Akai Professional released information at this year’s NAMM about their MPK II series of MIDI controller keyboards with some decent upgrades to their popular models. Akai Professional’s MPK controller keyboards have become standard equipment in many professional MIDI rigs. The latest MPK225 rocks improvements in every major area, from its new RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads to the superb action of its aftertouch-enabled 25-note keybed. The MPK225 gives you boatloads of workflow-enhancing features such as MPC Note Repeat and an arpeggiator for complex rhythmic and melodic manipulation.
What you get with the Akai MPK225 is 8 MPC pads with RGB illuminated feedback; 8 assignable control knobs; Updated control layout with backlit LCD screen; Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration; Pitch bend, modulation and octave controls for dynamic performances; Expression & sustain pedal jack inputs; Comprehensive production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, AIR Hybrid 3, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials.
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To restoring an Akai MPK225 to it’s factory settings, first press [PRESET]button and then press the [LEFT CURSOR] button so Factory Settings appears in the display. Select “Presets” by turning the [VALUE DIAL]. To execute the factory reset, press the [VALUE DIAL].
Warning! This procedure will restore MPK225 to it’s factory default Presets (which overwrites those you have saved). Be sure that you want to do this. Hopefully the article of “Restoring the Akai MPK225 MIDI Keyboard Controller to it’s Factory Preset” can help you.
Reference: Akai MPK225 manual