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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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Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard

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Overall 8

Expert Review

Musician's Friend
4 September 2010
  • Excerpt: This is my first full-on midi keyboard I've ever purchased. I've previously used actual synthesizers to act as midi controllers in the past. I am using this on Reason 5.0 and it does what is expected. However, my only gripes are the Pads and the Modulation/Pitch wheels. The pads are very stiff and flat and are basically rubber buttons. As for the Mod and Pitch wheels, they feel very cheap and have an another buzz when vibrating from the monitors.
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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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