100points

Akai Professional MPK 49

68points

Arturia KeyLab 49

Akai Professional MPK 49
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Akai Professional MPK 49 vs Arturia KeyLab 49

Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
100
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Akai Professional MPK 49
68
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Arturia KeyLab 49

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

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
    ?
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • 80mm narrower
    ?

    711mmvs791mm
  • 19.1% less body volume
    ?

    13348.31cm³vs16500.26cm³

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

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • 1 more faders
    ?

    9vs8
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    16vs12
  • Has weighted keys
    ?
  • 2 more knobs
    ?

    10vs8
  • Has hybrid synth feature
    ?
  • 1 more encoders
    ?

    2vs1

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK 49

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standa...Akai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standalone Mini Keyboard & USB Controller With Built In Speaker, MPC Style Pads, On board Effects, 128 Instrument & 10 Drum Sounds, & Software Suite Included
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$139.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249
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$399.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonDecksaver Akai Advance 61 Impact Resista...Decksaver Akai Advance 61 Impact Resistant Polycarbonate
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$154.76
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional APC Key 25 | Compact U...Akai Professional APC Key 25 | Compact USB Bus-Powered 40-Button Clip Launcher for Ableton Live with 25-Note MIDI Keyboard and 8 Fully-Assignable Q-Link Controls plus VIP 3.0 and Software Package
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$129.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portabl...Akai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Mac & PC)
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$69.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonUpBright 6V AC Adapter Replacement for C...UpBright 6V AC Adapter Replacement for Contec 08A 08c Versatile Blood Pressure Monitor Akai Professional Advance 25 49 61 Keyboard Controller AP-EDR-003 MPD226 MPD232 MPX16 MPK225 MPK249 MPK261 6VDC
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$16.85

Arturia KeyLab 49

ProductStorePrice
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller K...Arturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller Keyboard
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$209.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controll...Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller (Black)
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$449.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab Essential 61 Keyboard MID...Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 Keyboard MIDI Controller Includes Analog Lab software with 6000 synth sounds
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$259.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$199.99
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Control...Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller
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$109.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonNative Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 ...Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Controller Keyboard
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$219.00
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
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$397.54
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia Keystep Controller & Sequencer
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$129.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonM-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 | Ultra-Portab...M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 | Ultra-Portable 32 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full-Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
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$119.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonAlesis VI61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Con...Alesis VI61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and 5-Pin MIDI Out Plus Production Software Included
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$279.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 walmartArturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB ...Arturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Extensive Hands-on Controls with MIDI Cable and Controller Keyboard Cloth
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$249.00

Design

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

298mm

298mm

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

711mm

791mm

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

13348.31cm³

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

5.9kg

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 MPK 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.Has tap tempo control
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
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.
3.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
4.Has an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional MPK 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.
5.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional MPK 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.
6.Has a transport control section
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 velocity-sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK 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.
5.Has pressure sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.
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 MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Has hybrid synth feature
Akai Professional MPK 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.
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia KeyLab 49
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK 49

Buy used:

$229.99

ProductStorePrice
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standa...Akai Professional MPK Mini Play | Standalone Mini Keyboard & USB Controller With Built In Speaker, MPC Style Pads, On board Effects, 128 Instrument & 10 Drum Sounds, & Software Suite Included
Amazon logo
$139.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK249
Amazon logo
$399.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonDecksaver Akai Advance 61 Impact Resista...Decksaver Akai Advance 61 Impact Resistant Polycarbonate
Amazon logo
$154.76
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional APC Key 25 | Compact U...Akai Professional APC Key 25 | Compact USB Bus-Powered 40-Button Clip Launcher for Ableton Live with 25-Note MIDI Keyboard and 8 Fully-Assignable Q-Link Controls plus VIP 3.0 and Software Package
Amazon logo
$129.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portabl...Akai Professional LPK25 | 25 Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for Laptops (Mac & PC)
Amazon logo
$69.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonUpBright 6V AC Adapter Replacement for C...UpBright 6V AC Adapter Replacement for Contec 08A 08c Versatile Blood Pressure Monitor Akai Professional Advance 25 49 61 Keyboard Controller AP-EDR-003 MPD226 MPD232 MPX16 MPK225 MPK249 MPK261 6VDC
Amazon logo
$16.85

Arturia KeyLab 49

ProductStorePrice
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller K...Arturia Keylab 49 Essential Controller Keyboard
Amazon logo
$209.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controll...Arturia KeyLab 49 MKII Keyboard Controller (Black)
Amazon logo
$449.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia KeyLab Essential 61 Keyboard MID...Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 Keyboard MIDI Controller Includes Analog Lab software with 6000 synth sounds
Amazon logo
$259.00
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 AmazonNative Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 ...Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol A49 Controller Keyboard
Amazon logo
$219.00
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
$397.54
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonArturia Keystep Controller & Sequencer
Amazon logo
$129.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonM-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 | Ultra-Portab...M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 | Ultra-Portable 32 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Trigger Pads & A Full-Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
Amazon logo
$119.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 AmazonAlesis VI61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Con...Alesis VI61 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and 5-Pin MIDI Out Plus Production Software Included
Amazon logo
$279.00
Arturia KeyLab 49 walmartArturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB ...Arturia KeyLab 61 Essential 61-Note USB MIDI Controller Keyboard with Extensive Hands-on Controls with MIDI Cable and Controller Keyboard Cloth
walmart logo
$249.00

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