Arturia MiniLabAkai Professional MPK 49
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Top 19%
Top 12%137 points
Top 12%
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Arturia MiniLab vs Akai Professional MPK 49: 36 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

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

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
37% have it

4. weight

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

5. volume

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

6. thickness

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

7. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
48% have it

8. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
39% have it

9. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

10. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
99% have it

11. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
72% have it

12. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
39% have it

13. Has a display

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

14. drum pads

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

15. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
78% have it

16. Has velocity sensitive pads

Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
36% have it

17. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

18. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

19. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
69% have it

20. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
8

21. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
52% have it

22. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
16
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
8

23. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49
10% have it

24. 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.
Arturia MiniLab
Akai Professional MPK 49

25. width

338mm narrower.
373mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
711mm

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