Akai MPC Key 61 Standalone Music Production Synthesizer


Akai MPC Key 61 is a Standalone MPC Synthesizer Keyboard. Meet a revolutionary new keyboard built on the history of powerful sequencing and revolutionary sampling.

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Akai MPC Key 61 Standalone Music Production Synthesizer

Akai MPC Key 61 is a Standalone MPC Synthesizer Keyboard.

The Power of Sound

Introducing the Akai Professional MPC Key 61, a revolutionary new keyboard powering the next chapter of the MPC legacy. Building on the history of powerful sequencing and revolutionary sampling, MPC Key 61 adds the most advanced next-generation virtual instruments and effects to MPC, adding to its arsenal of industry-leading music production tools.

What’s more, now with the addition of a 61-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, the MPC experience ascends to an unprecedented level of creative interaction and expression, delivering the world’s most powerful and complete standalone workflow.

MPC Key 61: Breaking Sound Barriers

What’s more, inside MPC Key 61, experience a new dimension of sound like never before. Powered by 25 plugin instrument engines at your fingertips, and with over 6000 cutting-edge presets, MPC Key 61 delivers the most modern-day sound pallet ever programmed in a production synthesizer.

Each plugin instrument features advanced synthesis, deep parameter editing, and modern effects developed for a truly inspiring musical experience—all designed with a fast and vibrant touch interface for an intuitive and compelling workflow. Immerse yourself in a world of sound.

Keys to Expression

Furthermore, MPC Key 61 features an incredibly expressive and playable semi-weighted keybed. It also features aftertouch to drive its world-class sounds with dynamic responsive control. What’s more, with players and producers in mind, technology and artisanship were combined to breathe inspiration into every performance.

The MPC Key 61’s keybed is designed to deliver the highest performance experience possible. The 16-velocity sensitive RGB pads on MPC Key 61 are the same award-winning pads as the MPC One. In addition to the iconic MPC pads are the renowned Time Correct, Swing, and Quantize features of MPC that continue to endure as mainstays of modern music production.

MPC Key 61 Also Features

  • Over 100 state-of-the-art effects ready to load across your music productions for mixing and
  • Onboard assignable Touch Strip Controller
  • Ability to connect up-to 32 MIDI devices via USB with MIDI Multi
  • Ability to expand your Audio I/O to 32 inputs and outputs using Class Compliant audio interfaces
  • Ability to connect your vintage synths using MIDI In/Out/Thru


But That’s Not All!

The MPC Key 61 also has an onboard 24-bit Audio Interface with high-end preamps and AD/DA converters. Individual gain knobs control the input of the combo XLR/TRS ¼” inputs with phantom power for driving condenser microphones. 2 main outputs, 2 sub outputs and an additional headphone output further allow for expansive connections.

Furthermore, capture pristine vocal tracks and process them with the onboard AIR Vocal Suite. Or, record guitars, bass, or any instrument for the ultimate in recording and sampling capabilities.

DAW Integration with MPC2 Software

What’s more, MPC Key 61 comes with a bundled MPC2 Desktop DAW for Mac and PC. This  supercharges the MPC experience with expanded track counts and support for 3rd party AU/VST plugins. MPC2 is the optimum platform for unrestricted creative versatility, delivering unprecedented surgical control and integration with the MPC Key 61 system.

Run it as a DAW or as a VST/AU plugin in 3rd party DAWs like FL Studio, Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools, Studio One and more.

Standalone Power at your Fingertips with MPC Key 61

Finally, the powerful features integrated inside MPC Key 61 were engineered for a seamless standalone creative workflow. Powered by 4GB of Ram, MPC 2.11 Operating System, 32 GB Internal SD, a world-class 16GB onboard Factory Library, comprehensive I/O Connectivity, and a dedicated SATA bay for SSD Expansion, the MPC Key 61 comes packed with everything needed for modern music production

  • Expressive semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch designed with producers and players in mind
  • Industry leading sound pallet and library featuring 25 plugin instruments and over 100 state-of-the-art FX
  • Incredibly vibrant 7” Colour Touch Screen with Multi Touch & Gestures for clear navigation
  • The iconic 16 RGB Velocity-Sensitive MPC Drum Pads with Note Repeat
  • Audio Interface with 2 Mic/Line Inputs and high-end preamps including phantom power, bringing sampling to another level of creativity (Also accepts Class Compliant audio and midi interfaces)
  • Assignable Touch Strip Controller and 4 assignable Q Link knobs for creating and performing signature sounds
  • Powerful 128 Track Midi Sequencer and 8 audio tracks with a Transport section
  • 8 CV/Gate Output Jacks for expansive modular integration
  • Standalone production hub with 4GB Ram, Quad Core Arm processor, 8 CV/Gate Output Jacks for modular integration, onboard Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and SATA bay for expansion
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels add depth and dimension to keyboard parts

Keys: 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch

Pads: (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
(8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

Knobs + Performance Controls:
(4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
(1) Touch Strip multi-function 5.5” (140 mm) touch-capacitive controller with LED indicators
360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
(2) Pitch Bend and Mod Wheel
(3) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment

Buttons: (44) dedicated-function buttons

Display: 6.9” / 176 mm (diagonal)
5.9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
Full-color LED-backlit display with touch interface

Memory: RAM 4 GB
Storage 32 GB (user storage, 13 GB pre-installed content),
4 GB (MPC operating system), 15+ GB free-space for user storage
expandable via SATA connections

Power: Via IEC (Included)
Auto Switching Internal Power Supply (100-240v)

Connections: (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2) (w/ XLR Mic Preamps)
(4) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
(1) 5-pin MIDI input
(1) 5-pin MIDI output
(1) 5-pin MIDI thru
(8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
Ethernet Network port
USB Type-A ports
(1) USB Type-B port

Other Controls: (2) Line | Instrument switches
+48v Phantom Power switch
1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS Footswitch jacks (Sustain + FS2) (Variable and switch compatible)
1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS Expression Pedal input
Specifications are subject to change without notic

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