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AKAI Professional MPK 249

USB / MIDI Pad and Keyboard Performance Controller with 49 Keys

  • 49 Semi-weighted keys
  • 16 MPC pads with RGB lighting
  • 8 Assignable knobs, faders and buttons (each)
  • Inputs for expression and sustain pedal
  • Arpeggiator
  • MPC Note Repeat
  • MPC full level
  • Tap Tempo and Time Division
  • Backlit LCD display
  • DAW integration through comprehensive transport and parameter control
  • Assignable keyboard shortcut keys
  • 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
  • Software included (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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bsstrm, 31.01.2020
Excellent quality Keyboard for Home and Pro studios.

I use it with Logic X and have no issues with that.

Keys are weighted and solid, very good feel for playing. Drum pads are excellent sensitivity, coloured, just perfect to make beats. Knobs and faders are not cheap made, feels perfect and enough to control synths, plugins etc.

As for me it has everything to control your DAW.

You do not need to spent much money fo buying extra controllers. MPK249 does everything. Just study your DAW, and make good stuff

Excellent price, worth of single cent.
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All in one solution for producers/composers
maroon4ik, 27.11.2019
Awesome controller! Now I have a possibility to manage my VST libraries in a completely different way. The approach to writing music has become different. If I need to make a beat, I use the MPC style drum pads and preset customized for my plugins. The strings and synths have never sounded so realistic as now. Thanks to the faders and encoders, now I have the opportunity to manage all the parameters of my libraries and use the full 100% potential of my virtual instruments. There is a problem with the sustain pedal. The polarity on the controller is not adjusted and in order not to buy a new pedal, I had to reset the input of the expression pedal to work as a sustain pedal. So I think that this is a great purchase. Thank you Thomann for your good service and delivery. Looking forward to make my next purchase from your store.
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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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Oh Im in love with this thing!
Orestesguitar, 29.12.2020
Bought that a couple of years ago just heading into DIY producing and stuff.At that point I wasn't sure I would make it up for the investment but 4 years and many many hours of joy,music making,beat creating and overall fun stuff I'm totally in love with this midi controller!
I mainly use it with ableton, its real easy to use ,nice feel and response, nice velocity and sensitivity, oh the pads feel like classic AKAI pads if you into lofi,hiphop vintage vibes.
Recommended it to many friends/students and they're absolutely loving it!
Pros: Pro Build quality, nice feel and response, pads are amazing, faders and knobs for 8 channels, many many options to control your daw, gotta love it
Cons: cant find no con !
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