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Review MIDI keyboard Akai LPK 25 wireless. Where to buy it?

Akai Professional has been one of the most influential producers of music production equipment in the world since 1984. I’ll tell you how this post is built. First, I will list the features of this Akai LPK 25 wireless keyboard. Then you have a video or two, purchase links and useful comments from other users and then you have one of the most useful parts; comparison tables with similar keyboards so you can compare.

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC

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This MIDI keyboard is usually priced at around €55/£49/$58 and offers 25 mini synthesizer action keys that allow you to play and compose different musical ideas on your favorite DAW using your own sample libraries.

It also offers buttons for octave up/down, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog Select. It is a somewhat minimalist MIDI controller.

It integrates a USB connection, a sustained input and MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4), so it can be used without cables. It also includes a software editor for Mac and Windows.

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Akai LPK 25 wireless vs Akai MPK mini Mk2

The Akai LPK 25 wireless MIDI keyboard is priced at €55/£49/$58 when the Akai MPK mini MK2 white is priced at €79/£70/$81. Let’s go face to face:

  • Both offer 25 mini synthesizer action keys.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers octave up/down buttons, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog Select. And the Akai MPK mini MK2 white offers 1 4-way thumbstick for dynamic tone/modulation control, 8 MPC pads with note repeater, an arpeggiator button, 8 control knobs, octave up/down buttons, and pitch bend and modulation wheels.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless integrates a USB connection, a sustained input, and MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4). The Akai MPK mini MK2 has a built-in sustain pedal input and a USB connection for power.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless includes a software editor for Mac and Windows. The Akai MPK mini MK2 includes the Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Wobble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials licenses.

Let’s put the features of these keyboards in a table so you can compare

Akai LPK 25 wireless

Akai MPK mini MK2 white

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC
  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • New 4-way ‘thumbstick’ for dynamic tone/modulation control
  • 8 MPC pads with note repetition
  • Arpeggiator
  • 8 assignable control knobs for mixing, adjusting plugins and more
  • Ultra-compact design allows you to create anywhere
  • Additional inputs: 1 x 6.3 mm jack for sustain pedal
  • Powered by USB
  • No power adapter required
  • Full size sustain pedal input jack
  • Includes complete production software package (downloads): Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Wobble and Akai Pro MPC Essentials
  • Dimensions: 317 x 181 x 44 mm
  • Weight: 748 g
  • Color: White

In our first comparison, we have on one hand the Akai LPK 25 wireless which offers 25 mini synth-action keys and buttons for octave up/down, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog Select. And on the other hand, the Akai MPK mini MK2 also offers 25 mini keys and 1 4-way thumbstick for dynamic tone/modulation control, 8 MPC pads with note repeater, an arpeggiator button, 8 control knobs, octave up/down buttons, and pitch bend and modulation wheels.

The main advantage of the Akai LPK 25 wireless is its Bluetooth MIDI function and this allows you to use the MIDI controller without cables. However, the Akai MPK mini MK2 has the advantage of having a large number of control functions, such as pads, knobs and so on. If you need a MIDI controller to be used without cables, the Akai LPK 25 wireless will be one of the most economical and basic options. And on the other hand, if you need 25 mini keys, and also a moderate number of control functions go for the Akai MPK mini MK2.

And here is a video of the Akai MPK mini MK2 keyboard

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Akai MPK mini Mk2 review

Akai LPK 25 wireless vs Akai MPK 225

The Akai LPK 25 wireless MIDI Keyboard is priced at €55/£49/$58 when the Akai MPK 225 is priced at €239/£215/$248. We will see your face to face:

  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers 25 mini synthesizer action keys and the Akai MPK 225 offers 25 semi-weighted keys.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers buttons for octave up/down, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog. Select. And the Akai MPK 225 offers 8 MPC (MIDI Production Center) Pads with RGB lighting, 8 assignable controllers and 4 assignable buttons, transport buttons (stop, play, net, etc), movement buttons, buttons for other functions and pitch bend and modulation wheels.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless integrates a USB connection, a sustain input and MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4). The Akai MPK 225 integrates an external power supply input, USB connection, MIDI input and output, and two sustain and expression pedal inputs.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless includes a software editor for Mac and Windows. The Akai MPK 225 includes the Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials licenses.

Let’s put the features of these keyboards in a table so you can compare

Akai LPK 25 wireless

Akai MPK 225

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC
  • With 25 semi-weighted keys
  • 8 MPC Pads with RGB lighting
  • 8 controllers and 4 keys
  • Inputs for Expression Pedal and Sustain
  • Arpeggiator
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level
  • Tap Tempo and Time Division
  • Backlit LCD display
  • DAW integration by numerous transport controls and parameters
  • Buttons for second-level control
  • 1x jack input for the expression pedal and one for sustain pedal
  • USB-MIDI and 5-pin MIDI In/Out
  • IOS compatible with Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included)
  • Includes Software (Downloads): Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials
  • Size: 489 x 298 x 92 mm
  • Weight: 2,76kg

In this comparison, we have on the one hand the Akai LPK 25 wireless with its functions already analyzed, and on the other hand, the Akai MPK 225 has 25 semi-balanced keys, 8 MPC (MIDI Production Center) Pads with RGB lighting, 8 assignable controllers and 4 assignable buttons, transport buttons (stop, play, network, etc), movement buttons, buttons for other functions and pitch bend and modulation wheels.

The main advantage of the Akai LPK 25 is its Bluetooth MIDI function, which allows you to use it without cables. And as advantages of the Akai MPK 225 we can count on its 25 semi-weighted keys, and its functions of pads, knobs and buttons, in addition to the other control functions they offer, of course also having a higher cost. If you get the budget and don’t need the Bluetooth MIDI option, go for the Akai MKP 225, now if you need Bluetooth MIDI and not a big need for control functions either go for the Akai MPK 225.

And here’s a video of the Akai MPK 225

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Akai MPK 225 review.

Akai LPK 25 wireless vs Akai LPK 25

The Akai LPK 25 wireless MIDI Keyboard is priced at €55/£49/$58 while the Akai LPK 25 is priced at €42/£37/$42, with a small difference. Let’s go face to face:

  • Both offer 25 mini synthesizer action keys.
  • Both offer buttons for octave up/down, arranger, tap tempo, and Prog. Select. And the Akai LPK 25 wireless has the Bluetooth button. And the Akai LPK 25 has the sustain button.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless integrates a USB connection, a sustain input, and MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4). When the Akai LPK 25 offers a USB connection
  • Both include a software editor for Mac and Windows.

Let’s put the features of these keyboards in a table so you can compare

Akai LPK 25 wireless

Akai LPK 25

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC
  • Works with virtually all audio software
  • 25 mini-format speed-sensitive keys
  • Arpeggiator
  • Sustain button
  • Octave Up/Down and Tap Tempo buttons
  • Plug&Play USB socket on Mac and PC without drivers
  • Fits neatly into a laptop bag or backpack
  • 4 programmable memory banks
  • Editor Software for Mac and PC included
  • Powered by USB port, no mains power cable required
  • Size: 9,65 x 34,04 x 2,79 cm
  • Weight: 0.635 kg

In this comparison we have two practically equal models, on one hand the Akai LPK 25 wireless and on the other the Akai LPK 25, with certain differences between them, the Akai LPK 25 wireless has the advantages of having the Bluetooth MIDI function and the other of having a sustain pedal input, where the Akai LPK 25 has a button for the sustain function. Go for the wireless version, for a slight difference in price you will have great advantages.

And here is a video of the Akai LPK 25 keyboard

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Akai LPK 25 review.

Akai LPK 25 wireless vs Miditech Midistart Music 25

The Akai LPK 25 wireless MIDI Keyboard is priced at €55/£49/$58 when the Miditech Midistart Music 25 is priced at €58/£51/$60, but the difference is so small that this may vary depending on the store we ask. Let’s go face to face:

  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers 25 mini synthesizer action keys and the Miditech Midistart Music 25 offers 25 full-size sensitive keys.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers octave up/down buttons, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog Select. And the Miditech Midistart Music 25 offers an assignable fader, a joystick for pitch and modulation, and octave up/down buttons.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless integrates a USB connection, a sustain input and Bluetooth MIDI for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4). The Miditech Midistart Music 25 integrates a USB connection, MIDI output, and sustain pedal input.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless includes a software editor for Mac and Windows. The Miditech Midistart Music 25 includes the Magix Samplitude SE license.

Let’s put the features of these keyboards in a table so you can compare

Akai LPK 25 wireless

Miditech Midistart Music 25

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC
  • Joystick for Pitchbend and Modulation
  • Octave buttons +/-
  • MIDI output
  • USB port
  • Includes USB cable
  • Magix Samplitude SE
  • Size: 380 x 80 x 240 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 Kg

In this comparison we have on the one hand the Akai LPK 25 wireless, with its functions and features that we have already analyzed, on the other hand, we have the Miditech Midistart Music 25 that offers 25 full-size keys with sensitivity, and also an assignable fader, a joystick for pitch and modulation, and up/down octave buttons.

As an advantage of the Akai LPK 25 wireless, we have, as always, its Bluetooth MIDI function, and as an advantage of the Miditech Midistart Music 25 we can mention its full-size keys, and its assignable fader that in tracks like mixes can be very useful. As we mentioned before, if you need a controller to be used without cables, go for the Akai LPK 25 wireless. Now you don’t think that function is indispensable, but if you want to have a controller with full-size keys go for the Miditech Midistart Music 25.

And here is a video of the Miditech Midistart Music 25 keyboard

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Miditech Midistart Music 25 review.

Akai LPK 25 wireless vs M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4

The Akai LPK 25 wireless MIDI keyboard is priced at €55/£49/$58 when the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 is priced at €122/£105/$122, with a difference of $70 between the two. Let’s move on to the face-to-face:

  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers 25 mini synthesizer action keys, and the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 offers 49 responsive keys.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless offers buttons for octave up/down, arranger, tap tempo, Bluetooth and Prog. Select. And the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 offers 8 sensitive pads, 8 freely assignable rotary buttons, 9 freely assignable faders, transport buttons, assignable buttons, and pitch bend and modulation wheels.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless features an integrated USB connection, a sustain input, and MIDI via Bluetooth for the iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4). The M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 features an integrated USB connection and a sustain pedal input.
  • The Akai LPK 25 wireless includes a software editor for Mac and Windows. The M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 includes the Ableton Live Lite (Software) and Sonivox Twist (Software) licenses.

Let’s put the features of these keyboards in a table so you can compare

Akai LPK 25 wireless

M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4

  • 25 mini synthesizer action keys
  • MIDI via Bluetooth for iOS or Mac (Bluetooth LE4)
  • MIDI via USB for Mac or Windows
  • Arpeggiator with 4 octaves
  • Octave up/down buttons and tap tempo controls
  • Plug-and-play USB port for Mac and PC, no installation driver required
  • 4 programmable banks for user presets
  • Different arpeggiator modes
  • USB port
  • 6.3mm sustain pedal input
  • USB or batteries (3 AA, not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 365 x 124 x 36 mm
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Includes a software editor for Mac and PC
  • 49 sensitive keys
  • 8 Sensitive Pads
  • 8 freely assignable rotary knobs
  • 9 freely assignable sliders
  • Transport button e.g. for DAW control
  • LCD screen
  • Powered by USB port
  • USB Midi
  • Sustain pedal connection
  • Includes USB cable, Quickstart Guide, Ableton Live Lite (Software) and Sonivox Twist (Software)
  • Dimensions: WxDxH 814 x 243 x 94 mm
  • Weight: 2.9 kg

In our latest comparison, we have the Akai LPK 25 wireless that we analyzed earlier, and on the other hand we have the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 that offers 49 sensitive keys, 8 sensitive pads, 8 freely assignable rotary buttons, 9 freely assignable faders, transport buttons, assignable buttons, and pitch bend and modulation wheels.

As we have always mentioned, the Akai LPK 25 wireless has the advantage of having its Bluetooth MIDI function that allows it to be used without the need for cables. The advantage of the M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK4 is that it has a set of control functions that allow you to have great control over the use of the DAW of your choice, in addition to having 49 full-size, responsive keys. If you want Bluetooth MIDI, go for the Akai LPK 25. If the features of the M-Audio Oxygen 49 MK4 meet your expectations, go for it.

Here is a video of the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 keyboard

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 review.

What is the best of these MIDI keyboards if I am a beginner on a budget?

While the answer to this question lies mostly in what specific need you have, for example, if you want to have a keyboard with the widest possible note range, or if you want to have as many control features as possible, or perhaps a mix between the two, that is without leaving behind the different connections and software licenses offered by most MIDI controllers, we will give an objective opinion according to our experience in music production and thus also with the price demanded by the controllers, a kind of value for money.

In this post, we find inexpensive MIDI controllers, with a price tag of no more than $240, and we name the M-Audio Oxygen 49 Mk4 as the best choice for a beginner in music production, thanks to its 49-key full-size keyboard with velocity sensitivity (intensity in MIDI language), as well as offering pads, buttons and faders, all of which can be assigned along with other control functions, integrates a sustain pedal and also includes licenses that are highly valued by beginners. It is an excellent input option.

Where to buy the Akai LPK 25 wireless keyboard

Amazon

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