You are here

Akai release MPK Mini Play MkIII controller

Mobile music station gets major overhaul

Akai MPK Mini Play MkIII

Akai's original MPK Mini Play combined the company's popular compact MIDI controllers with an onboard sound engine and built-in speaker, for truly mobile music making. Now, they've refined the design, with improved battery life, a louder speaker, and an enhanced keybed.

The new MPK Mini Play MkIII will apparently run for over 14 hours on battery power alone, while the speaker, as well as being louder than that of the original, also has an extended bass response. The 25-note keybed, meanwhile, is said to be more playable and comfortable than before, while the eight integrated drum pads are now fully velocity sensitive, allowing you to get the most out of the internal sound module's 128 sounds and drum kits. Completing the performance control line-up are four assignable rotary encoders, a joystick, a built-in arpeggiator, and the Note Repeat feature from Akai's classic MPCs.

In terms of connectivity, the MPK Mini Play MkIII's back panel sports a USB Type B port for use with DAWs, a headphone output jack for use with the internal sound engine, and a quarter-inch jack for a sustain pedal.

The MPK Mini Play MkIII is due to go on sale imminently, and is priced at just £109.99.

Also in the news