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Akai MPK Road 88

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Akai MPK Road 88
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Product Description

This is the Akai MPK Road 88; a super hard-wearing MIDI keyboard controller designed and built for the travelling performer. Don't be fooled by the MPK Road 88's tough, low-profile outer shell though because this brilliant device has all the capabilities of a regular MIDI keyboard controller, including an in-built soundcard to store and integrate your virtual instrument library; three variable pedal inputs for increased versatility during your performance; and a velocity-sensitive keybed that gives you the real-feel of a classic piano. This all comes with a handy carry-case that will keep the Akai MPK Road 88 safe from knocks and bumps, making it easy to carry while looking smart and professional.

Great Feel, Superior Response, Road-Worthy Toughness  

This is the MPK Road 88, a keyboard controller with Akai Professionals exclusive Model-A premium 88-key velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch, 4-output USB soundcard, MIDI in/out connectors and three variable pedal inputs, all neatly integrated into a tough road-ready travel case with carrying handle. This is the ideal keyboard controller for the touring professional, combining both the great feel of hammer action keys and the creative versatility of a built-in soundcard so you can incorporate your virtual instrument libraries seamlessly into your performance.

Model-A Keybed, an Akai Professional Exclusive, for Amazing Feel

As a serious professional keyboardist, you know that feel is everything. That's what separates truly great instruments from ordinary ones. Akai Professional - a recognised industry leader in keyboard technology and innovation - has spent over two years of intense engineering research and development creating the Model-A keybed. This hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keybed delivers an incredibly natural and responsive feel, absolutely unmatched by any instrument anywhere near its price.

Getting the Most Out of Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments play a pivotal role in both studio music production and live performances, offering countless sounds and effects to shade and colour your music. With MPK Road 88's integrated class-compliant 4-output soundcard and superior player-centric response, you can easily route your virtual instruments to mixers and monitoring sources simultaneously for a truly hassle-free setup. This keyboard enables you to manage and employ your VI collection to maximum effect, with a keybed designed for optimum expressive capability.

Easy Connectivity Combined with Creative Expression

Thanks to dual expression pedal inputs, a sustain pedal input, 5-pin MIDI-In and MIDI-Out ports and class compliant USB connectivity, MPK Road 88 connects to any outboard gear and is ready for any situation. Everything you need is thoughtfully included. Pitch and Mod Wheels combine with a dedicated volume control, transpose functionality and split modes for complete versatility and adaptability in any performance environment where core-workstation control is required.

Road Ready

With MPK Road 88, everything you want is available in one portable package. Fusing a vintage-inspired travel case with carry handle, this premium-response keyboard is ready to withstand the rigours of the road. Forget complicated rigs with MPK Road 88, you can focus on what's important: delivering your best performance!


  • 88-key velocity-sensitive, graded hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch
  • On-board 4 output USB Soundcard with 2 TRS Aux and 2 TRS main outputs
  • MIDI-In and MIDI-Out connectors for connection to sound modules, sequencers and more
  • 3 variable pedal inputs (standard footswitch and variable pedal compatible)
  • Transpose, Split and Preset selection controls
  • Dedicated volume control for precise adjustment of Main, Aux and Headphone outputs
  • Integrated road-ready travel case, carry handle


  • (2) 5 pin MIDI DIN connectors
  • (2) 1/4 (6.35 mm) TRS Expression pedal jacks (continuous)
  • (1) 1/4 TRS sustain pedal jack (continuous)
  • (2) 1/4 TRS Main Outputs
  • (2) 1/4 Aux Outputs
  • (1) USB 2.0 Type-B port
  • (1) Power adapter input


  • Power: Via USB or power adapter (6VDC, 1A, center-positive) sold separately
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 55.0" x 14.5" x 6.7" / 1399.2 x 369 x 171mm
  • Weight: 62.1 lbs / 28.3kg
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