Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard
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29 November 2011
Excerpt: Unless you need a full size keyboard or beat your keyboards to death in performance, this unit will serve you well. The weighted keys are nice. It was a plug and play accessory for composing in Finale 2012. No issues at all. Because of limited space the 49 key unit fits perfectly between my computer keyboard and the monitor. I rarely perform live, but this unit greatly increases entry speed for composition and editing.
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.