Make the creation process more exciting with the Akai MPK261 Performance MIDI keyboard controller. With 61 keys, the MPK261 gives you plenty of range for playing over several octaves, and support for both 5-pin MIDI and USB-MIDI outputs and inputs make it easy to connect to newer devices. Experiment with varying sounds using the eight assignable knobs, switches and faders. Try out a variety of drum and sustained notes using the 16 MPC-style pads, which provide color feedback. It's easy to switch between pad sounds and effects thanks to the four included banks.
With two assignable foot switch jacks and and expression jack, the Akai MPK261 is great for live performances. Plug-and-play connectivity makes for easy pairing with hardware and software, including professional-caliber software such as Ableton Live Lite, which comes included as a download. Other software downloads include SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and SONiVOX Eight-Eight Ensemble, giving you plenty of tools to make the most of keyboard. Get instant feedback with the integrated LCD screen, which is backlit to make it readable in the dark.