84points

Akai Professional Max 49

80points

Novation Launchkey 49

Akai Professional Max 49
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Akai Professional Max 49 vs Novation Launchkey 49

Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
84
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Akai Professional Max 49
80
points
Novation Launchkey 49

Why is Akai Professional Max 49 better than Novation Launchkey 49?

  • Has a MIDI-Out port
    ?
  • Has semi-weighted keys
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  • 21 more buttons
    ?

    43vs22
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
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  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
    ?
  • Has a MIDI-In port
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  • Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Why is Novation Launchkey 49 better than Akai Professional Max 49?

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • 8 more knobs
    ?

    8vs0
  • 9 more faders
    ?

    9vs0
  • 4 more pads
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    16vs12
  • Has synth-action keys
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  • Is compatible with iOS
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  • 52mm shorter
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    270mmvs322mm

Price comparison

Design

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

322mm

270mm

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

741mm

770mm

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

19088.16cm³

16839.9cm³

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

3.1kg

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 transpose buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.
2.Has octave buttons
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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.
3.number of buttons

43

22

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
6.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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.

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
3.has velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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

16

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
5.Has synth-action keys
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.
6.Has an aftertouch keyboard
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 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
Novation Launchkey 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.Has plug and play feature
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
4.Is compatible with Windows
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
5.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).
6.Is compatible with iOS
Akai Professional Max 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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