The Akai MAX49 - Top 5 Questions Explained

MAX49We've gathered together answers for five of the most common questions about the Akai MAX49 MIDI controller.  This article covers details about compatibility, connections, features, and more.

 

  1. Does the Alesis F2 Expression Pedal work with the Akai Pro MAX49?
  2. Is the MAX49 supported on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion?
  3. Is the MAX49 supported on 64-bit installations of Windows 7?
  4. Can the MAX49 split the keyboard for different MIDI channels?
  5. Is there interaction from the software parameters to the LED’s present on the Touch Faders?
  6. Where can I get further technical support?
 
 
Does the Alesis F2 Expression Pedal work with the Akai Pro MAX49?

Yes. The Alesis F2 Expression Pedal will function as intended when connected to the Expression Pedal input on the MAX49.

 

 

Is the MAX49 supported on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, and 10.8 Mountain Lion?

Yes. The hardware and latest versions of the included software are supported on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion.


Ableton Live Lite 8 Akai Edition

As of version 8.2.5, Ableton Live is officially compatible with OS X Lion. Live 8.2.5 is available as a free downloadable update to all owners of Live Lite 8, Live Intro and Suite 8. It is available at:

 

 

Is the MAX49 supported on 64-bit installations of Windows 7?

MAX49 Hardware

The MAX49 uses class-compliant drivers which are built into the Windows Operating system. It is natively supported on all versions of Windows 7, Vista and XP.


Akai Connect Software

Both 32-bit and 64-bit installations of Windows 7 are capable of running 32-bit applications. The Akai Connect software is a 32-bit application, and it supports 32-bit plugins and 32-bit plugin hosts (like Ableton) running on any version of Windows 7.


Ableton Live Lite 8 Akai Edition

Both 32-bit and 64-bit installations of Windows 7 are capable of running 32-bit applications. The Ableton Live Lite 8 Akai edition is a 32-bit application, and can be run on any version of Windows 7.


Vyzex MAX49 Preset Editor Software

 Vyzex MAX49 Preset Editor Software is supported on all versions of Windows 7, XP, and Vista.

 

 

Can the MAX49 split the keyboard for different MIDI channels?

Like the MPK25 and MPK49, the MAX49 cannot split keyboard range.

 

 

Is there interaction from the software parameters to the LED’s present on the Touch Faders?

Yes. If parameters in your software are altered without the use of the touch faders, the LED’s of the device will still showcase where the parameter is set. Additionally, if you are made edits to a saved set, without the use of the MAX49, when you connect the device, the parameters of the project assigned to the Touch Faders will be immediately present.

 

AKAI Technical Support and Warranty Service

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

www.akaipro.com/support