MPK Mini Plus is AKAI’s new portable MIDI Controller with a few interesting quirks. Unlike the MPK Mini MK3 or Play. It has 37 keys, pitch & mod wheel, CV/gate, full sized 5 pin MIDI DIN in & out, transport buttons, built-in scale/chords, thicker MPC pads, and a built-in sequencer (with step editing and live recording too)! Between all three, you can see there’s more connectivity on the MPK Mini Plus!
The expanded workflow is is more than welcomed. Especially working with modular and hardware gear (though, I notice having it plugged up via USB to the computer disables it. Which might be solved on a the official release date!). My only other complaint is minor. It would of been nice to see the new MPC chord progressions natively installed but hopefully AKAI will take that criticism with a grain of salt. Overall, in comparison to other portable MIDI controller. This baby is on top of the world! Not to mention, it gives a lot of bigger MIDI controllers a run for their money too.
get it here: https://www.akaipro.com/mpk-mini-plus
MPC live 2 master class: https://6teenlevels.com/products/akai-mpc-live-2-masterclass
Overview from AKAI: https://youtu.be/Ak8uWjCynbM
0:00 highlighted features
0:26 MPK MINI Plus vs MPK Mini MK3
1:02 MPK Mini Plus vs MPK Mini Play
1:18 connectivity comparison
2:20 using the MPK Mini Plus with hardware
3:10 using the new scale & chord modes
4:40 pitch & mod functions
5:07 step sequencer in action!
6:12 size comparison vs MPC Live 2
6:38 using with the MPC Live 2
8:22 my opinions
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