Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard
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is very nice
3 January 2013
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.
Summary: The Akai MPK49 is a controller, so it doesnt come with presets which is fine if you have FL studios or some other software installed onto your computer! It links with your software and completely cotomizable, so if you want your an Abino synth or something in your track, its easy to set and teak the...
Great build quality, easy to use, UPGRADE the pads
23 January 2012
Summary: As many other reviewers have been saying, the build quality of this product is great. Very sturdy, no rattling or flex. Connection and setup with FLStudio was a breeze (though I did need to hunt down some custom midi mappings). The feel of the keys is in line with what I expected.
Summary: This is a great unit for the money. I've had mine for a few months now without any problems. The drum pads are a bit stiff, but I rarely use them so it's not a bother to me. The keys do feel a bit cheap, but they're very responsive. The wheels and knobs are what make this unit though.
Not what I thought, but in some ways better than I'd hoped for.
Matthew Brown "Thew", amazon.com
27 October 2011
Summary: This device is most definitely NOT for any sort or amateur musician. When I bought this, I'm guessing there was either a great commission on the sale, or the employee at my local retailer just didn't know what he was talking about.
A great Midi controller - Excelente controlador Midi
30 June 2011
Summary: Excelente controlador midi, trabaja muy bien con FL Studio, Reason, Cubase.... Tiene demasiadas opciones y las posibilidades son infinitas a la hora de interactuar con secuenciadores, VSTs, Samplers de Bateria o de Synths, etc...
Great keyboard, and the pads are much better than some would have you believe
24 November 2010
Summary: Out of the box, I admit that the pads feel pretty damn stiff. However, as I mentioned in a comment on another review of this product, you can work with this. You can turn up the sensitivity, lower the threshold, or change the pad curve.
Not very user friendly, not for a novice programmer.
Twiddly Diddly, amazon.com
18 April 2010
Summary: I spent 2 days reading and working with this unit only to send it back. Sonar 8 and the MPK49 should be easy to set up as they are supposed to 'support' each other but they don't. You need to map this yourself and even then it isn't able to realize it's full potential because Sonar doesn't play well...