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.
â€¢ 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
â€¢ 8 full-sized, 360 degree rotation pots, each with 3 banks for 24 pots total
â€¢ 12 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
â€¢ 8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total
â€¢ MPC note repeat and all-new arpeggiator
â€¢ 8 assignable backlit switches with 3 controller banks each for 24 switches total
â€¢ MMC/MIDI Start Stop transport buttons
â€¢ Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display
The Akai MPK49 sells for a whopping $599. More information on the Akai MPK49.