MPK25 and keyboard amp

hi all, can a MPK25 be run through an amp? all I can figure is using the MIDI out to a keyboard amp. thanks. kevin
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    The MPK25 does NOT generate any sounds by itself. You'd need something other than just an amp/speaker to get sounds from it. You could host sounds on a PC/Laptop or through tablet/smartphone apps (if the device has a way to plug USB or MIDI into it and is powerful enough to run the software). It's also popular for use as an 'auxillary' controller for workstation or stage performance synths/pianos that are capable of generating sounds.

    The MPK2 series units usually come bundled with some sounds for your PC or Mac (Examples):
    Acoustic Piano: (Eighty Eight 2 by SONiVOXX)
    Synths: (Twist 2 by SONiVOXX, Hybrid by Air Music Tech)
    MPC Beat/Loop Machine (MPC Essentials by AKAI)

    The Pianos and synths are 'plugins' which means they must be managed by host software (Typically called DAW software). I think most MPK and/or MPK2 bundles come with Ableton Live Lite, which you can use to host the included plugins on a PC or Mac. You can also opt to use your own preferred host(s) (DAWs and/or Scoring/Notation Packages).

    MPC Essentials can be run as a stand alone program, or used as a plugin inside a host.

    There are also a growing number of mini DAW apps designed to run on mobile devices which you might be able to control using the MPK2. Examples are iMPC by AKAI and Cubasis by Steinberg.
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  • thanks i am looking for a self contained unit that i can run directly into an amp.
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