AKAI MPK249 MIDI Controller Keyboard

AKAI MPK249 MIDI Controller Keyboard

  • 49 Semi-Weighted Keys with Aftertouch
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC Pads with 4 banks
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
  • USB MIDI/Power and MIDI I/O Jacks
  • Sustain and Expression Pedal Input Jacks
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The Akai MPK 249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more.

The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features forty-nine semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad. Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist.

Features:

  • Forty-nine semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Sixteen RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with four banks
  • Twenty-four assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (eight of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
  • Assignable footswitch jack and one expression jack (pedals not included)
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
  • Production software package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)

The Akai MPK 249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines software integration, enhanced workflow and core technologies from the MPC workstations, with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, DAWs, and more.

The keyboard is optimized to interface directly with a Mac or PC computer with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

The controller features forty-nine semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight assignable knobs, faders, and switches, sixteen MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to twenty-four each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to sixty-four total). Onboard octave up and down controls allows players to access the entire melodic range.

Genuine MPC functionality includes Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels. An arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The music production suite of software includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials for out-of-the-box music creation. MPC Essentials can run standalone and extends the functionality of the controller by adding up to eight pad banks and four samples and insert effects per pad. Two virtual synthesizers are available, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist.

Features:

  • Forty-nine semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Sixteen RGB-illuminated MPC pads each with four banks
  • Twenty-four assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (eight of each)
  • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
  • Comprehensive transport and parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, and arpeggiator for advanced rhythmic and melodic manipulation
  • MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division assist with dynamics and tempo
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive recording and performing
  • Assignable footswitch jack and one expression jack (pedals not included)
  • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
  • Production software package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0, and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)

Keyboard Controller
Keyboard 49 Full-Size Keys, Semi-Weighted Action with Aftertouch
MIDI Control Surfaces 1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
1 x Wheel (Modulation)
16 x Pads (Pressure/Velocity-Sensitive)
8 x Rotary Encoders
8 x Sliders
8 x Buttons
Performance Functions Arpeggiator, Octave Shift, Transport Controls
Connectivity
I/O 1 x USB Type-B 
1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TS Sustain Input
1 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) TRS Expression Pedal Input
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Input
1 x 5-Pin MIDI Output
OS Compatibility macOS 10.4.11 or Later
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Power
Power Options USB Bus-Power
Physical
Dimensions (W x D x H) 29.0 x 12.2 x 3.4" / 737.0 x 322.0 x 86.0 mm
Weight 12.6 lb / 5.7 kg

Shipment processing time

  • All orders are processed within 2-3 business days.
  • Real-time order tracking information will be sent via SMS and EMAIL once your order has been successfully processed and captured.
  • Standard/Free shipping does not include delivery on weekends or holidays.
  • Deliveries on weekend and holidays can be arranged at an extra charge to customer.

If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery. If there will be a significant delay in shipment of your order, we will contact you via email or telephone. We appreciate your patience!

Shipping rates & delivery estimates

Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

Shipment method

Estimated delivery time

Shipment cost

Economy Road

2-3 business days

Free / R850 and above

Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

* Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.