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AKAI Professional MPK Mini Plus - 37 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 MPC Pads, Sequencer, MIDI/CV/Gate I/O, and Music Production Software

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Transport Controls help you stay engaged in the creative workflow with dedicated Play, Stop, Record, Loop, and Locator buttons. By default, the MPK Mini Play editor will send and retrieve presets from the MPK Mini Play controller when it is connected to your computer. This comes with an extended three-octave keyboard, a built-in sequencer, MIDI and CV/Gate connectivity, proper pitch and mod wheels, MPC pads, knobs, transport controls and more.

One thing that frustrated me for a few minutes: if you use a laptop as power source, all midi gets routed through the usb when the laptop is on.Once the installation is complete, exit the setup wizard and launch the MPK Mini Play Editor from your Apps section on Windows 10 or your Applications folder on your MAC finder.

For those creative moments or DAW-less jams sessions, the onboard polyphonic 2-track step/live Sequencer captures new melodic and drum patterns on the fly.With more keys on the 37-note Gen 2 Keybed, MPC plugin instruments like Electric and Tubesynth will come alive with extended sonic range. The inMusic Software Managerwill be saved as an application in your computer's Application or Programs folder. Above the black and white keys lies an improved MIDI command center featuring eight drum pads, a transport control, pitch and mod wheels, eight rotating parameter knobs, and of course, the iconic 4-way joystick control for interesting effects experimentation. That’s a pretty comprehensive spec list, and one that would seem to put the MPK Mini Plus in direct competition with Arturia’s popular KeyStep 37 controller.

Simply assign any of the encoders to a parameter within your music software and dial in your settings without boundaries. We recommend connecting the USB cable to your computer first, and then connecting the other end to your MPK mini Plus while holding the SHIFT and PROG SELECT buttons.Mostly used for encoders like the ones on the MPK mini mkII, this can be used to decide how much of a parameter is changed during the course of the knob's movement. Chords Mode plays multiple notes and inversions with a single key, and Scales Mode enables the keybed to play notes only in the selected scale.

The MIDI clock can be assigned as Internal or External: Internal meaning that the keyboard generates it's own MIDI clock and will follow itself (used when sync with another device is not necessary), and External, used when the keyboard will be receiving clock from an external source. There’s something freeing about programming this way, like people did before everything was done in software. Signing in is not always necessary to utilize an iLok license, but having and using an account to keep track of your licenses is free and provides additional features and options for managing and moving your licenses when necessary. You have the option of receiving a full refund / exchange within 14 days, or, exchange / credit only within 30 days.Clock or MIDI Clock - MIDI Clock is a specific message used to keep two devices in sync with each other, like a metronome. This means that instead of creating sound on its own, it will send MIDI messages to the software on your computer to generate sound and control your music production software.

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