I found that it was easy to setup initially, but when I wanted to set my own parameters it was exceedingly difficult. I’m guessing because of the hammer action keys that I like alot. Rated 5 out of 5 by Andreas S. This Akai is the first controller I’ve owned that I actually enjoy playing. People who bought this also bought. I was hoping for possibly bigger pads more similar to the full sized MPD’s, but it’s cool. About this product Product Identifiers Brand.

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To the right are controls for splitting the keyboard and for selecting the 16×4 MPC pad banks. That’s a quote not only from me but my keyboard tech.

I was looking for an 88 weighted controller that was reasonably priced. Very happy and would buy it again. Akai Professional MPK88 reviews. First up there are the obligatory pitch wheels, backlit in yellow. In fact, we spent a good while head scratching, trying to map mok88 sync the transport controls to Logic’s though mapping the rotaries was easier.

This aaki is really heavy. This Akai is the first controller I’ve owned that I actually enjoy playing. It’s not too light or heavy, has none of the sponginess and slow key return that plagues some hammer actions and it’s well suited to all types of playing, including Clav or organ styles.


Akai Professional MPK88 – USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard MPK88

The controller can be powered via the USB bus. I wanted knobs sliders and buttons as well as light weight so I could mount it aiai my workstation on sliders. The rotary dials feel smooth and have little play in them and the buttons all have a reassuring click.

I guess if you wanted to use this product in a studio environment, for recording purposes only, then it would probably be quite well suited.

This is the keyboard I’ve been waiting for. In fact, it’s one of the best we’ve played. The only con is that the MPK88 is very large and heavy, so it’s not very portable Date published: You may also like.

These are minor issues. Akai MPK88 Keyboard 7 product ratings 4. Easy to use, on the whole. Below are controls for switching the MIDI-syncable arpeggiator on and off, a latch switch and the Note Repeat function that’s lifted from the MPC range for playing rolls and inputting notes you hold the Note Repeat button and hold mpl88 pad and hey presto instant 16ths or 8ths etc.


MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as “the heart and soul of hip hop” because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into human feeling time alignments. The pads feel OK, but they could definitely be a little thicker like those on the MPC as they do bottom out quite easily.

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Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Below are the transport controls for your DAW’s sequencer. Fully weighted hammer action Aftertouch Channel Computer Interface: Best Selling in Synthesizers See all. We’ll be watching that website for updates.


It weighs in at a pretty weighty 67lbs 30kg so make sure there are two of you around to unbox it and set it up. Well couldn’t get all that I wanted. Akai Professional MPK88 overview. I didn’t just want sounds coming from my keyboard. On top of MPC technologies, the MPK88 has its own arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in mpk888.