sample-based and synthesis technology to MPK261 users. SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble is a recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano layered with additional orchestral and synthetic instruments for rich, cinematic sounds. 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.
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Specifications

Key specifications

included softwareAbleton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble

General information

Manufacturer AKAI
Product type MIDI + Audio keyboards
Item number6281600
Manufacturer no.MPK261
External links Manufacturer's site (de)

Connections (inputs)

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Connections (inputs)

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MIDI
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MIDI

MIDI ist ein Datenübertragungs-Protokoll zum Zwecke der Übermittlung musikalischer Steuerinformationen zwischen elektronischen Instrumenten wie Keyboards, Synthesizern, Drumcomputern oder auch PCs bzw. Laptops.

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Connections (outputs)

MIDI
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MIDI

MIDI ist ein Datenübertragungs-Protokoll zum Zwecke der Übermittlung musikalischer Steuerinformationen zwischen elektronischen Instrumenten wie Keyboards, Synthesizern, Drumcomputern oder auch PCs bzw. Laptops.

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Delivery contents

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Delivery contents

The scope of delivery means the included accessories.

Delivery contents
USB cable
included software
Ableton Live Lite
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Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech
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Akai Pro MPC Essentials
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SONiVOX Twist 2.0
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SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble

Product dimensions

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Product dimensions

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Width
905 mm
Height
86 mm
Weight
6.84 kg

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USB bus-powered
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Manual | 3.34 MB | German | English | Spanish | French | ItalianManual | 1.94 MB | English

Returns and warranty

Warranty 24 month Bring-in
30-day right of return
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Warranty extension Bring-in

The warranty is extended at the same conditions as the manufacturer warranty.

to 3 years CHF 55.60
to 5 years CHF 77.80

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The device will be replaced, repaired or refunded within 24 hours.

to 2 years CHF 41.90
to 3 years CHF 99.40 *
to 5 years CHF 128.– *

* incl. Extension of the warranty
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