I found that it was easy to setup initially, but when I wanted to set my own parameters it was exceedingly difficult. It’s not too light or heavy, has none of the sponginess and slow key return that plagues some hammer actions and it’s well suited to all types of playing, including Clav or organ styles. This is an excellent keyboard. I wanted sounds and integration. I wanted knobs sliders and buttons as well as light weight so I could mount it under my workstation on sliders. I bought this as a reason user and I’m very happy with it.

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Akai MPK88 Keyboard

A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great kpk88.

Right now it all has to be set up manually. The weight of the keys is satisfying, and the controls and build quality are what I’d expect mpk8 a piece of gear labelled pro.

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The hammer-action keyboard is fully weighted and features aftertouch for expressive melodic control. Connections include USB for powering the MPK from your computer, a wall wart power adaptor socket though it’s tight of Akai akwi to include one! Disappointing at this price point. Akai Professional MPK88 specs. Akai Electronic Keyboards with 25 Keys.


AKAI Professional – mpk88

I now use reason and record and have been taking piano lessons and this thing works perfectly for my setup. Akai Professional MPK88 reviews. The pads can access four banks of sounds, so you have 64 samples at your fingertips with the touch of a button. The MPK88 places dedicated transport controls within your reach for easy control of some of the most important tracking and editing controls.

Our Verdict A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great keybed.

The skai of Abelton Live Lite is a great addition. These are minor issues. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds.


You can control three different parameters per knob thanks to the knobs’ three-bank selection, totaling 24 parameters of instant, hands-on control. See details for delivery est. In fact, it’s one of the best we’ve played.

The knobs, faders and pads all work fine, but the keyboard has a faulty key right in the centre of it, making it impossible to use for live performances. I am using this with sonar x1 and tried everything I could that was an 88 key MIDI akwi and not a workstation.

Akai MPK88 review | MusicRadar

Ratings and Reviews Write a review. A quick scoot around the panel shows a large number of controls. 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 overview. However, the kaai feel a mpk8 flimsy with lots of sideward play and we’re not sure how well these would stand up, particularly on the road.


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.

Yamaha YPG Keyboard Be the first to review this item. They seem to work the same as keys and the sensitivity ajai hard to work with even after playing with the settings.

The controller can be powered via the USB bus. Show More Show Less. The rotary dials feel smooth and have little play in them and the buttons all have a reassuring click. No Longer Available Update Location close. This Akai is the first controller I’ve owned that I actually enjoy playing.

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.