Akai MPK Mini MK III

$129.99


THE BEST MADE BETTER

Your entry-point into a world of pro production starts here. Introducing the MPK mini mk3, the third iteration of the world's legendary best-selling mini keyboard controller that redefined how a generation of creators makes music.

  • 25 Mini Keys Featuring New Keybed Technology
  • Brilliant OLED Display for Immediate Parameter Feedback
  • 8 MPC Performance Pads w/ Note Repeat and Full Level in two banks (16 total)
  • 8 Endless Knobs to tweak your software parameters
  • 4-way Joystick for Pitch & Modulation Control
  • Class-Compliant USB Connectivity
  • Built-in Arpeggiator
  • Sustain Pedal Input Jack
  • Superior, Sturdy Design & Build

Everything the modern producer demands is here: Universal compatibility for instant integration with your favorite host music production application; it's compact size makes it an ideal travel companion; its arsenal of pads and assignable controls let you take complete command of every aspect of your production; the new Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed guarantees your performance is captured with every subtle infection of your delivery.

For the beginner, MPK mini is a complete package with every tool you need to create hit songs from the get-go. For the working professional, MPK mini is the ultimate musical Swiss Army knife, ready to deliver on any musical task. Every song starts somewhere, so rid yourself of any roadblocks by starting your next hit with MPK mini.

ULTIMATE PERFORMER

New to MPK mini is a reimagined Gen 2 enhanced dynamic keybed, delivering a piano key performance fit for the world's finest keyboard players. From grand pianos to searing synth leads and lush electric pianos, this keybed guarantess to get the best out of any playing style and virtual instrument.

Music producer playing MPK Mini keys on laptop with MPC Beats
Music producer playing MPC pads on MPK Mini

MPC PAD POWER

Add that human touch to your drum tracks with 8 pads pulled right from our flagship MPC series. These bankable velocity-sensitive backlit MPC pads deliver the perfect touch for precise drumming and melodic sample playback that even the most demanding performers will find unmatched.

Complete music production software package to make beats

Your journey to a hit song starts with MPK mini and the Complete Music Production Starter Kit is the roadmap to your destination. Start with a DAW based on the legendary MPC workflow, add in drum and sample expansion packs that the industry pros use, and top it off with the most versatile virtual plugin instruments available today, the possibilities are endless. Pump out the summer party anthem of the year, craft the next ballad to touch hearts worldwide or develop the soundtrack to a generation. MPK mini gives you all the tools to reach whatever level of success you set out to attain. Featured software includes MPC Beats, AIR Hybrid, Mini Grand, Velvet and assorted MPC expansion packs.

MPC BEATS SOFTWARE

Whatever you set out to achieve MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow. MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks with world class audio effects, find any sound with the same synth engines found on our legendary MPCs, record audio and much more.

SOUNDS

Feel confident in your productions with a sample collection from some of the finest sound designers in the music production game, including F9 Instruments, Decap, Sample Tools by Cr2, MSX Sound Design and much more. Everything you need is here: Premium and versatile kick drums, snares, 808s, melodic loops, and must-have keygroup instruments for any melodic line imaginable.

MPC BEATS ACADEMY

The MPC Beats Academy is your destination to learn the MPC workflow from start to finish. From making your first beat, to mixing and finalizing, down to exporting and sharing your music, the MPC Beats Academy will guide you through your music making journey on MPC Beats with your MPK mini.

Why not make payments? 
Simply choose Paybright as your payment method when checking out. Follow the instructions & you're all set. 

Financing also available in-store.

 

Faders has an awesome team of music teachers who are here to help you succeed as you learn your instrument. We have a fun, low pressure & supportive environment when it comes to our store and our lessons. Everyday we hear how our students look forward to their weekly lessons & we wouldn't have it any other way!
 
  • Lessons cost $17-$25 per half hour (see below)
  • Lessons are 25 mins* long once a week at the same day & time
  • We have amazing teachers several of whom have been with us for 5+ years

BUY OR RENEW LESSONS HERE


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Several of Faders' teachers are former Faders students who now have students of their own!


Need to cancel a lesson?
It's no problem with our simple lesson rollover policy :)

  • Lessons are available 6 days a week
  • You can sign up and start anytime
  • Your teacher will customize your lessons based on¬†your interests
  • Our teaching studios are stocked with high quality instruments

 *Lessons start on the half hour and are 25 mins long to allow the teachers a 5 minute buffer to disinfect the teaching studios & instruments

Music Lesson Rates  

5 lessons   = $125.00 ($25.00 per lesson)
10 lessons = $195.00 ($19.50 per lesson)
20 lessons = $380.00 ($19.00 per lesson) 
30 lessons = $540.00 ($18.00 per lesson) 
40 lessons = $680.00 ($17.00 per lesson) 


Faders Student Membership - $49.99

This is a one time registration fee that covers your entire family forever.
(you don't have to re-register every year)

Faders Student Benefits

  • 15% discount on music books
  • Unlimited online printed course materials¬†
  • Exclusive student deals & promos on selected instruments & accessories
  • Cool contests & prizes

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What instruments do you teach at Faders?

    We offer private lessons in: guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice & ukulele

    • How old do you have to be to start Music Lessons?

    We offer private music lessons for ages 5 and up. We have many students of all ages and skill levels. Adult and senior lessons are very popular too. 

    • What precautions are you taking during the Covid-19 Pandemic?

    All those details can be found right HERE.

    • What happens if I have to cancel or miss a lesson? Do I lose that lesson?

    At Faders we just don't feel right about charging you for a lesson you didn't get. So our lesson cancellation policy is super friendly & simple to understand.

    If you have to miss a lesson - for any reason - all you have to do is let us know ahead of time (even 1 hour notice is fine) and your lesson will simply roll over to the next week free of charge. This applies if you are sick, on holidays or just have a scheduling conflict. Your time slot will always be held and waiting for you. (the only time you will pay for a missed lesson is if you "no show") 

    It's easy to cancel a lesson 24 hours a day:

    You can call us at the store: (204) 571-0428
    You can email us at: info@faders.ca
    You can text us at: (204) 721-1102
    You can also send us a message on Facebook or Instagram: @fadersmusic

    New Option for Fall 2020:: If you are able to, instead of cancelling your lesson, your teacher can also do a Zoom or FaceTime lesson during your regular time slot! This is perfect for anytime you can't make it to the store but still want to have a lesson.

    • I don't live in Brandon. Can I still take lessons at Faders?

    Yes absolutely! Our amazing music teachers are now offering Online Lessons via FaceTime and/or Zoom. Buy a pack of lessons here on our website and we will contact you to setup a time.

    • Do I need to own an instrument to take lessons?

    Short answer: yes. To get the most value from your lessons you should have a decent quality instrument at home to practice on. We have lots of guitars, drum kits & keyboards available for sale at Faders - some starting under $100. Ask about our Student Instrument Buyback if you are unsure about purchasing an instrument.

     

    • How long does it take to learn to play an instrument?

    That’s a tricky question.. we suggest starting with a 10 pack of lessons and try to practice about 10-15 minutes a day - 4 to 5 days a week. You might be surprised how fast you progress! 

    • ¬†I'm interested in taking piano lessons. Do I need a piano or can I use a keyboard?

    If you have a traditional acoustic piano (that’s in tune) that's great! Electronic pianos are a great choice as well (we stock several models starting at $499).

    Portable keyboards are a very popular choice for beginners & are perfect for the first 2 or 3 years of lessons. Faders stocks several portable keyboards for beginners starting at under $200.

    • What is the best instrument to learn on?

    Your choice! Guitar, piano, drums ‚Äď whatever you are most interested in. We have keyboards, guitars & drums available for kids as young as 4-5 years old.¬†

    • My kid¬†really¬†wants to play electric guitar but I think they should start on piano or acoustic guitar first. Am I right in thinking that?

    There was a time when that made sense. But not anymore! Here's why.. learning an instrument is a challenge and does take time & discipline. In this age of constant distractions (ie: gaming, social media, Netflix) it has become more important than ever to start on the instrument that inspires you - right from the start. That gives the student a much better chance of sticking with it & not giving up due to boredom or lack of interest. (beginner instruments are all in the same ballpark cost-wise) 

    • Can we take a ‚Äútrial‚ÄĚ lesson to start?

    Sure! We would be happy to find a spot for you to try out a lesson at Faders on any instrument you like. The trial lesson costs $25.
     

    • Will I learn music theory and to read music?

    Music theory is definitely a part of any quality music lesson program. All of the teachers at Faders are qualified to provide both the practical playing side of the lessons and also as much theory as you want or need. Every student is different so the teacher will create a lesson that best fits each individual.

    • Do you offer lessons for adults?

    Adults are always welcome and in fact make up a good portion of our new lesson students. It’s never too late to get started! 

     

    • When can I sign up?

    Anytime. We offer lessons 12 months a year 6 days a week.


    Important Dates 2020/2021 School Year

    Sept 8 (Tuesday):: First day of regular lesson season
    Oct 12 (Monday):: Thanksgiving - no lessons
    Nov 11 (Wednesday):: Remembrance Day - no lessons
    Dec 19 (Saturday):: Last day of lessons before Holidays
    Jan 4 (Monday):: First day back after Holidays
    Feb 15 (Monday):: Louis Riel Day - no lessons
    March 27 (Saturday):: Last day of lessons before Spring Break
    March 29 (Monday):: Spring Break begins - no lessons
    Apr 5 (Monday):: First day back after Spring Break
    May 24 (Monday):: Victoria Day - no lessons
    Jun 26 (Saturday):: Last Day of regular lesson season
    July & August - Summer Lessons - ask for details

     

    More Details: 

    The lesson rates are the same for all lessons (guitar, piano, drums, voice, bass, ukulele, mandolin, violin). Any unused lessons at the end of the school year can be used in the summer or carried over to the following fall session. Once you have used up your lessons you can simply purchase another pack and keep your same lesson slot.


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