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Akai Professional MPK 249 - Performance Keyboard Controller

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Akai Professional MPK 249 - Performance Keyboard Controller
Key Features
  • 49 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC Pads with 4 banks
  • 8 Faders, 8 Control Knobs, 8 Switches
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
The MPK 249 from Akai Professional is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more. The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.
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Akai Professional MPK249 Overview

The MPK 249 from Akai Professional is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more. The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features forty-nine semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad. Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist.

Forty-nine semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
Sixteen RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with four banks
Twenty-four assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (eight 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 and 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
Assignable footswitch jack and one expression jack (pedals not included)
USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
Production software package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
UPC: 694318015551

Akai Professional MPK249 Specs

USB / MIDI Controller
Keyboard49 Full-Size Keys, Semi-Weighted Action with Aftertouch
MIDI Control Surfaces1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
1 x Wheel (Modulation)
16 x Pad (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)
8 x Rotary Encoder
8 x Slider
8 x Button
Performance FunctionsArpeggiator, Octave Shift, Transport Controls
Connectivity
I/O1 x USB Type-B 
1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Input
1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal Input
1 x MIDI 5-Pin Input
1 x MIDI 5-Pin Output
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.4.11 or Later
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Power
Power OptionsUSB Bus-Power
Physical
Dimensions (W x D x H)29.0 x 12.2 x 3.4" / 737.0 x 322.0 x 86.0 mm
Weight12.6 lb / 5.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight20.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32.6 x 18 x 8.1"
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WILL THIS WORK WITH FRUITY LOOPS 12?
Asked by: Anonymous
Although not tested with FL Studio 12, I suspect it will work (so new). Here is a post from AKAI Pro referencing FL Studio 11:he Akai MPK2 series controllers combine deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. The MPK225, MPK249, and MPK261 are engineered to be all-in-one controller solutions for comprehensive interfacing and manipulation of virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. This articles walks through how to setup the MPK2 series controller with FL Studio 11.<a href= http://www.akaipro.com/kb/article/1597 target= _blank >http://www.akaipro.com/kb/article/1597</a>
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Are the keys velocity sensitive?

Are the keys velocity sensitive?
Asked by: Zach
I believe yes
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-23
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