Akai MPC Key 61 Standalone Production Synthesizer Keyboard

Combines the Iconic MPC with a Semi-Weighted 61-Key Keybed

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Product Description

The MPC Key 61 is an incredibly powerful and versatile standalone production keyboard synthesizer. Combining their iconic MPC with a premium keyboard and extensive plugin library, Akai have distilled their storied sampling, sequencing and engineering excellence into an instrument built for the stage and studio. Compose, create and finalise complete tracks using one of the best all-round music production tools that the industry has seen in years.

Key Features 

  • 16 RGB MPC Drum Pads (with velocity-sensitivity, note repeat and aftertouch)
  • 61-key semi-weighted keybed (with aftertouch)
  • Harness 25 professional, unique instrument plugins - encompassing, strings, synths, piano, organ, keyboards and more
  • Award-winning effects from AIR Music Tech
  • Complete standalone production platform - 4GB of RAM and a Quad Core Arm Processor means there's no computer or laptop required
  • Assignable touch strip controller 
  • Integrated audio interface (featuring high-end AD/DA converters) 
  • 2 instrument, mic and line inputs (with premium mic preamps)
  • Phantom power 
  • 7-inch colour touch screen featuring gesture control and multi-touch 
  • 128-track MIDI sequencer
  • Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 
  • Modulation and pitch bend wheels 
  • 4 assignable Q-LINK controller knobs 
  • Transport section
  • 4 discrete line outputs
  • 8 audio tracks
  • Includes MPC2 Desktop Software DAW
  • Modular integration via 8 CV and Gate output jacks
  • Compatible with class compliant MIDI devices and audio interfaces

MPC x Keyboard Synthesizer 

The now-legendary MPC's sample-based workflow is widely regarded as one of the most innovative music production tools ever created - and it's all available to you here in its modern, standalone guise. Utilise the velocity-sensitive 16 RGB MPC drum pads (featuring note repeat and aftertouch) to craft booming beats with unrivalled ease. Then shape your sounds further with a range of instrument/mixing plugins and editing functions. 

Complimenting the MPC is a 61 semi-weighted keybed, featuring aftertouch and velocity. This is the bedrock of the instrument, allowing your musical ideas to really come to life. The keys are bolstered by an assignable touch strip, opening up entirely new creative avenues for sound generation and manipulation.

Sound Library 

You'll be able to harness a wide variety of sounds, choosing from 25 entirely unique instrument plugins. These run the gamut from more traditional acoustic sounds, to bleeding-edge, futuristic tones. You'll be more than prepared for any kind of music-based curveball. 

From the Stage Piano selection - including astounding recreations of a Bechstein upright and Steinway grand -, Stage EP - with its Wurlitzer, Rhodes and FM electric piano - or Session Strings - offering violins and other orchestral instruments (in both solo and ensemble formats) - there's plenty of sonic material here for you to play around with.  

And if you're more synth-inclined, explore the possibilities of OPx4, delivering that iconic FM sound, or dive head first into Fabric XL and its versatile sampled acoustic instruments and synth-engines.  

Studio Integration 

Thanks to an incredibly flexible selection of I/O, you'll be able to make the MPC Key 61 the centrepiece of your studio. Hook up your audio interface, storage device and MIDI controller via the class compliant USB ports, or connect synth and modular equipment using the CV and gate outputs for some sensational sound design.



  • Keys: 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Buttons: (44) dedicated-function buttons


  • (16) velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads, RGB-backlit
  • (8) banks accessible via Pad Bank buttons

Knobs & Performance Controls 

  • (4) 360° touch-sensitive Q-Link knobs for parameter adjustment
  • (1) Touch Strip multi-function 5.5" (140 mm) touch-capacitive controller with LED indicators
  • 360° encoder for display navigation and selection via push
  • (2) Pitchbend and Mod Wheel
  • (3) 270° knobs for gain, mix & level adjustment


  • 6.9” / 176 mm (diagonal)
  • 5.9” x 3.7” / 150 x 93 mm (width x height)
  • Full-colour LED-backlit display with touch interface


  • RAM 4 GB
  • Internal storage 32 GB (user storage, 13 GB pre-installed content), 4 GB (MPC operating system), 15+ GB free-space for user storage
  • Expandable via SATA connections


  • (2) XLR+1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS inputs (Input 1/2)
  • (4) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS outputs (2 stereo pairs)
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) stereo headphone output
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI input
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI output
  • (1) 5-pin MIDI thru
  • (8) 1/8” (3.5 mm) CV/Gate outputs
  • Ethernet Network port
  • USB Type-A ports
  • (1) USB Type-B port

Other Controls 

  • (2) Line | Instrument switches
  • +48v Phantom Power switch
  • 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS Footswitch jacks (Sustain + FS2)(Variable and switch compatible)
  • 1/4" (6.35 mm) TRS Expression Pedal input