Akai Professional MPK 49
Akai Professional MPK 49
Top 12%137 points
Top 12%
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Akai Professional MPK 49 review: 32 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Akai Professional MPK 49
74% have it

2. Has semi-weighted keys

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
37% have it

3. volume

13348.31cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

4. Has a pitch wheel

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

5. weight

5.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

6. Has velocity sensitive pads

Akai Professional MPK 49
36% have it

7. Has octave buttons

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49

8. Has aftertouch keyboard

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.
Akai Professional MPK 49
40% have it

9. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
12
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

10. Has a bank selector button

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
38% have it

11. Has an arpeggiator function

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
14% have it

12. Has tap tempo control

A feature on some MIDI devices that allows to adjust tempo in real time based on an external input or by “tapping” a button on the device itself. It is used to allow musicians the flexibility of playing at any desired tempo based on their musical input.
Akai Professional MPK 49
13% have it

13. The device is mappable

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
79% have it

14. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Akai Professional MPK 49
20% have it

15. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
49% have it

16. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

17. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Akai Professional MPK 49
68% have it

18. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Akai Professional MPK 49
73% have it

19. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
1
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

20. width

711mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

21. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
8
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

22. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
8
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Akai Professional MPK 49
99% have it

24. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Akai Professional MPK 49
99% have it

25. Has a MIDI-In port

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
34% have it

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