www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Akai-mpk-49-controller-keyboard.33940193
8.5 out of 10

Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard

49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized Read more

Great Deal: $399.00

Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard

Showing 1-10 of 24
Overall 8
8.0

Akai MPK49 review

The Mechanic, B&H Photo
7 April 2013
  • 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
  • Cons: Pads No Good
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Good Stuff

Billy Kool, B&H Photo
26 February 2013
  • Excerpt: I use this in my home studio and I like all the controls. Work great for me!
  • Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

is very nice

immerohnegott, music123
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. 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Functional, Good Quality
  • Read full review
Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 7
7.0
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Customer support 10
10

"Analogue !"

By Michael Rivard in Seattle, WA, zzounds.com
10 September 2012
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Sound 10
10
Overall quality 8
8.0
Customer support 8
8.0

"Akai MPK49"

By Derriziel P in Cleveland, OH, zzounds.com
28 August 2012
Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 7
7.0
Sound 9
9.0
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 8
8.0

"Akai MPK49"

By Cristian M in Philadelphia, PA, zzounds.com
11 February 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Solid MIDI Keyboard

MindPhlux, B&H Photo
25 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Have been wanting a MIDI keyboard for ages, and was debating between the Novation SL49 MKII and this one. Finally decided on this one because A. I wouldn't have to use external software for ableton (IE, Automap) and B. Price. I think I would have been happy with either unit. Not sure I made the correct decision, but this is a solid keyboard. I'm impressed with the build quality, it's heavy, the plastics used seem rugged.
  • Pros: Ableton compatibility, Easy to Use, Portable
  • Cons: Poor Action
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Great build quality, easy to use, UPGRADE the pads

Brian, amazon.com
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. Decent weight and response (though certainly not as good as full weighted keys would be). The knobs and sliders have a really good feel to them. Perfect level of resistance.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Solid and Dependable

Mr. Pwn, amazon.com
21 December 2011
  • 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. They really have a great feel and have yet to let me down. If you're a professional pianist, chances are you're looking for something well above this price point.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

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. Most basically, this is nothing more than a MIDI controller, which means you have to provide the programming to get the sounds you want, or you must have the proper types of software on your computer.
  • Read full review
Next page >>