AKAI Professional MPK261 – 61-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller


Brand AKAI Professional
Number of keys 61
Connectivity technology USB
Special feature Keyboard Controller
Item dimensions L x W x H 31.2 x 93.1 x 8.6 centimetres
About this item
Pro keyboard performance – 61 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel
Beat making essentials – 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with four banks for 64 pads; the perfect solution for triggering samples, loops, one-shots, melodics and more
Assignable control – 24 assignable Q-Link controllers comprising eight control knobs, faders and switches engineered for hassle-free DAW/virtual instrument mapping
Your studio centrepiece – Take command of your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of an onboard USB-MIDI interface with five-pin MIDI input and output
Core MPC tools – MPC mainstay controls included – MPC Note Repeat, arpeggiator, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo and Time Division
Comprehensive Production Software Package for Mac and PC included – Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech & Xpand!2
The MPC production experience – Includes MPC Beats software complete with the finest features and essential production tools from the AKAI Professional MPC series



Premium Response
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 assured 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, chords, solo leads and much more.


Premium Response

Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, 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 and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.

Hybrid 3 and Xpand!2

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesiser combines the coveted warmth of analogue synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings – an excellent method for creating individual parts.

Welcome to The World of VIP Music Software

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.


6-month Subscription to Reason+ Included!

Registered customers now get a 6-month subscription to Reason+ included.

Reason+ is a creative bundle for music making that includes the Reason DAW and Reason Rack Plugin which can be used in any DAW (VST3/AU/AAX). With over 80 devices covering everything from creative synths, samplers, drum machines and audio effects, this subscription comes with 39,000 presets, 24gb of samples and new content (plugins and sounds) is added consistently.

Register your product upon purchase to redeem this offer.


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