100points

Akai Professional MPK 49

80points

Novation Launchkey 49

Akai Professional MPK 49
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Akai Professional MPK 49 vs Novation Launchkey 49

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 49
100
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Akai Professional MPK 49
80
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Novation Launchkey 49

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

  • Has tap tempo control
    ?
  • Has a MIDI-Out port
    ?
  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • Has a bank selector button
    ?
  • Has an arpeggiator function
    ?
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
    ?
  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
    ?
  • Has a MIDI-In port
    ?

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

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • Has plug and play feature
    ?
  • Has automapping technology
    ?
  • 4 more pads
    ?

    16vs12
  • 1 more faders
    ?

    9vs8
  • Has synth-action keys
    ?
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?
  • 28mm shorter
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    270mmvs298mm

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK 49

Buy used:

$101.15

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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$799.99
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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$499.50
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNektar, 49-Key Midi Controller (Impact G...Nektar, 49-Key Midi Controller (Impact GX49)
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$99.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNektar Impact GX61 Controller Keyboard
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$119.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
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$499.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
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$109.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonM-Audio Code 49 (Black) | USB MIDI Contr...M-Audio Code 49 (Black) | USB MIDI Controller With 49-Key Velocity Sensitive Keybed, X/Y Pad, 16 Velocity Sensitive Trigger Pads & A Full-Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
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$299.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAlesis VI49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard C...Alesis VI49 | 49-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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$229.00

Novation Launchkey 49

Buy used:

$200.51

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
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$222.44
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI K...Novation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Bundle with Knox Studio Headphones and Keyboard Stand (3 Items)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
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$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
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$599.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
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$109.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
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$163.26
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Co...Novation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Controller Keyboard 25 Keys
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$149.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton...Novation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton Live Controller, Black
Amazon logo
$159.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonM-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 | Compact Semi...M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 | Compact Semi-Weighted 61-Key USB-Powered MIDI Keyboard Controller with Assignable Controls, Pitch / Modulation Wheels and Software Production Suite included
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$177.02

Design

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

298mm

270mm

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

711mm

770mm

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

13348.31cm³

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

5.9kg

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 MPK 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 MPK 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.Has tap tempo control
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 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.
4.Has a bank selector button
Akai Professional MPK 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 an arpeggiator function
Akai Professional MPK 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.
6.Has navigation buttons
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 49
Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 pressure sensitive pads
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 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.Has synth-action keys
Akai Professional MPK 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.

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 49
The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 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 MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
5.Has automapping technology
Akai Professional MPK 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 MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 49
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Price comparison

Akai Professional MPK 49

Buy used:

$101.15

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
$799.99
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
$499.50
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNektar, 49-Key Midi Controller (Impact G...Nektar, 49-Key Midi Controller (Impact GX49)
Amazon logo
$99.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNektar Impact GX61 Controller Keyboard
Amazon logo
$119.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Contr...Novation Launchkey 49 USB Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live, 49-Note MK2 Version
Amazon logo
$499.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
Amazon logo
$109.99
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonM-Audio Code 49 (Black) | USB MIDI Contr...M-Audio Code 49 (Black) | USB MIDI Controller With 49-Key Velocity Sensitive Keybed, X/Y Pad, 16 Velocity Sensitive Trigger Pads & A Full-Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls
Amazon logo
$299.00
Akai Professional MPK 49 AmazonAlesis VI49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard C...Alesis VI49 | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and 5-Pin MIDI Out Plus Production Software Included
Amazon logo
$229.00

Novation Launchkey 49

Buy used:

$200.51

ProductStorePrice
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboar...Novation Launchkey 49 [MK3] MIDI Keyboard Controller for Ableton Live
Amazon logo
$222.44
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI K...Novation Launchkey MK3 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Bundle with Knox Studio Headphones and Keyboard Stand (3 Items)
Amazon logo
$239.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAlesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Co...Alesis V49 | 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Backlit Pads, 4 Assignable Knobs and Buttons, Plus a Professional Software Suite with ProTools | First Included
Amazon logo
$149.00
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Control...Novation 49SL MkIII, 49-Key Midi Controller
Amazon logo
$599.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonAkai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key...Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included
Amazon logo
$109.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Ke...Novation Launchkey Mini [MK3] 25-Mini-Key MIDI Keyboard
Amazon logo
$163.26
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Co...Novation Launchkey 25 MKII - USB MIDI Controller Keyboard 25 Keys
Amazon logo
$149.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonNovation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton...Novation Launch Control XL MkII, Ableton Live Controller, Black
Amazon logo
$159.99
Novation Launchkey 49 AmazonM-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 | Compact Semi...M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 | Compact Semi-Weighted 61-Key USB-Powered MIDI Keyboard Controller with Assignable Controls, Pitch / Modulation Wheels and Software Production Suite included
Amazon logo
$177.02

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