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Akai Professional MAX49 - USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller

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You Pay: $499.99
Product Highlights
  • 49 Semi-Weighted Keys
  • 8 Backlit LED Touch Faders
  • 12 Backlit MPC Pads
  • MPC Note Repeat and Swing
  • Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer
  • Transport Controls
  • CV and Gate Outputs
  • Includes Audio Production Software
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The MAX49 from Akai Professional is a 49-key controller that delivers comprehensive MIDI and CV control utilizing an intuitive layout. The included AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software offers instant communication and setup with most music software and virtually all VST plug-ins.

Four banks of eight backlit LED touch faders allow for assigning up to thirty-two control parameters, using them just like analog faders by simply dragging a finger along their touch strips. Instant leaps can be performed in any MIDI value, from zero to full value, and everything in between.

Four banks of twelve backlit MPC pads provide a total of 48 assignable pads, allowing for integrating legendary MPC production capability into both live performances and recording sessions. The velocity sensitive pads come with the classic MPC Swing, Note Repeat, Full Level, and navigation controls.

USB MIDI, 5-pin DIN MIDI and Control Voltage and Gate outputs are available for controlling any number of software or hardware products. This includes everything from today's most advanced music software, to analog modular synthesizers from the 1960's. Mackie Control and HUI protocols are also built in for instant compatibility with industry standard DAWs.

The 49 semi-weighted keys feature channel aftertouch and large, centrally positioned transport controls provide straightforward track navigation. Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide latency-free modulation. An expanded arpeggiator includes a Latch button as well as eight different time divisions, and the controller also features a step sequencer.

49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch for complete musical expression
Built-in step sequencer for detailed track construction
Expanded arpeggiator with latch and time division controls
Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VST plug-ins
Twelve backlit, real MPC pads with MPC Note Repeat and MPC swing
Eight backlit LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes
Four pad banks and four fader banks provide a total of eighty assignable pads and faders
CV and Gate outputs for use with vintage analog synthesizers (1V per octave)
Large, centrally-positioned transport controls and rubberized pitch and modulation wheels
Mackie Control and HUI modes provide instant compatibility with many DAWs
Interface USB/MIDI
Keyboard 49-keys, semi-weighted with channel aftertouch
Pads 12 x 4 banks
Connection USB
CV (1V/octave)
Gate (configurable)
Programmable Controllers 4 x 12 Pads
4 x 8 Faders
4 x 8 Assignable buttons
Pitch and modulation wheels
2 x Footswitches
Expression pedal
Controls Real-Time

MIDI start/stop
Display 20 character x 4 row LCD
Power Requirements External power supply (included)
System Requirements Mac
G4/G5 1.25 GHz or faster (Intel recommended)
OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
USB port

1.5 GHz Pentium IV or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multi-core CPU recommended)
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
QuickTime recommended
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH) 29 x 12.5 x 3" (741 x 322 x 80 mm)
Weight 11.7 lb (5.3 kg)
Akai Professional MAX49 - USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller
  • External Power Supply
  • USB Cable
  • Avid ProTools Express Software License
  • AIR Ignite Software License
  • Ableton Live Lite Akai Pro Edition Software License
  • AkaiConnect Automatic-Mapping Software License
  • Vyzex Editor and Librarian Software
  • $50 Sonivox Virtual Instrument Software Promotion
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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