Reviews and Problems with Akai MPK 49 Controller Keyboard
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Value for money 10
Ease of use 10
Overall quality 10
Customer support 10
"Awesome Midi Controller"
Gabriel R in Pawtucket, RI, zzounds.com
16 November 2012
Summary: Great piece of hardware. Sturdy pads are a little hard but works the greatest. Keys are weighed perfectly. I truly have no bad experiences with this device works flawlessly with abelton Live and I use it to create beats with Beat Thang Virtual.
Summary: This semiweighted keyboard has 49 full-size keys and aftertouch for a reali feel when playing. Twelve MPC drum pads with 48 total pads accessible via 4 pad banks. The drum pads are stiff but i guess its better to get a secondary drum pad controller.but the keys are great. this is just a controller so you need to hook it up to a computer or exter device to get sound.
Summary: Wow where do i begin! this is a great controller! just set the pads sensitivity to 16 highest and threshold to 1 and the posibilities are endless. 49 keys is enough but then again the more the merrier haha! overall great build and it works out of the box. and its not going to work beyond the keys if you dont put time into it! its a controller what did you think you were buying! its does more than what i expected and would recommend it to everyone!
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 synth sounds through this controller and not on your comp! Super cool product, I'd recommend it!
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... Aclaro para los que no tienen mucho conocimiento acerca de estos controladores: Es controlador MIDI, es decir, no trae sonidos propios, se necesita un computador o portátil con el software de audio o secuenciador con el que se quiera interactuar...
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. It's also important to note that the pads do loosen up with use. Break them in! As for the keyboard, it is on the stiff side. How you feel about this will depend a lot on what you're used to.
Summary: Akai mpk49 is a very well built midi board with endless possibilities when it comes to recording using the latest recording software on the market today. I'll use this board till it breaks or I die!!
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys