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Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi Controller

Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi Controller
Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi Controller
Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi Controller

Akai MPK49 49 Key Keyboard USB Midi Controller

By Akai
(7 Reviews)
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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


  • 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


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


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

Please Note: Power Supply Sold Separately

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will this work on fruity loops studio?
kid cudi on Jun 3, 2010
BEST ANSWER: 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.
what soft goes with it to sample add new drums n record and
jay the newbie on Mar 20, 2010
BEST ANSWER: Akai MPK-49 Semi-Weighted 49-Key Kybd/Pad Contains ableton live light which would be perfect for making beats and sampling/mixing/looping.
How much does it weight?
null on Nov 28, 2011
BEST ANSWER: This keyboard weighs 13lbs.
Does the machine work with both mac and windows
null on Nov 4, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You just need the right drivers but it should work natively with the Mac.
what is the warranty on this product?
AK on May 6, 2011
BEST ANSWER: The warranty with the factory is about a year.
does this come with the midi to usb cable and power supply? and does this come with any programs in which to use it.
snare squad on Mar 11, 2010
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Akai MPK-49 Reviews
4.6 / 5.0
7 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
great product
Pros: Responsive / Good Action,Easy to Use,Realistic Sound,Touch Sensitive Keys,Plug-in and go,Portable

i really loved the product. I like how Akai really stand behind there products
June 26, 2010
Excellent Controller!
Pros: Easy to Use,Hip Hop,Realistic Sound,Touch Sensitive Keys,Responsive / Good Action

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!
October 3, 2011
over 6 years ago
Worth every penny
Pros: Easy to Use

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!
January 7, 2013
over 5 years ago
It's just impossible to go wrong!
Pros: Portable,Easy to Use,Responsive / Good Action,Touch Sensitive Keys

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!
January 23, 2013
over 5 years ago
Has it all!
Pros: Responsive / Good Action,Realistic Sound,Easy to Use,Portable,Pre-programmed music,Touch Sensitive Keys

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.
March 1, 2013
Simple and easy
Pros: Easy to Use,Portable
Cons: Poor Action

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.
November 16, 2011
over 6 years ago
Versatile but lagging
Pros: Easy to Use
Cons: Heavy,Poor Action

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.
December 14, 2011
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