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Akai Professional MPK49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with MPC Pads
|Price:||$699.99 + $16.17 shipping|
- 49-key, 12-pad, 8-fader, 8-knob USB MIDI keyboard controller delivers groove-infused command over computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
- 49 full-size, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch deliver amazing performance note after note
- 12 genuine MPC pads for legendary percussion programming capability
- 8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total; tweak, mix and adjust any MIDI assignable paramter to your hearts contentMMC/MIDI transport controls keep you in command of your DAW without having to touch the computer mouse
- Plug-and-play USB connection for Mac and PC; no driver installation required. Perfect for Logic, Cubase, Studio One, Reaper, Digital Performer, Ableton, etc
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|Item Dimensions||11.8 x 28.7 x 3.94 in||12.36 x 7.08 x 1.8 in||4.72 x 33.46 x 12.6 in||32.04 x 9.56 x 3.7 in||19.25 x 11.77 x 3.62 in||29.52 x 11.52 x 3.48 in|
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Maximize your musical ideas on-stage or in the studio with the new Akai Professional 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.
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Everything on this controller feels fantastic. Everything is weighted perfectly, the knobs/faders/keys all show a good amount of resistance (you can feel the high durability). The pads, as everyone has stated, are a bit too insensitive; you really have to hammer down on them to get a good sound.. but I've found quite a few kits that fix this and may even attempt to just put some tape under them to close the gap. This is my first MIDI Controller, so I have a lot to learn. It took me under 10 minutes to install everything and configure this keyboard to work with Fruity Loops (of which there is no preset for); I'm already making music.
The only *minor* complaints I have are that it didn't come with a power adapter (it runs on USB power, though, so it's still functional) and that it doesn't have an on/off switch.
I couldn't be happier with this product (I did a lot of research and roaming around different stores in my city trying out all of the controllers) or Amazon's quality of service.
I'm simply blown away.
When I get famous from the use of this thing, I'll surely come back and show Amazon my gratitude.
Wanna put a review out there cause I know there aren't a lot on the Amazon page for this product and was hoping to help prospective buyers. I've just gotten into music production this past year. I've played around and toyed with it for the past 2, kind of just trying demos and seeing if I liked the prefession/hobby itself. I was hooked instantly. This past year I just actually started to invest in a setup. I bought myself a DAW and have been working with it since January (I work on hip-hop music by the way). I found myself growing impatient and frustrated with the workflow of just clicking around with a mouse, so I set my sights on purchasing a MIDI controller to help improve my efficiency. After 2 years of researching controllers, being swayed by the Axiom (which I would have gotten had it not been for countless reports of the Blue Screen of Death malfunctions) I finally decided to lay my money down on this guy.
One of the best purchases I've ever made. Firstly, the keys are semi-weighted with aftertouch. Feel really good, just enough resistance. Not too light, and not to hard to push down like on a real piano. The body of the controller itself has a very robust, solid feel to it, being constructed of a thick tough plastic resting on top of a solid metal bottom. The controller comes with 30 available slots for presets, 16 of them built-in, including popular DAWs such as Ableton, Cubase, and Reason. One note as I know it is another very popular DAW, the MPK49 does not come with a pre-constructed preset for FL Studio. You will have to create one yourself from the Vyzex editor which comes on a disc with the MPK49. You have the ability to delete any of the built-in presets if you don't need them. The knobs have a solid feel to them, being able to rotate infinitely either way. The faders also feel very nice, with a nice smooth glide to them. All the buttons on this thing work just fine. The arpeggiator is easy to use and the pitch/mod wheels work nicely. The pitch/mod wheels as well as the screen of course light up nicely when the MPK is on. The pads now, cause I know this is what everyone was waiting on. The pads are as everyone says they are. They are pretty tough to push down and even harder to lightly tap to get a precise hit on them. I haven't yet gotten the upgrades from the guy who sells them on Ebay, though I plan to. would rather those than electrical tape, and they're cheap. But the pads do have a solid feel to them. I never had pads before so I was expecting them to be made of plastic or something. I wad pleasantly surpised when I felt them and they were made of solid rubber. There is no slip at all on those things. Very nice feel to them.
Overall I hope this helped out anyone reading or anyone debating on purchasing this item. This is a great base piece to your electronic music setup, and recommend it to anybody over any similar item.