Akai MPK 249

USB/MIDI Pad and Keyboard Performance Controller with 49 Keys

  • 49 Semi-weighted keys
  • 16 MPC pads with RGB lighting
  • Per 8 assignable knobs, sliders and switches
  • Inputs for expression and sustain pedal
  • Arpeggiator
  • MPC Note repeat
  • MPC Full level
  • Tap tempo and time division
  • Backlit LCD indicator
  • DAW Integration through comprehensive transport and parameter control
  • Assignable buttons for keyboard commands
  • 1 x jack input for expression pedal
  • 1 x jack input for sustain pedal
  • USB-MIDI and 5-Pin MIDI In/Out
  • IOS Compatible with Apple Camera connection kit (not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 737 x 311 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 5.71 kg
  • Incl. Software downloads: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials

Further Information

Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 8
Fader 8
Pads 16
Display Yes
MIDI Interface 1x In, 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes

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Powerful quality Keyboard controller

Sonic Sabotage, 23.03.2018
I use the MPK 249 xfor electronic music production, mainly on PC to control VSTs but also with external gear (Korg mini synth) or to control the automation inside the DAW (with faders and rotary knobs). I am generally very happy with the product, because:
+ Design is one of the most compact, I really like the form factor with pitch and mod wheel on top
+ Lot of control. With or without Akai VIP you can modify your soft synth parameters in real time with faders and knobs
+ presets work well on Cubase, Reason, Ableton (all 3 were tested). Further presets for all main daws (Logic, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Bitwig, Studio 1) are present, I did not test them personally...
+ Nice synth action keys, high quality
+ materials. It is almost all plastic (like 99% Keyboard controllers) except a heavy steel base but it is high quality and well built: no unwanted play, no noise, squeak whatsoever
+ bundled software
+ MIDI output (if you have also some old hardware around). If not connected to USB it needs however a PSU, which is not included
+ USB powered, no PSU needed with USB cable
+ Pads are usable (nice rubber material with LED lights),
- Quite pricey, but it is well built and has a lot of features
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Sturdy and reliable

Luís C, 15.01.2019
I'm not synth knowledgable, at all, but as my first MIDI controller, this is especially awesome in the response time and sensitivity of the Pads. It work OK with GarageBand and some other softwares. What I didn't know at the time of purchase is that this is just a controller, and doesn't have a sound bank itself, but I obviously don't blame anyone else but me for that.
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