Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard
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Great midi keyboard for this price range
Henry B, B&H Photo
30 April 2013
Excerpt: Solid build quality and I love the feel of the keys. The drum pads are a little rough though, but I knew that before I purchased reading multiple review and testing the product in store before buying it here at B&H.
Excerpt: PROS right out the box I was impressed with the construction and feel of the mpk49. It felt very sturdy and a good hefty feel to it. The semi weighted keys are nice and solid good response. The sliders and knobs have a good tactile feel and all the buttons have a nice click to them. The design and layout of very things flows very nicely CONS of course having the maschine Mk2 comparing the pads to the mpk49 they are just not up to par.
Pros: Easy to Use, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
Summary: First off, this guy seems to be put together by people who make tanks. Build quality is, in a word, substantial. The keys feel good, though I've gotten used to my girlfriend's digital piano, which has fully-weighted keys. Along that same line, I found the velocity curve on the keys a little funky compared to the piano's, but it isn't something I can't get used to. Would be nice to have more control over it than a simple On/Off toggle.
Excerpt: I did purchase MPK-49 about a year ago for my "poor man home studio" I'm very pleased with this controller. I was looking at other brands but this one was the one for me considering quality and price.
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
Excerpt: First and lasting impressions: Solid, weighty controller definitely confirms it is a quality unit. Sturdy knobs and sliders, the keys have a delightful solid weight to them. Plug and play in most cases. I use it to produce music in FL Studio. Does not come with any FL studio presets, but after a short learning curve (first controller ever bought) getting my own preset mapped out did not take more than a few minutes.
Pros: Easy to Use, Responsive / Good Action, Solid, Touch Sensitive Keys