Akai Professional MPK249 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard at a Glance:
Juice your productions with authentic MPC functionality
With the Akai Professional MPK249, you can juice your productions with authentic MPC workflows, using the familiar tools producers have relied upon for years. MPC Swing delivers that tight, organic groove that made MPC units instant classics. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPK249's 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads. Also onboard is an arpeggiator that lets you easily explore more complex melodic ideas with its adjustable resolution, range, and patterns.
Addictive keyboard feel and plentiful performance controllers
At Sweetwater, keyboard feel is a big deal. (We're a picky bunch.) The MPK249's semi-weighted action is an ideal middle ground, working well for piano parts as well as fast synth leads. Akai Professional has also equipped it with assignable aftertouch - perfect for adding tasty vibrato and other modulation without having to disengage your hands from the keyboard. In addition to its assignable faders, buttons, and rotary encoders, the MPK249 is also fitted with sustain/footswitch and expression pedal jacks, as well as the de rigueur pitch and mod wheels.
Enhanced hardware control over your software = greater productivity
Seamlessly bridging the gap between hardware control and software performance, Akai Professional's latest generation of MPK controllers gives you the enhanced response of a refined new keybed, new RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads, the ability to send QWERTY-style commands via soft-controls, and a low-power iOS mode. It all adds up to enhanced hardware control over your software - which translates to greater productivity for you. The MPK249 is plug-and-play with your Mac or Windows computer, and it also sports iOS compatibility via Apple's optional iPad Camera Connection Kit. It even comes with free software, including Ableton Live Lite, Pro MPC Essentials, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and SONiVOX Twist 2.0
Akai Professional MPK249 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features:
Get enhanced control over your software with the Akai Professional MPK249!
|Number of Keys||49|
|Type of Keys||Semi-weighted|
|Dedicated Transport Control||Yes|
|Other Controllers||8 x Assignable Buttons, Mod, Pitch Wheels|
|Hardware Requirements - Mac||1.25 GHz G4/G5 or Faster (Intel Recommended), 2GB RAM|
|Hardware Requirements - PC||1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron CPU, 2GB RAM, Windows-compatible Sound Card|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.5 or Later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x Sustain, 1 x Expression|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Power Supply||Bus Powered|