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Akai 25-Key Controller


Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK225 and Akai Pro VIP3.0 (Free Download Included a $99.99 Value). VIP3.0 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and MPK225 maximizes workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware  fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual Instruments. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your entire VST library; sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance; load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound; put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors; and much more. From live performance to studio production, VIP’s user-friendly functionality coupled with a diverse feature set guarantees simple, seamless integration into your existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.

MPC 2.0 UPGRADE READY (Optional)

We are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed MPC Software 2.0 upgrade is now available to purchase for your MPK, greatly enhancing the capability and functionality from the included MPC Essentials. 

To see your upgrade path, click here.

MPC Software 2.0 is a cutting-edge production suite combining 128-track sequencing capability, real-time time stretching, clip-launch functionality, advanced MIDI editing capability, VST compatibility in controller mode, operation as a standalone application on Mac & PC, advanced sampling & audio editing/recording functionality, seamless DAW integration, a redesigned GUI, Ableton Link Compatibility and much more. Whether you're seeking freedom from computer based music production, or searching for the perfect controller for DAW-centric creative exploration, MPC Software 2.0 grants the ultimate in adaptive creative versatility.

You're In Control

Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK225 is a compact performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK225 features 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 assignable knobs, 4 backlit buttons, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs and switches (up to 24 and 12, respectively), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 32 total). Plus, MPK225 is USB-powered and optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with plug-and-play connectivity.

Made To Play

MPK225 comes equipped with 25 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

Genuine MPC Functionality

Classic MPC Note Repeat and MPC Full Level are onboard for further inspiration. With MPK225, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

Production Software

MPK225 is armed with powerful production software—Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials—for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK225 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

Virtual Synthesizers

Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK225 users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK225 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project.

FREE SWIFT SHIP!


What is free swift ship?

Free swift ship is a new shipping program released by Yandas Music in order to offer the FASTEST  free shipping options on the web to our valued customers(you!). Our centrally located shipping warehouse in Nebraska guarantees the best delivery times possible to everyone in the lower 48 states.

How do I get free swift shipping?

This one is easy! If all the items in your cart qualified, then simply select the 'Free Swift Ship' option during checkout. Please note that free swift ship is only available to the U.S. lower 48 states.

 How fast is Free Swift Shipping?

REALLY FREAKING FAST!  Depending on your location, it can take 1-4 days. During checkout simply enter your shipping address, and you will be shown the exact time frame you should expect your package. Below is a graphical image showing the swift ship time frames for your reference.


Shipping Guidelines

Shipping guidelines are as follows:
  • Free shipping is only available via UPS standard ground.
  • Free shipping only applies to shipments delivered to the US lower 48 states. If you live outside this area, you will be charged a minimal shipping charge on your order.
  • Free shipping is limited to 45 lb. per box. Very large and over-sized packages, such as PA equipment and guitar cabinets, may require additional shipping charges.
  • Items purchased with a PO (Purchase Order) do not qualify for free shipping.
  • Lighter weight items, such as guitar strings, may be shipped via USPS and may not contain a tracking number.


Special Order / Out of Stock / Backorders

We work hard with our third party providers to offer a full selection of products available for purchase online. As such, not every product listed will be in stock at our warehouse. If your order must be shipped from a secondary warehouse, we will notify you immediately. Most orders not in stock are still received by the customer within 6-10 days (depending on your location).

If an item is out of stock, or a lead time is posted on the product's description, you may still purchase the item at your convenience. As soon as the item becomes available we will notify you that your order has shipped. In the event that an item is back ordered, we will notify you of the delay. You may choose to wait for the item to become available or simply cancel your order. If an order is cancelled, we will promptly refund your payment.


International Shipping

Can't find it in your country? No problem. Yandas Music is happy to ship many of our products to people across the globe including our friends in Canada, Europe, UK, Japan, and many more. Some large items may not qualify for international shipping, depending on where you live. Please ask for shipping cost / availability to your country prior to making any purchases. To contact us, please visit our customer support page here.

International Shipping Guidelines:
  • All international orders must first be approved by Yandas before any item will be shipped. International shoppers are strongly encouraged to contact us at our customer support page before placing their order online.
  • All international buyers assume full responsibility of shipping charges including VAT Charges and Import taxes.
  • Credit Cards are not accepted on international orders.
  • Some electronic items are built to American specs, and may require modifications to work properly in other countries. It is the customers responsibility to determine if the item he/she wishes to purchase will work in their country, and to make purchases accordingly.
  • Large items such as amplifiers and speakers are not eligible for international shipping.
  • If an international order needs to be returned for any reason, the buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
  • We can not ship the following brands outside the USA: Fender, Squier, Taylor, Ibanez, ESP, LTD, Elixir.

30 Days. Love it or return it. Guaranteed!

  • Decided you want a different finish? No problem.
  • Color doesn't match your sweet new setup perfectly? No problem.
  • Size just isn't quite right? No problem.
  • The sunlight doesn't reflect just right of it? No problem.

At YandasMusic.com your complete satisfaction is our number one goal! That is why we are pleased to include a 30 day return guarantee with every order. If you are unhappy with a product for any reason, visit our support page here, and let us know! We're here to help in any way that we can. Our return policy was created to help keep our prices low, and to ensure that a customer is never stuck with a item they do not want.

Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as drum sticks, saxophone reeds, etc.

Get all the details on our 30 day return policy here.

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