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Introducing the ultra-portable, go-anywhere Akai MPK Mini Play.  A natural evolution from the world's most popular mobile MIDI controller - Akai Professional's MPK Mini.

All you need to take your music on-the-go!

MPK Mini Play serves as a standalone mini synth, as well as a portable USB MIDI Keyboard. Packed with 128 sounds, its own built-in speaker, 8 backlit MPC drum pads & ergonomic MIDI rotary controls for easy sound tweaking. MPK Mini Play also features a 4-way joystick for simple, tactile MIDI control over effects, VST or DAW software parameters.

Akai MPK Mini Play Key Features:

  • Ultra-portable Mini-Synth Keyboard, Drum Machine and USB MIDI Controller
  • 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys
  • OLED display, sustain pedal input and pitch/mod joystick control
  • 128 Built-In instrument sounds and 10 drum kits
  • Built in speaker, 1/8-inch headphone output
  • Battery powered or USB operation (3 x AA batteries – not included)
  • Two banks of eight backlit MPC-style pads (16 total) with Note Repeat and Full Level functions
  • Two banks of four knobs (eight total) to tweak internal sounds or software parameters; in standalone mode control chorus, reverb, filter, EQ and envelope controls
  • Includes ProTools First, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 and SONiVOX Wobble (Software downloads)

Portable Performance

Akai MPK Mini Play has been specifically designed for portable beatmaking or when studio space is limited. Thanks to a super-compact form factor, you can slip it inside a laptop sleeve or rucksack and take it anywhere. With optional 3 x AA battery power or USB Bus Power, you've got hours of wireless fun on the go.

MPK Mini Play also features a mini-jack audio output so you can hook up your headphones, earbuds or a monitor speaker. Or why not route it into a mixing desk for direct-to-DAW recording?

Responsive Mini Keybed

Unlike other portable MIDI Keyboards, Akai MPK Mini Play features a synth-like action across 25 mini keys that mimick larger MIDI keyboards in the Akai MPK family. For knocking out ideas and grooves on the move, it's absolutely perfect. Octave UP / Down buttons give you access to the full melodic range.

Packed with MIDI Controls

With 8 MPC-style drum pads that feature Full Level and Note Repeat functions (just like an MPC Live or MPC X!), its a particularly valuable tool when programming MIDI drums or loops. 6 of the upper-range keys also feature Swing Presets (50-64%), similar to the flagship MPC Drum machines.

You've also got added performance options with a built-in MIDI Arpeggiator, featuring Tap Tempo, and Octave switches, as well as performance controls on the 'Shift' keybed functionality.

OLED Display

Unlike previous editions of the Akai MPK Mini, Play features a built-in OLED Display that makes patch browsing for the built-in sounds super easy.

Premium Software Suite Included

Akai MPK Mini Play includes a generous software package to get you started, straight out the box. Or even if you want to try something new, it includes ProTools First, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 and SONiVOX Wobble virtual instruments.


  • Power Via USB or 3 AA alkaline batteries
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):  12.29” x 6.80” x 1.83” / 31.2 x 17.2 x 4.6cm
  • Weight 0.45 kg


Power Supplyusb bus power or 3 x aa battery power (optional)
USB ConnectionYes
Number of Keys25 keys
Speakersbuilt-in speaker

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