Akai Professional has announced the immediate availability of its all-new MPK Mini Play portable MIDI controller.

Based on the popular MPK Mini MIDI controller, the new MPK Mini Play comes packed with 128 sounds and its own built-in speaker.

With 8 backlit MPC drum pads and a 4-way joystick for simple control, players have all they need to play their music anytime, anywhere. Four knobs (two banks capable of controlling eight different parameters) can be used to tweak sounds and edit multiple parameters in real-time, giving musicians even more performance possibilities. Powered by 3 “AA” batteries, the MPK Mini Play is built for hours of wireless fun.

Not just a mini keyboard, the MPK Mini Play can also connect to a computer via USB port for the same plug-and-play MIDI functionality as the classic MPK Mini controllers. If not disturbing others is a priority, players can use the mini-audio output jack to connect headphones to the MPK Mini Play. When you want a bigger sound, simply connect to external speakers using the same output jack. All-in-one, easy-to-use fun with “pro” features—that’s the MPK Mini Play!

Akai Pro MPK Mini Play (top view)

MPK Mini Play features

  • Built-in sound module with over 128 different sounds.
  • 25 mini keys with arpeggiator.
  • 4-way joystick.
  • 8 red backlit drum pads (2 banks, 16 total).
  • 4 knobs edit sounds or send midi (2 banks, 8 total).
  • Battery powered using (3) AA batteries.

The MPK Mini Play is available for $129 USD.

More information: Akai Professional