Akai Professional MPK249 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

$549.96 $523.09


  • 49 semi weighted, velocity sensitive full size keys and a premium piano style key bed for unprecedented response and natural feel
  • 16 RGB illuminated MPC style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads the perfect solution for triggering samples, loops, one shots, melodies and more
  • 24 assignable Q Link controllers comprising 8 control knobs, faders and switches engineered for hassle free mapping and unprecedented DAW, virtual instrument and virtual effect control
  • Take command of your peripheral MIDI equipment courtesy of an onboard USB MIDI interface with 5 pin MIDI input & output
  • MPC mainstay controls included MPC Note Repeat, arpeggiator, MPC Full Level, Tap Tempo and Time Division
  • Comprehensive Production Software Package for Mac and PC worth over $200 included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 & Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
Akai MPK225
Akai MPK225

Premium, Natural Response

With MPK249, experience the ultimate in playing response from a controller equally suited to studio and live performance scenarios alike. The MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. A dynamic, expressive response and faithful capture of every subtle nuance of your performance is assured, thanks to MPK249’s velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range – perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

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Premium Response

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MPC Functionality

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Total Control

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Express Yourself

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Akai MPK225

Akai MPK225

Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live-the revolutionary, music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments-as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences-together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.

Hybrid 3 & SONiVOX Twist

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analogue synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls

MPC Essentials

With MPC Essentials experience the renowned MPC workflow in an easy-to-use creative program that works as your main DAW or as a plugin in your current DAW. Supercharge your production with a powerful 64-bit music production package featuring up to eight pad banks (for a total of 128 tracks), a 1GB sound library and user-friendly import capability for your own WAV and AIFF samples.

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Welcome to The World of VIP Music Software

Effortless Integration, Enhanced Workflow

Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK249 and VIP3.1 (Free Download Included).

VIP3.1 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format.

The combination of VIP and MPK249 maximises workflow that feels natural and enhances creativity. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your entire VST library; sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance; load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound; put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors; and much more.

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