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Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi ControllerItem # 62874

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CAPTURE EVERY NUANCE OF YOUR PERFORMANCE.
Maximize musical ideas on-stage or in the studio with the new Akai MPK49 performance controller. The Akai MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality, 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 genuine MPC drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature the heart and soul of hip hop: the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters. The Akai MPK49 Performance Controller also has its own arpeggiator, for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.

The Akai MPK49 features MPC '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 Akai MPK49 delivers an amazing 76 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.

More than just a USB/MIDI controller, the MPK49 captures the soul of your performance.

Key Features

  • 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
  • 8 full-sized, 360 degree rotation pots, each with 3 banks for 24 pots total
  • 12 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • 8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total
  • MPC note repeat and all-new arpeggiator
  • 8 assignable backlit switches with 3 controller banks each for 24 switches total
  • MMC/MIDI Start Stop transport buttons
  • Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display

Specifications

  • Number of Keys: 49 + 12 x 4 banks of drum pads
  • Type of action: Semi-weighted
  • Aftertouch (Channel)
  • Computer Interface: USB/MIDI
  • Displays: Custom LCD
  • Footswitchable Patch Changes: yes
  • Number of Independent MIDI Ins/Outs: 1
  • Programmable Continuous Footpedals: 1
  • Programmable Footswitches: 1
  • Programmable controllers: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
  • System Real-Time Controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC

Includes:

  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition - contains 28 custom Akai Impulse presets with samples
  • USB Cable

Applications:

  • Beat Creation
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Live Performance
  • Now bundled with a special proprietary version of BFD Lite virtual percussion software

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Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (4)
  • Responsive / good action (4)
  • Touch sensitive keys (4)
  • Good audio (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • MIDI (6)
    • Electronic music (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Has it all!

    By D Ron

    from Nowhere, CA

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

        handy piece of gear that has it all for those interested in taking your production software to the next level. personally i use ableton and the mpk gives me a good range keyboard, awesome mpc pads for drums, drones, and all misc back ground noise, plus a ton of knobs and buttons to help control your software to the next level.

         
        5.0

        It's just impossible to go wrong!

        By Joel F

        from Winston-Salem, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI
          • Travel

          Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

          What an awesome piece of equipment for the best price on the internet! I had read all of the great reviews on this controller, but there is nothing like actually putting your hands on it. The action is exactly what I like. It's semi-weighted and stiffer than your normal synth action. Soooo many controllers, its unbelievable! Quick and easy to program. Bus powered! I'm using this with Sonar 8.5 Studio. I'm about to upgrade to X2. Only took a few easy tweaks here and there and it works perfectly. Absolutely one of my favorite purchases!

           
          5.0

          Worth every penny

          By Ta_1290

          from Orange County, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • MIDI

            Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

            The AkaiMPK49 is popular for a reason, it is simply a fantastic all-in-one midi solution. The build quality is wonderful and the knobs and faders have a great feel to them. I found that it is easy to use and to get used to. Over all a fantastic product. Also, the customer service from PSSL was perhaps the best I've encountered. Needless to say, I am very happy with my purchase!

             
            3.0

            Versatile but lagging

            By DJ TechnicK

            from Fremont, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • Poor Action

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • MIDI

            Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

            I use this in my home studio and I have found it very useful not just for production but for dj'ing as well. The only thing bad about this midi controller is the slow response on the pads and keys. The delay is just enough to annoy you off after a couple of hours in the studio.

             
            4.0

            Simple and easy

            By Ron the Runner

            from Okinawa, JP

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Poor Action

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • MIDI

            Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

            Using this product with Reason 5. There is a lag to the product, however, I believe it's a combination between the keyboard and my computer.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Controller!

            By C. Weso

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Hip Hop
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI
              • Travel

              Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

              This product works great to produce hip hop beats. It has zero issue working with Reason 5 software and is a must own for someone who wants a midi controller for their beating making needs!

               
              5.0

              great product

              By malikrvrs

              from albuquerque, NM

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Plug-in and go
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • MIDI

                Comments about Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control:

                i really loved the product. I like how Akai really stand behind there products

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                6 Questions | 8 Answers
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                • Q:

                  How much does it weight?
                  Asked on 11/28/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    This keyboard weighs 13lbs.

                    Answered on 11/29/2011 by Donovan from Cypress
                • Q:

                  Does the machine work with both mac and windows
                  Asked on 11/4/2011 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes. You just need the right drivers but it should work natively with the Mac.

                    Answered on 11/7/2011 by Donavon from Cypress
                • Q:

                  what is the warranty on this product?
                  Asked on 5/6/2011 by ak from lexington,ky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The warranty with the factory is about a year.

                    Answered on 5/10/2011 by Henry from Cypress, CA
                • Q:

                  will this work on fruity loops studio?
                  Asked on 6/3/2010 by kid cudi from dnt worry about it

                  2 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes this is a USB/MIDI controller so you would just have to map out the midi options and the MPK-49 & Fruity Loops will get along just fine.

                    Answered on 6/4/2010 by Dizzle from Cypress, CA
                  • A:

                    yes i have used it in fl studio both on parallels for Mac and my Pc. works great

                    Answered on 6/26/2010 by malikrvrs from albuquerque, NM
                • Q:

                  what soft goes with it to sample add new drums n record and
                  Asked on 3/20/2010 by jay the newbie from sterling il

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    this question does not make sense. If you need help contact a product advisor ***800 945 9300***

                    Answered on 3/25/2010 by takk... from Long Beach CA
                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Contains ableton live light which would be perfect for making beats and sampling/mixing/looping.

                    Answered on 3/25/2010 by Stephen from PSSL from Cypress, CA
                • Q:

                  does this come with the midi to usb cable and power supply? and does this come with any programs in which to use it.
                  Asked on 3/11/2010 by snare squad from new albany, IN

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Control by Akai
                    Does not come with a usb cables/Programs or midi cables, but does come with a power supply.

                    Answered on 3/13/2010 by Sally Fields from Cypress, CA
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