Akai MPK Mini Mk 3 Keyboard Velocity


I've just started using BM3 and am really liking it. Only problem I have is that my MPK keyboard's velocity seems low, I have to play really hard to get a decent sound. Might just be me :-) but it doesn't do it when I load AUV's in, they generally play fine. I've altered the pad default in preferences to 6db to boost it and have put the gain up on that track - but it still feels odd. Does anyone know a workround? Cheers Andy


  • edited September 15

    I often finetune the velocity curves of my Korg midi controllers so that I can get louder notes without having to press so hard, so I would suggest seeing if you can do that for your MPK via the Akai Editor desktop app.

    If you find your controller does not have adjustable velocity response curves, then you can also do it inside BM3 using the MIDI Curve midi plugin by Audioveek.

  • Hi tk32

    Checked out the Akai Editor and no option there, but I forgot about Midi Curve. I had that as I used the keyboard splitter version a lot, good visual display than AUM. That worked great bags of volume now!! :-) Cheers Andy

  • Hi I just bought Akai MIDI mk3 for the iPad Pro. I’m finding all music apps including beat maker 3 don’t have options to change velocity on the Midi Keyboard. Any suggestions how I can change this?

  • edited October 14

    Hi @kona

    You have several options:

    1. Install the Akai configuration app on your desktop computer and adjust the velocity sensitivity of your controller (if your device supports custom velocity curves).
    2. Purchase Audioveek's midi tools in the app store and use the Midi curve plugin to adjust velocity curves per pad.
    3. Tweak the velocity modulation for each pad in bm3 so it is less sensitive (or even disable velocity sensitivity completely).

    Hope this helps

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