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Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
Top 12%137 points
Top 12%
Top 10%139 points
Top 10%
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
Top specs and features

Akai Professional MPK 49 vs Novation Launchkey 61: 37 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
37% have it

4. volume

34.37% less body volume.
13348.31cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
20339.1cm³

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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
16

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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
79% have it

11. weight

2.4kg lighter.
5.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.5kg

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
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
66% have it

14. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
73% have it

15. Has synth-action keys

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.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
17% have it

16. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
20% have it

17. 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 Launchkey 61

18. Has velocity sensitive pads

Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
36% have it

19. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
68% have it

20. 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
Novation Launchkey 61
40% 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
Novation Launchkey 61
49% have it

22. 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 Launchkey 61
52% have it

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
99% have it

24. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Akai Professional MPK 49
Novation Launchkey 61
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
Novation Launchkey 61
34% have it

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