Akai MPK249 Black Edition MIDI Keyboard 49 Key with MPC Pads

The Akai MPK249 Black Edition is a semi-weighted 49 full-size key midi keyboard with Aftertouch. It features 16x RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4x banks for a total of 64x pads.

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Akai MPK249 Black Edition MIDI Keyboard 49 Key with 64 MPC Pads

The Akai MPK249 Black Edition is a semi-weighted 49 full-size key midi keyboard with Aftertouch. It features 16x RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4x banks for a total of 64x pads. The MPK249 Black Edition also gives you deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and the core technologies from the iconic MPC. Additionally, this midi keyboard comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins and DAWS.

The MPK249 Black Edition also offers a collection of production software that includes: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist 2.0 (downloads). This plug-and-play keyboard offers seamlessly integrates with both your MAC or PC and is perfect for studio and live performance scenarios alike.

DAW Integration

Experience total control of your DAW, virtual effects and virtual instruments. With a collection of in-demand controls, meticulously engineered for the modern producer and live performer; you can combine full transport controls and 24x assignable Q-Link controllers. These include 8x control knobs, faders and switches (expandable to 24 of each via 3 banks). The MPK249 Black Edition seamlessly maps to any assignable parameter for surgical creative control. Plus, the onboard 5-pin MIDI input & output, harness the power of our outboard equipment from a controller designed from the ground up to be the ultimate compact creative centrepiece.

The MPK249 Black Edition is loaded with core functionality so you can capture your creativity you can now pave the way for immersive, expressive performances. You can combine on-board pitch bend, modulation and octave controls to fully express yourself in a portable footprint. For additional versatility, the MPK249 Black Edition offers 1x assignable footswitch jack & 1 expression jack. As a result, you can embellish your performances with natural, piano-style sustain or expand your control-source arsenal for unparalleled creative exploration.

Unlock your creative potential

The 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch offer premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range. This makes it perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more. Unlock your creative potential and take your performance to the next level with MPK249 Black’s arsenal of MPC controls. 16x conveniently located, velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with RGB feedback provide the ideal platform for triggering; one-shots, drum hits, loops, instrumental samples and more. These are expandable up to 64x pads via 4x banks. You can add further dynamic flair and experience to the ultimate platform for immediate creative inspiration. This is possible due to the Classic MPC Note Repeat, Full Level and an onboard arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range and patterns. This offers an unrestricted exploration of complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

 

Also available is the Akai MPK249 (MIDI Keyboard 49 Key with MPC Pads).

  • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4 banks for expressive recording and performing
  • 64 pads
  • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera
  • Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
  • 1 assignable footswitch jack and 1 expression jack
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist 2.0 (downloads)
  • Includes VIP Software – the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
  • Includes MPC Beats Software complete with the finest features and essential production tools from the Akai Professional MPC Series

Technical Specifications

Note Keys:

  • 49 keys; velocity-sensitive
  • 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons or transposition

Pads: 16 pads; velocity- and pressure-sensitive; 4 banks

Knobs: 8 360o encoders; 3 banks

Switches: 8 switches; LED-backlit; 3 banks

Inputs / Outputs

  • 1 USB port
  • 1 1/4” (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input
  • 1 1/4” (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
  • 1 5-pin MIDI in
  • 1 5-pin MIDI out

Power:

  • via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately)
  • via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, centre-positive

Dimensions (width x depth x height): 73.7 x 31.1 x 8.6cm

Weight: 5.72kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.