First up there are the obligatory pitch wheels, backlit in yellow. Akai Professional MPK88 specs. Rated 5 out of 5 by Andreas S. These are minor issues. Very happy and would buy it again.

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Akai MPK88 Keyboard

About this product Product Identifiers Brand. MPC Swing is sometimes referred to as “the heart and soul of hip hop” because it turns perfectly aligned sequences into kaai feeling time alignments. I checked with a my repair guy and he said I shouldn’t have trouble with this model.

But why no preset mapping template for Logic Pro? There are plenty of reviews and notes about people who want to customize is to reduce some of the minor vibration noises from buttons and the keys.

Akai Professional MPK88 – USB/MIDI Performance Keyboard MPK88

Rated 5 out of 5 by Andreas Aoai. Just pick a note or chord and a rhythm pattern in the arpeggiator’s library and the MPK will play your notes in the rhythm and sequence you choose. Also, since this is powered through the USB cable, you may find that it stays powered on even when the computer is powered down. These are the negative points, but if they don’t affect your mode of working, the MKP88 comes highly recommended.

The MPK88 has more than enough pads, knobs, and sliders which can be set to perform just about any function you want. Akai Professional MPK88 accessories.


I quit gigging years ago, but I wouldn’t traces with it, there plenty of high quality boards out there that are roadworthy. On the whole, everything feels well made, with the main case made of tough black plastic on a metal chassis. I now use reason and record and have been taking piano lessons and this thing works aaki for my setup. Only two keyboard zones. Right now it all has to be set up manually.

The only con is that the MPK88 is very large and heavy, so it’s not very mlk88 Date published: Our Verdict A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great keybed. 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.

First up there are the obligatory pitch wheels, backlit in yellow. I use it in the studio so the extreme weight doesn’t matter. The fully-weighted keyboard is velocity and pressure sensitive, as are the drum pads.

This first-of-its-kind keyboard is ideal for performance, starting with a premium, fully weighted, hammer-action keyboard, adding MPC pads, Q-Link controls, and a selection of MPC technologies. This thing is really heavy. The action is a little noisy, but if you’re not recording yourself singing while playing it doesn’t matter. This is an excellent keyboard. This one popped up at bucks and low cost shipping, so I snagged mpm88, and am glad I did. In all, the Akai MPK88 delivers 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an mp8k8 pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.


In fact, we spent a skai while head scratching, trying to map and sync the transport controls to Logic’s though mapping the rotaries was easier. Rated 4 out of 5 by guywhoknowsstuff from the only real choice for 88 keys This has everything you need as the previous review mentioned.


That’s a quote not only from me but my keyboard tech. 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.

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In the middle of the board is a clear and informative blue backlit screen. Akai Professional MPK88 specs. I wanted sounds and integration.