On top of MPC technologies, the MPK88 has its own arpeggiator, which enables you to create quick, creative riffs in seconds. The controller has its own arpeggiator, perfect for quickly creating creative riffs. All in all, this is a well-built, user-friendly and pretty versatile controller board with a great keybed. I use it in the studio so the extreme weight doesn’t matter. Casio SA Keyboard All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more.

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AKAI Professional – mpk88

This item doesn’t belong on this page. Akai Professional MPK88 specs. It’s a good space saver in a way beyond the full sized keys.

In all, the Akai MPK88 delivers 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that amai an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel. Akai Electronic Keyboards with 25 Keys. The inclusion of Abelton Live Lite is a great addition.

I wanted knobs sliders and buttons as well as light weight so I could mount it under my workstation on sliders. However, the sliders feel a bit flimsy with lots of sideward play and we’re not sure how well these would stand up, particularly on the road.

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Akai MPK88 review | MusicRadar

So, if you want a controller that’s gonna do everything you can imagine and really enhance your workflow this is the one to get. Akai Electronic Keyboards with 61 Keys. In the middle of the board is a clear and informative blue backlit screen.

The fully-weighted keyboard is velocity and pressure sensitive, as are the drum pads.

Be the first to review this item. Whether you want to use it as a keyboard or drum machine this can do it all. It works beautifully in my studio. Right now it all has to be set up manually.


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. But why no preset mapping template for Logic Pro?

These note-modifying features can be heard in many of the most popular tracks over the last two decades. Akai MPK88 Keyboard 7 product ratings 4. The MPK88 is born for the stage and is equally at home in the studio.

This is an excellent keyboard.

Akai MPK88 Keyboard

On the whole, everything feels mok88 made, with the main case made of tough black plastic on a metal chassis. Below are the transport controls for your DAW’s sequencer.


Maybe I’ll find a use for them later. You may also like. All-access artist interviews, in-depth gear reviews, essential production tutorials and much more.

In fact, it’s one of the best we’ve played. Rated 5 out of 5 by Andreas S. I quit gigging years ago, but I wouldn’t traces with akkai, there plenty of high quality boards out there that are roadworthy. Akai Professional MPK88 accessories. We’ll be watching that website for updates.

Our Verdict A few issues here and there considering the price, but the MPK88 is a fine ‘board with a great keybed. The MPK88 gives you eight virtual knobs that are assignable to control nearly any software parameter.

Sixty-four pads are accessible in total via 4 pad-banks which feature the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters.