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

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

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

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

4. volume

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

5. weight

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

6. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
17% have it

7. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

8. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
66% have it

9. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49

10. Has navigation buttons

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

11. drum pads

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

12. Has velocity sensitive pads

Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
36% have it

13. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
13% have it

14. Has backlit LED buttons

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

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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
79% have it

16. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
49% have it

17. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
40% have it

18. Has a display

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

19. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
40% have it

20. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
38% have it

21. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49
14% have it

22. width

219mm narrower.
930mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
711mm

23. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
49
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
49

24. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8
1

25. 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.
Novation Launchkey 61
Akai Professional MPK 49

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