WWW.AKAIPRO.COMMay 24, 2013
Maximize musical ideas on-stage or in the studio with the Akai Professional the MPK49 performance controller. The MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality 49-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 genuine MPC drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature the heart and soul of hip hopthe MPC Note Repeat and MPC Swing. The MPK49 even has a built-in arpeggiator for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.
The MPK49 also features MPC Full Level and 12 Level functions on its pads, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds. The MPK49 delivers an amazing 76 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, and pitch bend and modulation wheels. More than just a USB/MIDI controller, the MPK49 captures the soul of your performance.
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