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Akai Professional MPK49Item ID: MPK49
49-key USB MIDI Controller with 12 MPC-style Pads
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A Great-playing Controller with MPC-style Pads Onboard!The Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI keyboard controller makes a perfect addition to your live or home studio setup! You get a very high-quality, 49-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch for starters; this makes the MPK49 and your virtual instruments as expressive as you want to make them! While this alone would make the MPK49 worth the price, the addition of 12 MPC-style velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads adds another dimension. an astounding 72 assignable controls make it easy to take command of your instruments and audio applications with the MPK49!
Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
The Akai Professional MPK49 features MPC-style Full Level and 12 Levels functions on its pads, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds.
The MPK49 delivers an amazing 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.
Akai Professional MPK49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Features:
Akai Professional MPK49 — the next generation of USB/MIDI performance controllers!
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Reviewsbased on 24 reviews
by Jonel Rodriguez from Raleigh NCThis gets the axioms butt anyway the sensitivity of the keys and the because they are semi weighted helps out while just playing piano I have no regrets with my purchase
November 16, 2011
Music Background: Student
A fix for the pads
by Encelia from Texas, USAThis has been a great controller for me; I bought mine in January 2010. My unit, like some other owners, had pads that you had to pound on to get any response, even with making all the appropriate fi... read more [+]xes in the hardware and DAW settings. I think some MPK-49 units just have problems. However, there are easy fixes; just look for youtube videos showing people putting foam or tape pads under each pad in the pad unit. I bought some foam underlay squares for $10 and it took me 5 minutes to install. My pads are now extremely sensitive with no crosstalk (adjust threshold setting to ensure this). The sounds I can get out of the pads are wonderfully better than using the keys. Don't let a bad machine here and there keep you from buying an MPK-49. If you're unlucky, just fix the pads, it's easy. close [-]
May 31, 2011
Music Background: hobbyist
by Rocksworth from USAI was looking to streamline my production tools. When i first started making beats i seen so many people with MPC's, but i couldn't afford one at the time, so went the route of a Evolution 61-key cont... read more [+]roller, Akai MPD-16 controller, Behringer mixer, and FL Studio 6 back in 2005/06. As soon as i seen the MPK49 i was blown away. It's the all-in-one solution if you use DAW's (FL Studio, Reason, Ableton, etc) to produce your music, i just got mine and just the look of it is inspiring.
February 21, 2010
Music Background: Hip-Hop, RnB, Pop
*** AKAI MPK49 IS A MUST HAVE! *** close [-]
The Real Deal
by Chris Rucker from Dayton, OhI just cant believe how great this product is. When I first saw this on youtube i said this has got to be the ultimate package. Its has note repeat, arpegiator, presets for programs such as reason, li... read more [+]ve, cubase, spectrasonic , gmedia or gforce, and you can even custom create presets for fl studio 8. I feel for those who need a good clean small working environment, the mpk49 adds both keys and pads for any genre of music. I can honestly say that this is the best midi controller right now hands down. By the way for those of you who see reviews telling you that the pads are not good pads, there cheap, there hard. there is a setting in the keyboard to give you as much sensitivity as possible for the pads and you can set the threshold for it also. close [-]
April 23, 2009
Music Background: Producer
The MPK49 is a perfect combo for your computer workstation, laptop, or sound module. This keyboard in combination with Native Instruments Battery, Ableton Live, Logic's Ultrabeat or Digidesign Strike, or Maschine will give you a workstation far more powerful than any standalone hardware. The pads are 100% AKAI, the reason producers buy MPCs. The built in arpeggiator is a feature other controllers in this category do not possess.
Akai Professional MPK49
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