20 Most Recent Akai MPK mini MIDI Controller Keyboard, 25-Key Questions & Answers

Well the advice of MIDI incompatible machines could be the problem but MIDI was designed to be compatible it is a defined standard so it can be compatible on every MIDI device no matter who made it. However life is not like that and some manufacturers added their own extra none standard
MIDI extras so things got complicated. What you need to do is diagnose where the problem is by a process of eliminating each device. Test the devices with other MIDI machines and if possible get someone to check that your MIDI signals are being sent and received OK. If each machine checks out OK then you might like to check the MIDI standards of each machine and get an electronics wiz kid to check your data info is correct on the DATA ports of each machine. Narrow it down until the fault is found and fix or figure out a work around. Good luck.

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on May 01, 2017

Its a lot simplifier than that really.. all you need to do is unsolder the old one and re-solder the new one.. The pins and connectors are standard.

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Dec 07, 2014

I see no reason why not...but that will depend what part of the country you are in...where are you located???

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014

I have the same keyboard, what do you mean from where it clips on. Do you mean the keys itself are broken? I'm not sure how you did that, but you can contact Akai and see if they will send you a new one. Those keys are supposed to be pressure sensitive and unbreakable. Please rate me for assisting you today! :-) PS I love that little thing!

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Jun 27, 2013


Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Oct 02, 2012

what is the problem.. please use english

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on May 23, 2011

no sound well it has to be used w something from garageband reason, etc u cant just plug it in and play it . so for instance garage band , you wanted the grand piano u open the grand piano and start hitting the keys. should be no problem I have the same one

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on May 14, 2011

It should work as a generic midi controller if it isn't listed

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Apr 13, 2011

This is likely a software you are using with this is either not compatible with those particular controllers OR is not set up to use those controllers. Someplace those need to be mapped into whatever you are trying to control with the knobs.

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Mar 07, 2011

Make sure to plug it in before you start up the application. Make sure you restarted your computer after installing device.
Did you check system preferences to see the output settings?
I have mine set to output as headphones and have some external speakers in them. If I unplug them the computers speakers turn right on automatically.

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

Your machines are different and likely have different interface chipsets. Some newer machines have more built in plug-n-play than others. There is so much incompatibility that it is a wonder that any of the stuff works together. You need to install the needed driver... NOTE: there is a lot of incompatibility between OS versions... so if for instance you are using XP on one machine and Vista or Windows 7 on the other there are a LOT of incompatibilities. ALWAYS check the requirements for the computer with the specs of the device to be connected. MOST of the problems are due to OS variations. Check for driver updates on the Sony site

Akai MPK mini... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011

The power switch will need to be replaced. This will need to be done by a tech rather than the end user unless you are experienced in electronic repair. Take it to the shop.

Akai Music | Answered on Dec 14, 2014

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