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BPM10: Akai MPK Mini First Look
Little keyboard and pads 05/10/10
No flash plug
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On the Akai, Numark stand at BPM was a prototype, MPK Mini - the new MIDI controller featuring both 8 MPC style pads - velocity sensitive (not pressure), 8 assignable knobs and a 25-key mini MIDI keyboard. There are two layers to the knobs and pads, giving a total of 16 pads and 16 controls.
The unit is bus powered over USB. Coming "before Christmas" priced at £69 UK pounds.