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Akai Professional Max 49

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Akai Professional Max 49 review: specs and price

Akai Professional Max 49
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Akai Professional Max 49

Why is Akai Professional Max 49 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
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    43vs17.66
  • Total keys
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    49vs43.17
  • Drum pads
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    12vs4.83
  • Encoders
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    1vs0.35

Price comparison

Akai Professional Max 49

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Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
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$397.54
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonAkai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Vi...Akai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen & 10K Sounds Download
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$500.50
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonUpBright New 6V AC/DC Adapter Compatible...UpBright New 6V AC/DC Adapter Compatible with Akai AP-EDR-003 Professional MPX16 Recorder MPK225 MPK249 MPK261 Advance 25 49 61 Keyboard RITE AID BP3AR1 Hama DT60 Ktec KA12D060050033U SIL UD-004C 6VDC
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$10.54
Akai Professional Max 49 Amazon(Taelectric) US AC/DC Power Supply Adapt...(Taelectric) US AC/DC Power Supply Adapter Charger for Akai MAX 49 MAX49 Keyboard Controller
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$8.98
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 2...Gold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 25, 49, 61, MPK225, MPK249, MPK261, MPK Mini MKII, APC Key 25, Max 25, Max 49, MPK25, MPK49, MPK61, MPK88 MidiController. 6 Ft. Long (from Magik Fulfillment)
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$7.69
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 2...Gold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 25, 49, 61, MPK225, MPK249, MPK261, MPK Mini MKII, APC Key 25, Max 25, Max 49, MPK25, MPK49, MPK61, MPK88 MidiController. 6 Ft. Long (from Magik Fulfillment)
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$7.49
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Launchpad Ableton Live Controll...Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller with 64 RGB Backlit Pads (8x8 Grid)
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$169.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGator Frameworks Adjustable T-Stand Fold...Gator Frameworks Adjustable T-Stand Folding Workstation or Keyboard Stand; Weight Capacity of 250lbs; (GFW-UTL-WS250)
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$64.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
2.Has a display
Akai Professional Max 49
The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
3.height

322mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

741mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

19088.16cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
6.weight

5.31kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
2.number of buttons

43

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional Max 49
The arpeggiator is the main tool used by computer musicians to generate looped material. An arpeggiator is simply a generator of signals that controls the tempo, pitch, velocity, gate, and other parameters of the sound.
4.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional Max 49
The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
5.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
6.Has a transport control section
Akai Professional Max 49
The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
2.total keys

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional Max 49
Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
4.drum pads

12

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
Akai Professional Max 49
Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Akai Professional Max 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
4.Has a MIDI-In port
Akai Professional Max 49
MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Akai Professional Max 49
Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
2.The device is mappable
Akai Professional Max 49
Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
3.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional Max 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional Max 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional Max 49
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Akai Professional Max 49

ProductStorePrice
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi W...Akai Professional MPK249 | 49 Key Semi Weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Including Core Control From The MPC Workstations
Amazon logo
$397.54
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonAkai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Vi...Akai Professional Advance 49 | 49-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen & 10K Sounds Download
Amazon logo
$500.50
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonUpBright New 6V AC/DC Adapter Compatible...UpBright New 6V AC/DC Adapter Compatible with Akai AP-EDR-003 Professional MPX16 Recorder MPK225 MPK249 MPK261 Advance 25 49 61 Keyboard RITE AID BP3AR1 Hama DT60 Ktec KA12D060050033U SIL UD-004C 6VDC
Amazon logo
$10.54
Akai Professional Max 49 Amazon(Taelectric) US AC/DC Power Supply Adapt...(Taelectric) US AC/DC Power Supply Adapter Charger for Akai MAX 49 MAX49 Keyboard Controller
Amazon logo
$8.98
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 2...Gold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 25, 49, 61, MPK225, MPK249, MPK261, MPK Mini MKII, APC Key 25, Max 25, Max 49, MPK25, MPK49, MPK61, MPK88 MidiController. 6 Ft. Long (from Magik Fulfillment)
Amazon logo
$7.69
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 2...Gold Plated USB Cable for AKAI Advance 25, 49, 61, MPK225, MPK249, MPK261, MPK Mini MKII, APC Key 25, Max 25, Max 49, MPK25, MPK49, MPK61, MPK88 MidiController. 6 Ft. Long (from Magik Fulfillment)
Amazon logo
$7.49
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard C...Novation Launchkey 25 MK2 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$149.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Launchpad Ableton Live Controll...Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller with 64 RGB Backlit Pads (8x8 Grid)
Amazon logo
$169.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonGator Frameworks Adjustable T-Stand Fold...Gator Frameworks Adjustable T-Stand Folding Workstation or Keyboard Stand; Weight Capacity of 250lbs; (GFW-UTL-WS250)
Amazon logo
$64.99
Akai Professional Max 49 AmazonNovation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller ...Novation Impulse 61 USB Midi Controller Keyboard, 61 Keys with Microphone & Headphones Deluxe Bundle
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$489.99

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