MPK Mini MK3 review. Small, light, cool, and good MIDI controller (master keyboard). It's a little disappointing with the iPad.

MPK Mini MK3

MPK Mini MK3

MPK Mini MK3 review. It's an excellent instrument, but it's a pity it doesn't fit the iPad well personally.

It doesn't seem like it used to be, but MPC is still quite popular. To be honest, I think the price is high... Well, all instruments are expensive... Electronic musical instruments are no exception... But I don't have both yet... Instead, I took a step back and bought another friend from the same company. This is the MPK Mini MK3. official website

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MPK Mini MK3

MPK Mini MK3 has a simple and pretty design but also has its own personality.

First off, the MPK Mini MK3 stands out from its design. There are lunch key mini and minilab as similar friends, but personally, I think it is the prettiest among the three. And the design is not just beautiful, but it also has personality, such as a stick on the top left of the controller.

The color I bought is probably the most basic color, and my friend also looks pretty enough, but if you look on the internet, there are quite a few different colors. I have a friend who is completely red. The white and black arrangement is good, so I have an instrument which is a Cookies and cream... Personally, I really like the black color.

The stick mentioned in the paragraph above seems to be used to adjust pitch, etc. There are also several buttons and a small display on the top of the controller shows simple numbers. Well, that's the case with all instruments, but the stick part needs some mastery to use it properly. Besides the stick, there are also marks such as 1/4 or UP on each key. If you master it well, you can do various things with this instrument.

The keyboard part feels a bit light personally. Of course, since it is a relatively cheap product, it seems unreasonable to expect outstanding quality from the keyboard.

MPK Mini MK3
The basic color is pretty, but there are many prettier colors.

The enormous improvement in the MPK Mini MK3 is that the MPC pads are still included.

I know it's probably been popular since the old version. However, the big improvement in this version is that they put the MPC pad mentioned in the first paragraph in as it is. I know little about it because I don't have any musical knowledge yet, but those who are good at music try to use all the various pad controllers and compare them, and among them, MPC is well known, with some pads attached to it.

It's a product of the same company for no reason, but I put an MPC pad in it! This is not what I am trying to appeal to. Conversely, it is a product of the same company, but we can assume that this pad itself requires a lot of technology or is a junction that divides low-priced and high-priced products.

Anyway, I had a lot of expectations, wondering how good it would be since I put the famous pad as it is!... but I haven't used the controller much, but I don't know if it's that much different than I thought. Maybe my hands are the problem...

A friend I used to use is an Alesis VI49, and I'm not sure if my hands are blunt or if the VI49 pad is of MPC quality. However, I was looking forward to the MPC pad Oh!

MPK Mini MK3 3
There seems to be something, but compatibility is a bit disappointing...

It was a pity that the MPK Mini MK3 did not seem to fit the iPad well.

This controller is well-known and basically flawless, but it seems to have a bit of bad compatibility with the iPad. Apparently, MPC Beats, the software that you get when you buy this friend, is also for desktop, and MPC 2 software is also for desktop. So, in fact, he's a friend that I'm not quite sure about... By the way, I recently bought a MacBook and I think I can use it better now.

The MPK Mini MK3 is a great portable controller.

Even with a MIDI controller these days, it's a bit disappointing without a bundled virtual instrument. This friend also provides some bundled virtual instruments. It's hard to say how good it is because I know little about it, but it's meaningful that I put it in anyway.

Since it is small and very light, it is a suitable MIDI controller for portable, travel, or vacation use. I don't know exactly how many grams, but it feels lighter than my MacBook or iPad. I think it would be better to fit the iPad a bit more since it's small, but I think you have to think about that.

I bought the Vi49, but it's too big for me, so I'm not using it well. If I move in the future, I think I should buy a cradle and have it on it all the time... On the other hand; I like this MPK dude because it's just the right size, giving him the freedom to play or practice in bed. For those who have already built a studio at home to some extent, it may be just a toy, but for a self-made student like me, I don't think there is a friend like this.

MPK Mini MK3 Summary

Good point

  1. small and light
  2. The design is pretty, and it has a personality
  3. Instrument performance is good.
  4. The MPC pad deployment

Bad point

  1. A key quality that is disappointing for those who use expensive products
  2. Not compatible with iPad
  3. I don't know if the MPC pad is good (I don't know...)
  • I purchased and used this product myself, but a certain amount of commission may be provided through Coupang Partners activities.
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