These will be familiar to anyone with a working knowledge of Akai’s product history: It looks like with all the buttons it would be confusing, but trust me, its easy as pie. As it transpires, while there’s only one set of eight physical knobs, sliders and buttons, a Control Bank button lets you assign three different sets of data for these controls. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. See all 4 pre-owned listings.

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It gets the job done. I haven’t seen any other keyboards with this feature built in, but once you use it once, you will appreciate it so much. A full length, fully-weighted keyboard would be fantastic – and even for the serious hobbyist 49 keys may not be enough – but something tells us that Akai will address these issues in the future. As it transpires, while there’s only one set of eight physical knobs, sliders and buttons, a Control Bank button lets you assign three different sets of data for these controls.

In the meantime, here’s a compact keyboard that’s packed with features and performs superbly. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

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My brother took his back just to get an mpk49 after i had mine only 1 day Read full review. If your an advanced musician go for it, if you are a beginner I would start with a cheaper controller that auto sets itself.


Trending Price New. Perhaps the standout features, however, arrive in the form of two ‘sequence generating’ modules.

This keyboard cuts down time and enhances songs. To the left-hand side, orange-illuminated pitchbend and assignable modulation wheels glow gently.

Both strict and ‘swung’ values are available. Similarly, the Note Repeat button provides comparable performance via the pads, whereby any held pads will ‘repeat trigger’.

Show More Show Less. Show less Show more. Skip to main content. Installation is easy, and Akai has created a bunch of presets to get you started.

Akai MPK49 Keyboard

I could talk about this keyboard for days, but since i cant, just go to a music store and try it out The thing that drove me crazy was this was not aki plug and play instrument, I spend days programming and online or manual help was dismal, I got my best advice from online forums. Lots of control features. There are cheaper options available.

The biggest con of this keyboard is mlp49 you are using the pad, you have to use a lot of force.

Best Selling in Synthesizers See all. Cons A larger version would be nice. Accordingly, repeatedly pressing a single pad triggers one sound at the same velocity, but there are now 12 ‘predictable’ values from which to choose. That’s quite an impressive set of controllers, then, but appearances can be deceptive. All in all I am very impressed, especially for the price Verified purchase: So, if you want to adjust a plug-in’s volume, you look up akaai MIDI controller number for that product and decide if you want to restrict full controller movement.


A brief glance across its top panel hints at the range of control it offers, with the right-hand third offering eight ‘endless’ knobs, faders and switches. It is very durable and reliable. I also make sampled beats, and i dont feel like there’s any keyboard that can sample the way the mpk49 does. Mixing the song is sooooo easy with the knobs and sliders. This is enough to cover even complex plug-ins, and toggling banks to switch settings works well. Akai Electronic Keyboards with 25 Keys.