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Akai Professional MPK249 Keyboard Controller

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The Akai Professional MPK249 USB/iOS MIDI controller is strong medicine for out-of-control DAW setups. For starters, the MPK249 gives you a most impressive keybed that's quite effective at communicating musical expression to your software. That's a big part of the puzzle. The intuitive control surface consists of 8 faders, 8 knobs, 8 buttons, and 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads, in addition to transport controls, and an LCD screen to keep you operationally up-to-date. You also get a bundle of free software, making the Akai Professional MPK249 an irresistible value.

Akai Professional MPK249 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features at a Glance:
  • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads derived from the MPC Renaissance (each with 4 banks)
  • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
  • New control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • 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
  • One sustain/footswitch jack, one expression pedal jack
  • USB bus power for plug-and-play connectivity
  • iOS compatibility via Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite and Pro MPC Essentials
  • Virtual synths included: Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist 2.0
Akai Professional MPK249 Keyboard Controller Specs:
Number of Keys 49
Type of Keys Semi-weighted
Aftertouch Yes
Pads 16
Other Controllers 8 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch Wheels
Encoders/Pots 8
Faders 8
Dedicated Transport Control Yes
Pedal Inputs 1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression
USB 1 x Type B
Hardware Requirements - Mac 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or Faster (Intel Recommended), 2GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron CPU, 2GB RAM, Windows-compatible Sound Card
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or Later
OS Requirements - PC Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
Power Supply Bus Powered
Height 3.38"
Width 29"
Depth 12.25"
Weight 12.6 lbs.

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