24-01-13 | Akai Max25

At the 2013 NAMM ShowAkai Pro introduced the MAX25 – a new MIDI controller that offers CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes.

The new MAX25 is a smaller version of last year’s MAX49.  Where MAX49 has 49 keys, 8 faders, and 12 pads, MAX25 has 25, 4, and 8, respectively.

MAX25 will come with AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software and Mackie Control and HUI modes for instant compatibility with many DAWs.


  • 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 4 LED touch faders
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VSTs
  • 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
  • 4 pad banks, 4 fader banks: 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
  • Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
  • CV & Gate outputs (1V/Oct)
  • Mackie Control and HUI modes

Pricing is expected to be around $350.

Via Synthtopia