The Akai MPK249 is a professional performance keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations.
With three banks of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks (up to 64 total). The MPK249 is will interface directly with your Mac or PC for plug-and-play connectivity.
Boasting 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for a killer response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, leads and much more.
The MPK2 Series also come with two virtual synthesizers bringing the best of synthesis technology to MPK users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesiser that combines the warmth of legendary analog synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create big sounds using a simple user interface. This combination of powerful instruments gives MPK249 users professional music-creation tools to get you started.
- 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 foot switch 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)
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