NAMM 2013 VIDEO: Akai MAX25 unveiled

NAMM 2013 PRESS RELEASE: Cumberland, R.I. (January 24, 2013) - Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces MAX25, an innovative USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller.

MAX25 is a compact version of the innovative MAX49 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller that was released in 2012. MAX25 has all of the same cutting-edge features as MAX49, including CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and revolutionary LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes.

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The difference between MAX49 and MAX25 only lies in the number of onboard controls. Where MAX49 has 49 keys, 8 faders, and 12 pads, MAX25 has 25, 4, and 8, respectively.

Features

  • 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 4 LED touch faders
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VSTs
  • 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
  • 4 pad banks, 4 fader banks: 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
  • Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
  • CV & Gate outputs (1V/Oct), Mackie Control® and HUI® modes

Like MAX49, MAX25 will come with AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software and Mackie Control® and HUI® modes for instant compatibility with many DAWs.

"This is a controller that's made to be in front of a crowd," said Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager.

"It's everything people love about MAX49 but in a compact package that will fit perfectly in front of a laptop on stage."

Akai Professional will unveil MAX25 at Booth 6700 at the 2013 NAMM show, January 24-27 in Anaheim, California.