With live gigs taking a toll and new music waiting to be produced, Akai Professional launch the new MPK249 Controller Keyboard in black. Featuring a 49-keys semi-weighted keyboard and the pad controlling system of the MPC series, it’s the perfect MIDI controller in any situation.
Whether you want to paly a melody or free-style finger-drumming, with the MPK249 Black you can! It also features an array of free software including Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3, SoniVox Twist and more!
The MPK249 Black is the ultimate controller for live and studio settings alike. It features a 49-keys keyboard with aftertouch as well as a 4×4 grid of pads borrowed directly from the iconic MPC line. The velocity-sentive keyboard allows you to capture all the nuances of your performance. What’s more, the octave up and down button let you access the whole dynamic range to create your leads, basses and harmonies all in one place.
The MPC249 Black includes 16 RGB-Illuminated pads, that are the ideal platform to trigger samples, one-shots, improvise beats and more. You can expand them up to 64 pads via 4 banks. Moreover, the Classic MPC Note Repeat, Full Level and on-board arpeggiator let you add instant dynamic flair and create complex melodic ideas.
Forget about tons of controllers! The MPK249 lets you seamlessly control your DAW in one place. Other than keyboard and pads, you’ll also have access to 24 assignable Q-Link controllers – including 8 knobs, faders and switches. What’s more, you can send and receive MIDI data from your instruments via the 5-pin MIDI port. The on-board pitch bend, modulation and octave controls support your creativity in a portable, road-tested footprint. 1 assignable footswitch jack and 1 expression jack enhance your performances with natural, piano-style sustain.
Included with your Akai Professional MPK249 you’ll receive an array of free software to accompany your music production journey. From the acclaimed live and studio DAW Ableton Live Lite to the virtual synhts Hybrid 3 & SONiVOX Twist to create complex textures, you’ll have anything you need to take your music to the next level.
Last but not least, the MPK249 Black includes the MPC Beats software. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks with top-quality audio effects, record audio and more! MPC opens as a plugin in any DAW, to let you work alone or in team without any hassle.