Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro’s MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and on-board transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.
Premium, Natural Response
With MPK249, experience the ultimate in playing response from a controller equally suited to studio and live performance scenarios alike. The MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium Akai Professional piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. A dynamic, expressive response and faithful capture of every subtle nuance of your performance is assured, thanks to MPK249’s velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range – perfect for bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more