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Akai Professional MPK249 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller with LCD Screen (16 Pads/8 Knobs/8 Faders), VIP Software Download Included
- All-in-one controller with keyboard and trigger pads for performing live and composing in studio
- 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with pressure sensitivity. USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
- 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads (64 assignable via 4 banks)
- 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 switches (24 assignable each via 3 banks)
- Includes VIP - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
- Please Note: This keyboard does not come with a traditional power adapter since the keyboard is mainly used with a computer, and the USB cable is the power cable because the computer fully powers the keyboard.
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From the manufacturer
The Akai MPK2 series comes with amazing software so you can start creating right out of the box. Below is the list of included software that comes with the MPK2 series.
- Ableton Live Lite Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech.
- SONiVOX Twist 2.0.
- Akai Pro MPC Essentials.
You're In Control
Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.
Each member of Akai Pro's MPK2 series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. Plus, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.
- Mac: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11or later.
- Windows: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron CPU (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Win 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP.
Made to Play
The Akai MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings.
Genuine MPC Functionality
With the MPK249, musicians can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build sequences using the MPC-style pads, and MPC Swing lets users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro’s MPC so legendary.
MPK249 is armed with powerful production software—Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas.
VIP provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format.
- USB Cable.
- Quickstart Guide.
- Safety & Warranty Manual.
- Includes VIP3.1 - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection.
Enhance your standard MIDI over USB Keyboard Controller with VIP and revolutionise your production and performance workflow.
16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads.
24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each).
iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output.
Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration.
1 assignable footswitch jack and 1 expression jack.
|Dimensions||19.25" x 11.75" x 3.63"||29" x 12.25" x 3.38"||35.63" x 12.25" x 3.38"|
|Weight||6.09 lbs||12.6 lbs||15.1 lbs|
|Drum pads||8 with 4 banks (32 total)||16 with 4 banks (64 total)||16 with 4 banks (64 total)|
|MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo, and Time Division||✓||✓||✓|
|Assignable control knobs||8 with 3 banks (24 total)||8 with 3 banks (24 total)||8 with 3 banks (24 total)|
|Assignable switches||4 with 3 banks (12 total)||8 with 3 banks (24 total)||8 with 3 banks (24 total)|
|Faders||-||8 with 3 banks (24 total)||8 with 3 banks (24 total)|
|Footswitch input jacks||1 assignable, 1 expression||1 assignable, 1 expression||2 assignable, 1 expression|
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The Akai Professional MPK2 series of performance pad and keyboard controllers are an all-in-one controller solution for studio composers and live music performers. The MPK2 series combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations with a keyboard for maximum flexibility without complication.
The MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch pressure sensitivity, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, 8 Q-Link knobs, faders, and switches, and onboard transport buttons. Four pad banks expand the number of assignable pads to 64 total, and three banks expand assignable knobs, faders, and switches to 24 each.
Plus, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity, so you can go where you need to and have all you need to.
- Note Keys: (49) keys; semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons or transposition
- Pads: (16) pads; velocity- and pressure-sensitive; (4) banks
- Faders: (8) faders; (3) banks
- Knobs: (8) 360º encoders; (3) banks
- Switches (8) switches; LED-backlit; (3) banks
- Inputs / Outputs
- (1) USB port
- (1) 1/4” (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input
- (1) 1/4” (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
- (1) 5-pin MIDI in
- (1) 5-pin MIDI out
- via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately)
- via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, center-positive
- Dimensions (width x depth x height): 29” x 12.25” x 3.38”
- Weight: 12.6 lbs
- USB Cable
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
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Great device. I use logic pro X and it has a preset for it. I have not had any issues plus it looks real cool too. I would say definitely get this if you use logic pro X, it has been worth the money I spent.
I'm still learning all the capabilities; it comes with a free basic version of Ableton Live.
I would definitely recommend fully weighted keys and a full size keyboard, and then maybe just get the drum pad separate IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT. A lot of people I've seen calling people who buy these stupid because it's not full size/weighted. Well it's also 4 times as expensive to do that, so, the choices for me were this or just continue trying to make piano noise with my computer keyboard/piano roll. This works much better.