Akai MPK249 MIDI Keyboard 49 Key with MPC Pads

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The Akai MPK249 is the new 49 Key MIDI Keyboard from Akai, designed to be a complete all-in-one production controller. The MPK249 features 49 full sized and semi weighted keys, 16 RGB backlit MPC Pads, 8 assignable rotary encoders, and 8 assignable faders. A must have for any professional studio.

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Akai MPK249

The Akai MPK249 is a 49-key keyboard controller with MPC pads, and a step up from the original MPK49. Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the MPK249 gives you deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and the core technologies from the iconic MPC. Additionally, your MPK249 comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins and DAWS. Featuring;

  • 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
  • 8 assignable knobs
  • Faders
  • Switches
  • 16 MPC-style pads onboard MPK249
  • Onboard transport buttons

Plus, three usable banks expand the number of knobs, faders and switches on the MPK249 (up to 24 each). While four pad banks enable you to use up to 64 pads total. Finally, the Akai MPK249 is optimised to work seamlessly with your MAC or PC. Simply plug-and-play with USB.


  • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4 banks for 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, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
Dimensions: 29″ x 12.25″ x 3.38″ (W x D x H)

Weight: 12.6 lbs

Power: USB bus powered

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