Akai Professional’s MPK controller keyboards have become standard equipment in many professional MIDI rigs. The latest MPK249 rocks improvements in every major area, from its new RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads to the superb action of its aftertouch-enabled 49-note keybed. The MPK249 gives you boatloads of workflow-enhancing features such as MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and an arpeggiator for complex rhythmic and melodic manipulation. With its assignable faders, buttons, and encoders (eight each), 16 performance pads, transport controls, LCD screen, and USB/iOS modes, the MPK249 gives you absolute control over your software.
Akai Professional MPK249 49-key Keyboard Controller
49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
16 RGB-illuminated MPC pads derived from the MPC Renaissance (each with 4 banks)
24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
New control layout with backlit LCD screen
USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output