Akai Pro Introduced MPK Mini Play MIDI Controller With Built-in Sounds!

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MPK Mini Play is not just another 25 keys battery powered MIDI controller but also a sound module with over 128 ready-to-use sounds!

The Akai Pro MPK mini has long been one of the most popular portable MIDI controllers on the market. So it’s not wonder that this controller continues to be sold and developed further in 2018. With the MPK Mini Play, Akai Pro introduced their best-known keyboard controller with expanded functionalities.

The new version is no longer a simple MIDI controller but also a hardware “rompler” with over 128 onboard sounds and built-in speakers. Same as with their LPK series, Akai Pro also continues here with its wireless updates and makes this controller now useable with batteries. In my opinion, an interesting further developer of this well-known MIDI controller.


The ultra-portable MPK Mini Play is based on the world’s most popular midi controller—Akai Professional’s MPK Mini—but now it comes packed with 128 sounds and its own built-in speaker. With 8 backlit MPC drum pads and a 4-way joystick for simple control, players have all they need to play their music anytime, anywhere. Four knobs (two banks capable of controlling eight different parameters) can be used to tweak sounds and edit multiple parameters in real-time, giving musicians even more performance possibilities. Powered by 3 “AA” batteries, the MPK Mini Play is built for hours of wireless fun.

Amazing Connections

Not just a mini keyboard, the MPK Mini Play can also connect to a computer via USB port for the same plug-and-play MIDI functionality as the classic MPK Mini controllers. If not disturbing others is a priority, players can use the mini-audio output jack to connect headphones to the MPK Mini Play. When you want a bigger sound, simply connect to external speakers using the same output jack. All-in-one, easy-to-use fun with “pro” features—that’s the MPK Mini Play!


  • Built-in sound module with over 128 different sounds.
  • 25 mini keys with arpeggiator.
  • 4-way joystick.
  • 8 red backlit drum pads (2 banks, 16 total).
  • 4 knobs edit sounds or send midi (2 banks, 8 total).
  • Battery powered using (3) AA batteries.

Akai Professional MPK Mini Play is available now for $129 USD.

More information here: Akai 

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