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Akai Professional MPK249 49-key MIDI Keyboard Controller with RGB-Illuminated MPC Pads

  • mfr: MPK249
  • SKU: MPK249
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Product highlights

  • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
  • 1 assignable footswitch jack and 1 expression jack
  • Production software package included
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator

Akai Professional MPK249 49-key MIDI Keyboard Controller with RGB-Illuminated MPC Pads

Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, the MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.
Made To Play
The Akai Professional MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and a natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with an 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, piano harmony, solo leads, and much more.
Genuine MPC Functionality
Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With MPK249, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years - MPC Swing lets MPK249 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro’s groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.
Production Software
MPK249 is armed with powerful production software - Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats - for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio and MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Beats is a free and fully featured beat-making DAW software for both Mac and PC based on the legendary MPC workflow. It also works as a VST plugin inside any major DAW. From the moment you install MPC Beats, you're ready to start creating, fast. Utilize over 2GB worth of content including samples, loops, and built-in virtual instrument plugins to craft your sound. Experience plug-and-play compatibility with all class-compliant USB controllers. MPC Beats has plenty of power for ambitious creators with over 80 audio FX plugins to warp, manipulate, and transform audio into whatever you can think of. Plus VST and AU compatibility means there's room to expand your sonic palette with compatible third-party virtual instrument plugins and audio processing plugins. You can even record instruments or vocals with 2 stereo audio tracks to add live elements to your music.
World Class Software Suite Included
Comprehensive production software package for Mac and PC included - MPC Beats, MPC Beats Expansions, Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3, and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads). Ableton Live Lite is a trademark of Ableton AG. Akai Professional, AIR Music Technology, and MPC are registered trademarks of inMusic Brands Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. inMusic is the exclusive distributor of SONiVOX.
Welcome to the World of VIP Music Software - Effortless Integration, Enhanced Workflow
Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK249 and Akai Pro VIP3.0. VIP3.0 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware and software experience and granting the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and MPK249 maximizes workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual Instruments. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style, or articulation from your entire VST library - sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance - load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound - put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors, and much more. From live performance to studio production, VIP’s user-friendly functionality coupled with a diverse feature set guarantees simple, seamless integration into your existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.

Specifications

Keyboard
Keyboard Type Semi-Weighted

Questions

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Returns

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You have 30 days to make a return. During the holiday season, from November 1 to December 31, we extend the return window to 60 days. 
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We do not currently offer exchanges. Please return the item you purchased within 30 days and order what you’d like instead. 
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We currently only offer camera repairs at our Brooklyn store. The item must be dropped off and collected in person as we do not accept shipped items for repair. For more information, please call our Brooklyn store on 1.718.431.7900. 
Most items can be returned within 30 days for a full refund. Click here to read our full return policy. 

Shipping and Returns

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Flexible, Easy Returns

If you're not happy with your purchase for any reason, our flexible 30-day free return policy makes it easy to get a full refund. Click here to view our return policy.

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Akai Professional MPK249 49-key MIDI Keyboard Controller with RGB-Illuminated MPC Pads SKU: MPK249

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