Akai MPK 249

Akai MPK 249Performance pad and keyboard controller from MPK series that has been engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution and combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. It comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. The controller features 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard 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, the unit is optimized to interface directly with the Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity. It comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more. Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With this controller, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing allows users to obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro’s groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly. The controller is armed with powerful production software – Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials – for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of the unit by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad. Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to the users. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analogue synths with a full range of futuristic, digital manipulation capabilities. SONiVOX Twist, a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument, makes it easy to create serious sounds using simple controls. Dimensions: 736.6 x 311.2 x 85.9 mm. Weight: 5.7 kg.
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