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Akai Professional MPK249 49-Key Controller, Black-on-Blacktrue true
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- Power surges
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
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Engineered to be your all-in-one controller solution.
Made To Play
MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented 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, 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.
MPK249 is armed with powerful production software-Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials-for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK249 by adding up to eight pad banks, and four samples and insert effects per pad.
Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK249 users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer 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 serious sounds using simple controls. Together, these powerful instruments give MPK249 users professional music-creation tools that can jumpstart any project.
- Black-on-black finish
- 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
- 16 pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
- 8 control knobs, 8 faders and 8 backlit switches
- USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
- 10 with Octave Up and Down
- Additional Controls: MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo and Time Division
Order the black-on-black MPK249 now.
MPK249 49-Key Controller, Black-on-Black Specifications:Keyboard
- Number of keys: 49
- Action: Semi-weighted
- Key size: Full
- Velocity sensitive: Yes
- Aftertouch: Yes
- Key type: Piano-style
- USB MIDI: Yes
- 5-Pin MIDI: In/Out
- Sustain: Yes
- Expression: Yes
- iOS compatibility: Yes, Apple camera kit (sold separately)
- Audio I/O: Not applicable
- Other: Not applicable
- Knobs: 8 knobs; 3 banks
- Faders: 8 faders; 3 banks
- Drum pads: 16 backlit, velocity sensitive; 4 banks
- Buttons/switches: 8 switches; 3 banks
- Pitch wheel: Yes
- Mod wheel: Yes
- DAW transport: Yes
- Edit mode: Yes
- Auto mapping: Info not available
- Zones: Info not available
- Number of presets: Info not available
- Display: Backlight LCD
- Program change: Yes
- Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite, AIR Hybrid 3, SONiVOX Twist 2.0
- Arpeggiator: Yes
- Width: 29" (736 mm)
- Height: 3.38" (86 mm)
- Depth: 12.25" (311 mm)
- Weight: 12.6 lb.
- Construction: Info not available
- USB power: Yes
- Power adapter: 6V DC, 1A (sold separately)
- Free Standard Ground shipping (48 contiguous states, some overweight and Used/Vintage items excluded).
- Orders placed before 3 p.m. ET usually ship the same business day.
Every guitar or bass you purchase from Musician's Friend (electric or acoustic, New or Open Box) includes two years of protection from manufacturer defects.
Our Gear Advisers are available to guide you through your entire shopping experience. Call or Chat for expert advice and to hear the latest deals.