Akai MPK Mini Play Mk3 Keyboard MIDI USB Controller with built-in sound engine


New edition for 2022

With larger improved speaker

  • Battery or USB Power
  • Over 100 Internal sounds
  • 25 key Gen 2 Keybed
  • Real MPC Pads
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Play Music Anywhere

Musical inspiration can happen anywhere and MPK mini Play mk3 is the perfect portable companion to capture those melodies and harmonies, anytime and anywhere. With battery-operated performance at 14+ hours, MPK mini Play mk3 users don’t have to worry about power adapters, chargers, or cables when it’s time to play music. The upgraded built-in speaker delivers increased output and added low-end response, making for more enjoyable playing and jamming. With an improved listening experience, users can dive into the 128+ onboard instruments and drum kits including acoustic and electric pianos, synth leads and pads, and more. MPK mini Play mk3 also houses a 1/8-inch headphone output jack for quiet practicing or songwriting without disturbing others.

Professional Performance

At the heart of the MPK mini Play mk3 is the new Gen 2 keybed. This new keybed delivers dynamic performances and accurate  velocity  response  with  a  feel  that  players  will  certainly  appreciate.  While  it  maintains  its  sleek,  compact footprint, MPK mini Play mk3 is more playable and comfortable than ever and ready for hours of playing. The 8 pads have been upgraded to real, velocity-sensitive MPC drum pads, offering optimal feel and response for even the most percussive drum parts. With Class Compliant, plug-and-play capability, MPK mini Play mk3 doubles as a powerful MIDI controller  and  instantly  connects  to  your  favourite  DAW  for  immediate  music  production  duties.  4  assignable  rotary encoder knobs offer versatile control of MIDI parameters like pan or automation for super-precise editing. With its sturdyconstruction and build, MPK mini Play mk3 is ready to travel securely alongside any favourite music production items in backpacks or bags.

Limitless Creativity with MPC Beats Software DAW – Effects and Instruments Included

The MPK mini Play mk3 comes bundled with MPC Beats, the powerful music-making and recording desktop software

DAW for Mac and PC, based on the iconic MPC hardware. This DAW features a full array of musical instrument plugins,

effect plugins, and audio and drum samples ready for your next hit production. In addition to MPC Beats, MPK mini

Play mk3 also includes multiple world-class plugin instruments from award-winning sound design company AIR Music

Technology. Available in both AU and VST are Hybrid 3 — a powerful polyphonic analogue synth, Mini Grand — an acoustic piano instrument, and Velvet — a vintage electric piano instrument.

Educational Software Included

MPK mini Play mk3 comes with a Melodics educational package. Available as both a desktop and iPad app, Melodics

features instruction for MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and e-drums, offering tailored cross-genre lessons and real-

time feedback designed to help refine necessary music creation skills. The free Melodics download includes 60 lessons

to get started and with plug and play support, no extensive set-up is required. Sign-up for Melodics with your new MPK

mini Play mk3 and discover fun, engaging music performance training and education.

Technical Specifications

  • Power  Via USB or 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • Dimensions (diameter x length) 12.5” x 7.0” x 2.3” 317 x 178 x 58 mm
  • Weight 1.9 lbs. 0.86 kg

Battery powered mini keyboard instrument

Over 100 internal drum and instrument sounds

New, larger built-in speaker with increased volume and low-end response

Premium 25-key Gen-2 dynamic keybed

(8) real MPC drum pads for durable performance

• (4) assignable knobs to control MIDI parameters

OLED display for visual feedback

1/8-inch headphone output jack

USB port for Class Compliant MIDI controller functionality