The AKAI MPC Key 37 has officially landed. After several leaks had appeared over the past few weeks, we already knew that it was coming. Now the AKAI MPC Key 37 is finally here – and you can order yours today!
AKAI Professional unveils the MPC Key 37
The first rumors about the small MPC keyboard made headlines just before NAMM. If you were hoping that AKAI Professional would unveil the bright-red machine at the show, you were out of luck. But now it’s finally official: The MPC Key 37 is now available!
The little sister of the MPC Key 61 sports a bright-red livery just like the MPC One+. The keyboard offers 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch. Pitch and modulation wheels are also included, as are the 16 RGB pads that make this a proper MPC.
Despite the compact size, the MPC Key 37 features the same 7” multi-touch screen as the other current MPC models. It is accompanied by four 360° Q-Link encoders.
With 2 GB of RAM, the MPC Key 37 offers the same amount as the MPC One+ and Live II, but half of that of the MPC Key 61. However, it has 32 GB of internal memory, which is the same as in the 61-key version and comes loaded with more than 8 GB of samples and drum kits. Eight plug-in instruments are also included.
In terms of connectivity, you do need to make do with a little bit less than in the larger model. Luckily, however, the MPC Key 37 is still a very capable machine that can run your entire studio if you wish. In addition to MIDI In/Out and one USB-A and USB-B port each, it offers four CV/Gate output jacks (TRS) for sending up to eight CV or gate signals to modular systems.
Furthermore, the MPC Key 37 offers one stereo input and output each for audio, as well as a headphone output. You can also connect up to three pedals (sustain, expression, assignable). In addition, there’s wireless Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity for things like Ableton Link synchronization and controlling mobile apps via Bluetooth MIDI.
Price and availability
The AKAI MPC Key 37 is now in stock at Thomann* for $815!
More about the AKAI MPC Key 37
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- 37 keys and 16 pads: AKAI Professional
- Do you like the red livery?: AKAI Professional
- Same 7" screen as on the larger models: AKAI Professional
- Connectivity: AKAI Professional
- AKAI MPC Key 37: AKAI Professional