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Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
Top 12%137 points
Top 12%
Top 19%126 points
Top 19%
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
Top specs and features

Akai Professional MPK 49 vs Arturia MiniLab: 36 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

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

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
30% have it

3. 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
Arturia MiniLab
37% have it

4. volume

73.31% less body volume.
13348.31cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
3562.15cm³

5. 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
Arturia MiniLab
40% have it

6. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
12
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
8

7. 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
Arturia MiniLab
38% have it

8. 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
Arturia MiniLab
14% have it

9. 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
Arturia MiniLab
13% have it

10. 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
Arturia MiniLab
79% have it

11. weight

4.87kg lighter.
5.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
1.03kg

12. 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
Arturia MiniLab
66% have it

13. 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
Arturia MiniLab
66% have it

14. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
40% have it

15. Has backlit LED buttons

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

16. Has velocity sensitive keys

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
69% have it

17. Has navigation buttons

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

18. 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
Arturia MiniLab

19. Has velocity sensitive pads

Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
36% have it

20. Has a display

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

21. 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
Arturia MiniLab
49% have it

22. thickness

13mm thinner.
63mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
50mm

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

24. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Arturia MiniLab
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
Arturia MiniLab
34% have it

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