84points

Akai Professional Max 49

70points

Arturia KeyLab 49

Akai Professional Max 49
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Akai Professional Max 49 vs Arturia KeyLab 49

Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
84
points
Akai Professional Max 49
70
points
Arturia KeyLab 49

Why is Akai Professional Max 49 better than Arturia KeyLab 49?

  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • 20 more buttons
    ?

    43vs23
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
    ?
  • Has automapping technology
    ?
  • Has touch strips
    ?
  • 50mm narrower
    ?

    741mmvs791mm

Why is Arturia KeyLab 49 better than Akai Professional Max 49?

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • Has weighted keys
    ?
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    16vs12
  • 10 more knobs
    ?

    10vs0
  • 9 more faders
    ?

    9vs0
  • Has hybrid synth feature
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  • 1 more encoders
    ?

    2vs1
  • 24mm shorter
    ?

    298mmvs322mm

Price comparison

Arturia KeyLab 49

Buy used:

$182.09

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Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controll...Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller (Black)
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$249.99
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$199.99
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Design

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

322mm

298mm

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

741mm

791mm

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

19088.16cm³

16500.26cm³

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

6.5kg

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
Arturia KeyLab 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

23

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 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.
4.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
5.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 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.
6.Has a transport control section
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 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.Has velocity sensitive keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
3.total keys

49

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.Has weighted keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
Fully weighted keys are designed to replicate the response and feel of acoustic piano keys. If you compose a lot of piano-oriented music, the realism of a weighted, hammer-action keyboard might be ideal for you.
5.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 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.
6.drum pads

12

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 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
Arturia KeyLab 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
5.Has hybrid synth feature
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional Max 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Arturia KeyLab 49

Buy used:

$182.09

ProductStorePrice
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controll...Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller (Black)
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$485.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI ...Arturia KeyLab 88 Essential 88-Key MIDI Controller
Amazon logo
$429.99
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 49 Essential Universal MI...Arturia KeyLab 49 Essential Universal MIDI Controller and Software
Amazon logo
$249.99
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
Amazon logo
$149.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
Amazon logo
$199.99
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
Amazon logo
$109.00
Arturia KeyLab 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
$394.98
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia Keystep Controller & Sequencer
Amazon logo
$129.00

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