AKAI Leaks from NAMM 2024 unveil details about the anticipated Akai Pro MPC Key 37 synthesizer, indicating a compact iteration of the MPC Key 61. Although not formally announced during the event, leaks from MPCstuff.com and other sources shed light on key specifications and features, including a speculated US price of $899 ($1,360AUD) and 32 GB of internal storage. The MPC Key 37 is poised to offer 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, a 37-note keybed with velocity and aftertouch, and a host of connectivity options such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Ableton Link, and an SD card reader.
- 32 GB internal storage
- 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads
- 37-note keybed with velocity and aftertouch
- Built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, Ableton Link, SD card reader
- 7-inch multi-touch display
- 5 Q-link rotary encoders
- Three pedal inputs, DIN MIDI in/out, 8 CV/gate outputs
- Bundled with eight built-in plugins and substantial content
The synthesizer features a 7-inch multi-touch display, and 5 Q-link rotary encoders, and comes bundled with eight built-in plugins and substantial content. Notable connectivity options include three pedal inputs, DIN MIDI in/out, 8 CV/gate outputs, and more, making it an enticing package for its price.
The leaked banner showcases a red design consistent with Akai Pro’s recent aesthetics and hints at included plugins like Bassline, Electric, Hype Synthesizer, Mellotron, and Solina. Despite the absence of an official announcement, the leaked insights suggest that the MPC Key 37 will share the MPC software architecture with its larger counterpart. Enthusiasts eagerly anticipate further updates from Akai regarding the official release of the MPC Key 37.
In the whirlwind of NAMM 2024 announcements, Akai Pro’s leaked insights into the MPC Key 37 have stirred excitement among music gear enthusiasts. With its compact design, robust feature set, and enticing price point, the MPC Key 37 promises to be a formidable addition to Akai’s lineup, offering musicians and producers a powerful tool for creativity and expression. Stay tuned for forthcoming updates as Akai prepares to unveil the official details of this highly anticipated synthesizer.