The Akai MPK249 is a fully featured 49 note MIDI controller keyboard that is designed to sit at the centre of your studio, with 49 notes, MPC Pads, Sliders, Encoder and transport controls it gives you everything you need to be hands on with your music.
The Akai MPK 249 is a 49 note USB MIDI Keyboard Controller that is designed to be the central hub of your studio environment.
Akai have a rich herritage of making pad based drum controllers and machines, in the form of the MPC, no naturally it makes sense for them to implement their pad systems into their MIDI keyboards, thus the MPK series was born. MPK’s have alway been held in high regard, since they cram in so many in-demand features into a single keyboard chassis, without sacrificing quality.
The new era MPK is no exception, built to a very high spec for the most demanding of studio users. MPK249 provides all the controls you need to make music within any DAW, it includes;
A high quality 49-note keybed
16 RGB backlit MPC Pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
Eight sliders, eight rotary encoders with 8 push buttons (perfect for mixing duties!)
Full transport controls
And navigation tools for skimming through presets
And that’s not all, MPK now comes with VIP 3.0, AKAI’s propriarty plug in mapping tool that provides seamless integratio between your controller and VST plug ins, making for a much more “hardware feeling” workflow, couple that with the tactile input of the pads, sliders and encoders, you can really start to make your soft synths feel and act like the real thing.
If you’re looking for a controller to run your studio, then this is the Keyboard for you.
The main features of the Akai MPK249 include
49-note MIDI Controller Keyboard
16 MPC style pads
8 slider, encoders and buttons