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100points

Akai Professional MPK 49

90points

Novation Impulse 49

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Akai Professional MPK 49 vs Novation Impulse 49

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
100
points
Akai Professional MPK 49
90
points
Novation Impulse 49

Why is Akai Professional MPK 49 better than Novation Impulse 49?

  • Has navigation buttons
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • The device is mappable
    ?
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    12vs8
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • 34mm shorter
    298mmvs332mm
  • 52.48% less body volume
    13348.31cm³vs28087.2cm³
  • 37mm thinner
    63mmvs100mm

Why is Novation Impulse 49 better than Akai Professional MPK 49?

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • 1 more faders
    ?

    9vs8
  • Has automapping technology
    ?
  • 896g lighter
    5kgvs5896g

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK 49

Novation Impulse 49

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
2.Has a display
?

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
3.weight
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

5.9kg

5kg

4.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

298mm

332mm

5.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

13348.31cm³

28087.2cm³

6.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

63mm

100mm

Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose buttons
?

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.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
2.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
Novation Impulse 49
3.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
Novation Impulse 49
4.Has navigation buttons
?

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
5.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
Novation Impulse 49
6.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
Novation Impulse 49

Keys & Pads

1.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
Novation Impulse 49
2.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

49

3.Has velocity sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
4.drum pads
?

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

12

8

5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
?

Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
6.Has pressure sensitive pads
?

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.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
?

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
2.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
Novation Impulse 49
3.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
Novation Impulse 49
4.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
?

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49

Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
?

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.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
2.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
Novation Impulse 49
3.Is compatible with Windows
?

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
4.Has automapping technology
?

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Impulse 49

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