Akai Professional MPC Key 37 Standalone Production Keyboard

Introducing the MPC Key 37, the dynamic standalone music production keyboard perfect for any creative studio workspace featuring 37 full-size synth-action keys, 16 RGB MPC pads, 32GB of internal storage, support for the upcoming MPC Stems, and much more.

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Akai Professional MPC Key 37 Standalone Production Keyboard

Introducing the Akai Professional MPC Key 37. It’s a standalone keyboard workstation that has everything you need to produce music out of the box. The iconic MPC range has been the centerpiece of beatmaker and producer studios for over three decades. Now, MPC Key 37 delivers an advanced production platform that combines sampling, sequencing, and synthesis into a lightning-fast workflow.

Additionally, the MPC Key 37 combines the familiar 16-pad grid layout with a synth-action 37 note keybed. It’s fueled by legendary MPC sounds and instruments along with all the connectivity you need.


MPC Key 37 ships with a core collection of sounds and samples from Akai MPC’s industry-standard plugins. Enjoy 8 plug-in instruments out of the box including Hype, Odyssey, Mellotron and more. Also, there are over 8GB of production-ready samples and drum kits, offering over 1000 production-ready presets.

Each plugin instrument features advanced synthesis, deep parameter editing, and effects for programming the exact sounds your productions need. With 32GB of internal storage, there is enough space to expand your sample and instrument library. Furthermore, add removable media via SD Card and USB.


MPC Key 37 includes over 100 powerful studio-quality effects for creative production and mixing. Insert lush Reverb & Delay effects into your tracks. Furthermore, add bounce and punch to your drums and mix using modern or vintage-style compressors and limiters. MPC Key 37 also ships with cutting-edge vocal FX plugins. Specifically, they’re great for straight vocals or creative sound design.

MPC Key 37 Control Surface

The MPC Key 37 features a synth action key-bed with aftertouch, alongside dedicated pitch and modulation wheels. In fact, the synth-style keyboard action has been designed with players and producers in mind with responsive feel for tracking basslines, rocking out synth leads, and more.

The 16 velocity sensitive RGB pads are the same as on the award-winning MPC One+ with access to the renowned MPC Time Correct, Swing, and Quantize features that continue to inspire producers at the top of the industry. Tweaking and editing take place on the 7” multi-touch display and 4 Q Link knobs, giving you fine control as well as quick access to the parameters you need at your fingertips.


MPC Key 37 is a powerful hub for your outboard gear. Connect MIDI devices via USB or using the MIDI DIN In/Out ports seamlessly. Integrate modular rigs into your MPC workflow via the 4 TRS CV/Gate outputs. Onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth allows for wireless synchronization with Ableton Link, wireless MIDI on supported iOS devices, and MPC OS Updates.

Also, expand your storage capacity with the SD Card Reader for convenient access to your growing library of sounds and tracks.


DAW Integration

MPC Key 37 features a built in 2 In, 2 Out USB audio/MIDI interface, so you can record audio and MIDI directly in and out of your computer. The included MPC2 software is a standalone DAW for your Mac or PC, providing all the tactility and control of the hardware, but with as many tracks as your computer can handle.

MPC2 software also comes as a VST/AU plug-in for major DAWs such as FL Studio, Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Studio One and more.

MPC Key 37 Highlights:

  • Includes over 8GB of sounds and instruments from Akai’s worldclass MPC plug-ins and expansion library
  • 37 note synth-action keybed with aftertouch, and separate pitch and modulation wheels
  • 16 RGB Velocity/Pressure Sensitive MPC Drum Pads with poly aftertouch and 16 Levels
  • Iconic MPC standalone production center in a new 37-note keyboard form.
  • Beat making workflow, sampling engine, sequencer, plug-in synths, and onboard plug-in effects.
  • Includes over 8GB of sounds and instruments from Akai’s world-class MPC plug-ins and expansion library.
  • Over 100 onboard high-quality studio-quality effects and processors for creative production and mixing.
  • 37-note synth-action keybed with aftertouch, and separate pitch and modulation wheels.
  • 16 RGB Velocity/Pressure Sensitive MPC Drum Pads with poly aftertouch and 16 Levels.
  • 7” Color touch screen with multi-touch & gestures plus 4 assignable Q Link knobs for Real-Time editing and performance.
  • Control your studio outboard with 2 x MIDI I/O and 8x CV/Gate outputs (via 4 TRS jacks).
  • Sample and capture audio using the onboard line-level Inputs.
  • Download, plug-in, and connect directly to Splice using the onboard Wi-Fi for wireless data transfer and updates.
  • Import large files and expand your disk space with the SD Card Reader.
  • Expand MPC KEY 37 with the Desktop MPC software, or use as a plug-in within your existing DAW.
  • MPC KEY 37 can be connected to your studio computer as a 2 In 2 Out USB audio interface with MIDI I/O

(37) Synth-action keybed w/ Aftertouch / Pitchbend and Modulation Wheel

(16) Velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
(8) Banks accessible via 4 Pad Bank buttons

(4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
(1) data encoder for value adjustment and selection via push buttons
(38) dedicated-function buttons

7.0” / 177 mm (diagonal)
5.9” x 3.7” / 151 x 94 mm (width x height)
Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

Processor Quad-Core ARM® processor
Storage: 32 GB (over 22 GB available for user storage)

Power: via power adapter (12 V, 3.0 A, center-positive, included)

(2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS Inputs (1 stereo pair)
(2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS Outputs (1 stereo pair)
(1) 1/4” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone Output
(1) 1/4” Sustain Input
(1) 1/4” Expression Input
(1) 1/4” FS2 Input
(1) 5-pin MIDI Input
(1) 5-pin MIDI Output
(4) 4 TRS CV/Gate Jacks, 8 Outputs Total
(1) USB Type-A port
(1) USB Type-B port
(1) SD Card slot
(1) Power Adapter Input

Product Dimensions:
22.92” x 12.36” x 4.08”
58.22cm x 31.39cm x 10.36cm

Product weight:
4kg / 8.82lbs

Giftbox Dimensions: (width x depth x height)
29.52” x 17.28” x 6.84”
74.98cm x 43.89cm x 17.37

Giftbox weight:
5.9kg / 13lbs

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