AKAI PROFESSIONAL MPK249 MIDI Controller with Pads and Software

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 49 Key MIDI Controller with Pads & Software 

The MPK 249 from Akai Professional is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more. The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features forty-nine semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad. Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist.


  • 49 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch

  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC Pads with 4 banks

  • 8 Faders, 8 Control Knobs, 8 Switches

  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls

  • iOS Compatibility

  • USB MIDI/Power and MIDI I/O Jacks

  • Sustain and Expression Pedal Input Jacks

  • Downloadable Music Creation Software

  • Mac OS X

  • Windows


  • USB / MIDI Controller:

  • Keyboard 49 Full-Size Keys, Semi-Weighted Action with Aftertouch

  • MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)

  • 1 x Wheel (Modulation)

  • 16 x Pads (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)

  • 8 x Rotary Encoders

  • 8 x Sliders

  • 8 x Buttons

  • Performance Functions Arpeggiator, Octave Shift, Transport Controls


  • I/O 1 x USB Type-B

  • 1 x 1/4" TS Sustain Input

  • 1 x 1/4" TRS Expression Pedal Input

  • 1 x MIDI 5-Pin Input

  • 1 x MIDI 5-Pin Output

  • OS Compatibility macOS 10.4.11 or Later

  • Windows XP

  • Windows Vista

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 8


  • Power Options USB Bus-Power


  • Dimensions (W x D x H) 29.0 x 12.2 x 3.4" / 737.0 x 322.0 x 86.0 mm

  • Weight 12.6 lb / 5.7 kg

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