Akai MPK261 MIDI Keyboard 61 Key with MPC Pads

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The MPK261 from world renown brand Akai is designed as the complete studio and production controller with 61 velocity sensitive keys, 16 backlit MPC pads , and 3 banks of knobs, faders, and switches with 8 of each per bank.

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Akai MPK261 MIDI Keyboard 61 Key with MPC Pads

The Akai MPK261 is a 61 Key MIDI Keyboard with the familiar pads of the MPC. Offering an all-in-one comprehensive production studio without the need for unnecessary amounts of gear. As a result, the MPK261 is a complete success; featuring onboard performance pads, and 61 keys that are both dynamic and playable. While the combination of the MPK261 with your favourite DAW gives you enhanced workflow. So you can tap into your flow state easily. While the added core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations bring MPC sampling to your MPK261. Therefore, enabling you to benefit from the sampling workflow that forever revolutionized the approach of modern music.

Additionally, your MPK261 comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating Virtual Instruments, Plug-ins, DAWs, and more. Featuring 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-Style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. While three usable banks give you the ability to expand the number of controls you have in front of you. So you’ll never have to reach for another controller again.

Finally, the Akai MPK261 interfaces directly with your MAC or PC. So you can enjoy USB power and plug-and-play connectivity. Giving you a truly portable, yet fully functional controller!




  • 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
  • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls with split mode for expressive performances
  • 2 assignable footswitch jacks and 1 expression jack
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
  • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)


Type: Keyboard Controller
Number of Keys: 61
Type of Keys: Semi-weighted
Velocity Sensitive: Pressure and Velocity-sensitive pads
Aftertouch: Yes
Pads: 16
Other Controllers: 8 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch Wheels
Encoders/Pots: 8
Faders: 8
Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
Pedal Inputs: 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression
USB: 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity: USB
Software: VIP3.0 (free download)
Hardware Requirements – Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or Faster (Intel Recommended), 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements – PC: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron CPU, 2GB RAM, Windows-compatible Sound Card
OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.7 or Later
OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later
Power Supply: Bus Powered
Height: 3.38″
Width: 35.63″
Depth: 12.25″
Weight: 15.1 lbs.

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.