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Akai MPK249 49-Key Semi-weighted Performance Keyboard Controller
Akai MPK249 49-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard Controller

Akai MPK249 49-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard Controller

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Ideal for musicians and composers, the MPK249 keyboard controller from Akai Professional allows you to incorporate MPC workflow into productions. Its 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys are velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings, while its piano-style keybed allows for unprecedented response and natural feel. Built-in Octave Up and Down controls enable access to the entire melodic range, while its arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, allows for effortless exploration of complex melodies.

The MPK249 is packed with features and effects such as MPC Full Level that open up greater imaginative scope. Classic MPC Swing helps you obtain tight, organic grooves. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and short melodic sequences using 16 RGB-illuminated, MPC-style pads.

The MPK249 comes with a free download of Akai Pro VIP3.0 software to enhance your control of virtual studio technology (VST), virtual instruments, and effects collections. Ideal for studio production and live performance, VIP gives you quick and easy access to your entire VST library with user-friendly functionality and browsing capability. Packed with tons of features, Akai Pro VIP3.0 seamlessly integrates into your existing sound production setup to provide the ultimate platform for free creative expression.

Akai MPK249 Features

  • 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
  • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
  • Includes VIP3.0 - 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
  • MPK249 49-key semi-weighted performance keyboard controller1
  • USB cable1
  • Quickstart Guide1
  • Safety & Warranty Manual1
  • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
  • Keys49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Padsnbsp;16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive; Light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
  • Q-Link Controlsnbsp;8 control knobs, 8 faders, 8 backlit switches
  • Computer InterfaceUSB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • Octaves10 with Octave Up and Down
  • Arpeggiator Yes
  • Additional Controlsnbsp;MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, Time Division
  • Additional Inputs1x 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input, 1x 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
  • Power USB power; no power adapter required
  • Dimensions (W x D x H)29 x 12.25 x 3.38 inches (736.6 x 311.15 x 85.852 mm)
  • Weight12.6 lbs

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