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Product Code: 69/MPK249

Akai MPK 249 - 49 Note Controller Keyboard

The AKAI MPK 249 is a 49 key USB MIDI keyboard offering a host of software features hardware controllers including pads, faders and encoders and sophisticated software integration, built-in arpeggiator MPC note-repeat and MPC swing! The AKAI MPK 249 will unleash your creativity with intuitive and performance orientated work methods. Included with all MPK keyboard controllers is Ableton Live Lite and a couple of other software sweeteners. The action on the MPK 249 is better than average. The MPK 249 has velocity sensitive semi-wighted synth style keys with aftertouch. 


    • MPK 249 PRODUCT FEATURES:

      Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

      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. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

      Genuine MPC Functionality
      Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With MPK249, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing lets MPK249 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro's groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

      Production Software
      MPK249 is armed with powerful production software-Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials-for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK249 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

      Virtual Synthesizers
      Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK249 users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK249 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project.

      Ableton Live Lite is a trademark of Ableton AG. Akai Professional, AIR Music Technology, and MPC are registered trademarks of inMusic Brands Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. inMusic is the exclusive distributor of SONiVOX.

      • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
      • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
      • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 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 & 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
      • 1 assignable footswitch jack and 1 expression jack
      • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
    • MPK 249 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

      Number of Keys:  49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
      Pads:  16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
      Q-Link Controls:  8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 backlit switches
      Computer Interface:  USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
      Octaves:  10 with Octave Up and Down
      Arpeggiator:  Yes
      Additional Controls:  MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
      Additional Inputs:  (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
      Power:  USB power; no power adapter required
      Dimensions:  29" x 12.25" x 3.38"
      Weight:  12.6 lbs
    • MPK 249 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

      Macintosh:  1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)

      Windows:  1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended), Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended

      Available USB Port
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