Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard
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5 March 2009
Excerpt: Let me start off by saying the keyboard looks and feels fantastic,very professional feeling with the mod wheel to all the buttons. The only thing I can't stand is the pads they have no sensitivity which makes it hard to keep a beat. I really wish they added a power button the only way to turn it off is to unplug the cable everytime.
Pros: Pros, Easy To Use, Good Feeling Keys, Good Quality
Cons: Cons, No Power Button, No Template For Logic, Terrible Pads
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.
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.