MATRIXSYNTH: Akai MPK49

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Akai MPK49

"THE NEXT GENERATION OF USB/MIDI PERFORMANCE CONTROLLERS.
Maximize musical ideas on-stage or in a home studio setting with the new Akai MPK49 performance controller. The Akai MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality, 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 MPC-style drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature popular MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters, and the Akai MPK49 performance controller has its own arpeggiator, for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.

The Akai MPK49 features MPC-style Full Level and 12 Levels functions on its pads, and MPC Swing can be applied to both Note Repeat and Arpeggio functions. Tap Tempo and time-division buttons allow for real-time control of Note Repeat and Arpeggio clock speeds. The Akai MPK49 delivers an amazing 72 assignable controls, with assignable inputs that include an expression pedal, footswitch, pitch bend and modulation wheel.

Discover the next generation of USB/MIDI controllers. Step up to the Akai MPK49."

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5 comments:

  1. Ribbons people.

    Don't really care about Joysticks, but touch-pads are nice too.

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  2. What i'd like to see is a nice vintage-inspired controller with aftertouch that would blend well with vintage gear.

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  3. Interesting, but I hope the build quality is good. It seems like Akai gear has been getting more and more toy-like lately with their color scemes and build quality.

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  4. It's been getting bad in build ever since Numark/alesis took them over.

    Alesis still hasn't delivered on their vaporware 49 key Photon announced 2-3 years ago and they never fixed the driver problems in their Photon X25.

    This looks like tha same thing, a toy.

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  5. I really like the look of this controller, but I'm also worried about the quality...when is it coming out?

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