Overview

The Akai MPK249 is a professional-grade USB MIDI controller keyboard with 49 semi-weighted keys, MPC-style pads as well as Akai's assignable Q-Link controls. Superior software integration gives you tons of control over your DAW and virtual instruments, letting you ditch the mouse and focus on the music. 16 MPC-style pads and the signature MPC Swing and Note Repeat make it easy to build your sequences and lock in huge grooves. Compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS devices, the MPK249 can be bus-powered over USB for easy connection for live performances and comes with Ableton Live Lite, MPC Essentials and three virtual synthesizers so you can get started with your latest productions right out of the box.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • MPK249
Finish
  • Black
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Number of Keys
  • 49 Keys

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Akai MPK249 USB/iOS 49-Key MIDI Controller Keyboard
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  • the included software is worth the $

    Verified Purchase

    I really love akai products, they have never failed me. Before I dropped the cash on this machine I had to be absolutely sure that I was getting something worth my money because midi controllers can also be a lot less money for simple production. Once I learned that the included software VIP3, hybri…

  • Verified Purchase

    Great MIDI keyboard AND controller. If you're looking for a keyboard that does more, this is the one for you. I mapped this thing with Ableton and I am touching my computer much less. I also use this with Melodics for music education. Learning piano and finger drumming has been a new passion for me.…

  • Great all around controller

    Verified Purchase

    Love all of the controls. Keys feel good, pads feel good. I mostly use this with Ableton and to play desktop/eurorack synths. Super easy to assign any knobs or faders to Midi CC.

  • Nice Pads!

    Verified Purchase

    Great midi controller with a lot of options and responsive pads. If use able to and you may have to remap the pads but it is easy enough using just the controller alone. The orange LED lights that come to stock on the keyboard looked a bit out of place since you can customize the color of the pads …