I saw this and thought, ‘Isn’t this the Synthstation25, but without the iPhone dock?’ The Akai MPK mini has only just been announced and will apparently will be available by the ‘holidays’ for $199.
It is fairly obvious that the MPK is making use of the basic design of the SynthStation but seems to be getting some priority from Akai.
As a result I thought I’d check on the Akai SynthStation25 Keyboard again to see what was happening.
- Thomann in the UK have the keyboard as available in 2-5 days. I’ve emailed them to see if they’ve actually got it, but haven’t had a reply as yet.
- DolphinMusic in the UK has the availability status of the Akai SynthStation to “Reserve Order Now or Call for ETA“, so no change there. The price quoteed is still £79.99.
- Amazon have the SynthStation listed as ‘temporarily out of stock’, which doesn’t tell me anything really.
- Musician’s Friend in the US still has the Akai SynthStation25 listed as available from the 15th of October, and says “PRE-ORDER”. The price remains at $99.
- And lastly Music123 still says Akai SynthStation25 “Availability: Oct 22nd. Order now to reserve yours!” at $99.
So, no real update at all.