Akai MPK261

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Key specs

Aantal toetsen
61
Gewogen toetsen
Ja, semi-gewogen
Aanslaggevoeligheid
Yes
Pitch bend wiel
Yes
Number of drum pads
16

Pros and cons

According to our MIDI keyboard expert
  • Pros:
    The large, semi-weighted keys are nice to play on.
  • Pros:
    Features Akai MPC pads, faders, dials, and button.
  • Pros:
    Immediately get started with the downloadable software.
  • Con:
    The included Ableton is limited. See our bundles.
Product Expert MIDI keyboards

The Akai MPK261 is an advanced MIDI keyboard with 61 large, semi-weighted keys and arpeggiator and latch functions. This successor to the popular MPK61 also has many features of a MIDI controller. You have 16 illuminated drum pads with note-repeat and 8 assignable rotary knobs and faders at your disposal. In combination with the supplied software you can immediately start producing a new hit. Akai offers Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, Hybrid 3, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble for download.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Akai MPK261
  • USB cable
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Akai Pro MPC Essentials (download)
  • AIR Music Hybrid 3 (download)
  • SONiVOX Twist 2.0 (download)
  • SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble (download)

Recommended combinations

  • Akai MPK261 + USB cables

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Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
9
User friendliness
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Price-quality ratio
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Music options
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Design
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10
"Super portable, easy to use, excellent value for money."
Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

By Aleemul Haque on 4 November 2019

  • Pros:
    Portable: Drop Akai MPK Mini Play in a bag and take it anywhere.
  • Pros:
    Akai MPK Mini Play comes loaded with 128 sounds and a built in speaker which means it can be played as a standalone instrument.
  • Pros:
    Also Battery powered: Besides USB power Akai MPK Mini Play can be used with only three AA batteries.
  • Con:
    Keys are very small and could be not so comfortable to some people.for long time playing
  • Con:
    Built-in-speaker sounds not that great.
  • Con:
    Three AA batteries may not last longer.

Complete with a built-in speaker and headphone output, with built-in sound module, and with just three AA batteries, the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play is more like a tiny synth workstation, I can create melodies anywhere I like.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Im to Old to grow up, need more this Kind of tresures"
Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

By Mateusz Szuba on 17 September 2019

  • Pros:
    Functionable with Ableton Live
  • Pros:
    Have own software with amaizing plugins to play with
  • Pros:
    Pocket size and wight
  • Pros:
    Good option for begginers
  • Pros:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    There are no option to choose under plugins and lessons

After couple days of playing with and using it like a bedroom producer i cannt get enought. If i get chance to play for audience i would take it with me like one of most important intruments. Anyway i was so suprised after boxingoff, connect it with lap and See what kind of gifts ware waiting for me after all. Yeah, im kinda suprised.

Super portable, easy to use, excellent value for money.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6
  • Pros:
    Portable: Drop Akai MPK Mini Play in a bag and take it anywhere.
  • Pros:
    Akai MPK Mini Play comes loaded with 128 sounds and a built in speaker which means it can be played as a standalone instrument.
  • Pros:
    Also Battery powered: Besides USB power Akai MPK Mini Play can be used with only three AA batteries.
  • Con:
    Keys are very small and could be not so comfortable to some people.for long time playing
  • Con:
    Built-in-speaker sounds not that great.
  • Con:
    Three AA batteries may not last longer.

Complete with a built-in speaker and headphone output, with built-in sound module, and with just three AA batteries, the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play is more like a tiny synth workstation, I can create melodies anywhere I like.

Aleemul Haque | 4 November 2019 | Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

Im to Old to grow up, need more this Kind of tresures

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Functionable with Ableton Live
  • Pros:
    Have own software with amaizing plugins to play with
  • Pros:
    Pocket size and wight
  • Pros:
    Good option for begginers
  • Pros:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    There are no option to choose under plugins and lessons

After couple days of playing with and using it like a bedroom producer i cannt get enought. If i get chance to play for audience i would take it with me like one of most important intruments. Anyway i was so suprised after boxingoff, connect it with lap and See what kind of gifts ware waiting for me after all. Yeah, im kinda suprised.

Mateusz Szuba | 17 September 2019 | Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
9,6/10
"Super portable, easy to use, excellent value for money."
Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

By Aleemul Haque on 4 November 2019

  • Pros:
    Portable: Drop Akai MPK Mini Play in a bag and take it anywhere.
  • Pros:
    Akai MPK Mini Play comes loaded with 128 sounds and a built in speaker which means it can be played as a standalone instrument.
  • Pros:
    Also Battery powered: Besides USB power Akai MPK Mini Play can be used with only three AA batteries.
  • Con:
    Keys are very small and could be not so comfortable to some people.for long time playing
  • Con:
    Built-in-speaker sounds not that great.
  • Con:
    Three AA batteries may not last longer.

Complete with a built-in speaker and headphone output, with built-in sound module, and with just three AA batteries, the Akai Professional MPK Mini Play is more like a tiny synth workstation, I can create melodies anywhere I like.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Im to Old to grow up, need more this Kind of tresures"
Includes the following number of keys: 25 toetsen

By Mateusz Szuba on 17 September 2019

  • Pros:
    Functionable with Ableton Live
  • Pros:
    Have own software with amaizing plugins to play with
  • Pros:
    Pocket size and wight
  • Pros:
    Good option for begginers
  • Pros:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    Everything has to be activate with internet connection and iLock Manager
  • Con:
    There are no option to choose under plugins and lessons

After couple days of playing with and using it like a bedroom producer i cannt get enought. If i get chance to play for audience i would take it with me like one of most important intruments. Anyway i was so suprised after boxingoff, connect it with lap and See what kind of gifts ware waiting for me after all. Yeah, im kinda suprised.