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Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard

49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized Read more

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Musician's Friend
5 March 2009
  • Excerpt: I just got this two days ago and want to point out that the other reviewer is incorrect. The pad settings are just for the pads, not the keys.Learning how to program this is a bit confusing, but here is the gem on what I have found so far.Don't try to edit everything in the globals, nor the presets, it doesn't work that way. Inside your preset, if you want to edit something, play a key, pad, move a slider, encoder, or transport button... THEN, click the edit key.
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Akai MPK49 USB/MIDI Controller With Drum Pads

27 July 2010
  • Excerpt: Akai have released another high end entry into the MIDI controller fray in the form of the MPK49 which boasts 12 MPC Drum Pads and a 49-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch in addition to the usual combination of knobs and faders totaling up to 76 assignable controls. It’s in the same ballpark as the Novation Remote SL series and those drum pads could just place it first for many musicians.
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MPK49 Review

Music Tech Magazine
21 February 2008
  • Excerpt: USB MIDI controllers are an increasingly common sight in project studios, but they’re also being used more and more for live performance work, with bands opting to use soft synths and samplers instead of their hardware equivalents.
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