Akai MPK 249 Compact USB/Midi Keyboard Controller

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

198,000

  • 49 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC Pads with 4 banks
  • 8 Faders, 8 Control Knobs, 8 Switches
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
  • iOS Compatibility
  • USB MIDI/Power and MIDI I/O Jacks
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Product Description

Akai MPK 249 Professional Compact USB/Midi Keyboard Controller

The MPK 249 from Akai Professional is both a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies. From the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more. The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with both Mac and PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features forty-nine semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and also four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and also 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns. Thus, enabling users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and also extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad. Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist.

Features

  • Forty-nine semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Sixteen RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with four banks
  • Twenty-four assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (eight of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
  • Assignable footswitch jack and one expression jack (pedals not included)
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity

What’s in the box

  • Akai MPK 249 Keyboard Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Keyboard 49 x Semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
Pads 16 x Pressure and velocity sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads (4 banks)
Knobs 8
Other Controls 1 x Modulation wheel 1 x Pitch wheel 8 x Faders 8 x Backlit switches 5 x Transport controls 24 x Function/control switches 1 x Rotary data selector
Octaves 10, using octave up/down buttons
Arpeggiator Yes
Connectivity 1 x USB Type B 1 x 1/4" TS sustain pedal 1 x 1/4" TRS expression pedal 2 x 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O
Power Requirements USB powered
System Compatibility Mac 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended) OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended) 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Available USB port

PC

1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron-compatible CPU or faster (multi-core CPU recommended); Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended) Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended) QuickTime recommended Available USB port
Dimensions (WxDxH) 737 x 322 x 86 mm
Weight 12.6 lb (5.7 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 20.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.6 x 18.0 x 8.1"

Based on 5 reviews

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Best midi controller I ever spent money on, like this stuff is worth every penny.
    Great service too

  2. 5 out of 5

    I ordered from Gopandy.com after being badly let down by another supplier. How I wish that I had known about this company first ,I ordered this Thursday afternoon got an e-mail confirming then later in the day another telling me it would arrive sometime Friday within a one hour time frame.Early Friday morning I received sms text telling me when to expect the delivery, it arrived half way into the allotted time, was well packaged and included everything stated. I will use this company again without hesitation, the service I received was first class.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Love this midi kb. The pads are great (much better than the old version) the controls map correctly in Studio One with no adjustments which I really like. VSTs are a different story. Very happy with this item.

  4. 5 out of 5

    I found everything simple an efficient from ordering to the delivery. Thanks will use you again

  5. 5 out of 5

    Have purchased at least 3 times this year. Super fast order turnaround and very competitive pricing.
    Great work guys, thumbs up! Would sure recommend.

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