Akai Now Shipping MPK49 Keyboard Controller

Akai is now shipping their new MPK49 keyboard controller. The Akai MPK49 features a 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 MPC drum pads — 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The MPK49 also contains the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters, as well as its own arpeggiator.

• 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
• 8 full-sized, 360 degree rotation pots, each with 3 banks for 24 pots total
• 12 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
• 8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total
• MPC note repeat and all-new arpeggiator
• 8 assignable backlit switches with 3 controller banks each for 24 switches total
• MMC/MIDI Start Stop transport buttons
• Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display

The Akai MPK49 sells for a whopping $599. More information on the Akai MPK49.

Author: FutureMusic

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