For more information regarding common issues with this device check out Akai MPK25.
Identification and Background ¶
The Akai MPK25 was produced in 2009 as a small, portable MIDI keyboard. For more information on what a MIDI keyboard is you can refer to the Music Tools website. The MPK25 was produced for the musician / recording artist who is always on the go. It is fully equipped for music production, yet retains portability.
The Akai MPK25 is a smaller version of the Akai MPK49. The main difference between the two is that the MPK25 has fewer keys than the MPK49. There are multiple Akai keyboards which all have similar features. In order to tell them apart look at the last two numbers in the model name (MPK_ _). Those directly relate to how many keys are on the keyboard.
If you look at the top or rear panel of the keyboard there should be a label identifying which model you have. If those identifiers can't be found then you can refer to Akaipro.com which gives product specifications for each Akai keyboard.
Key Features ¶
- 25-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for expressive melodic creativity
- MPC pad section of 12 genuine MPC pads with pressure and velocity sensitivity
- MPC pads access four banks each for instant access to 48 samples
- Assignable Q-Link controller section for flexible control of most software parameters
- Two banks of 12 Q-Link knobs and four buttons, two banks each
- Dedicated transport controls for tracking and editing
- MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator aid in creative process
- MPC Full Level, MPC 12-Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with tempo and dynamics
- MIDI output over USB, bus powered, class compliant: plug and play with one USB cable
- Comes with Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition software
- Works with most MIDI recording, sequencing, and performance software
Additional Information ¶
Replacing Akai MPK 25 (and probably other models) keypad circuit board to fix dead keys using identical circuit board from Ta Horng keyboard-based products marketed under the 'midiplus' brand that have the same keyboard electronics: