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    Akai Professional MPK249 Keyboard Controller

    MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback and onboard transport buttons. MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

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    Gator Cases GKB-49 Keyboard Gig Bag

    Gator's keyboard gig bags are the ultimate in solutions for the musician on the go. The bags are constructed of durable 600 Denier Nylon. The keyboard bags include adjustable padded interior straps to hold your keyboard snug. Storage pockets are included perfect for cables and other accessories. This case also includes large zippers and heavy-duty comfort handles for easy transport.

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    Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, 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. MPK249 comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plug-ins, 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 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, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

    • 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
    • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads each with 4 banks for 64 pads
    • 24 assignable Q-Link controllers include knobs, faders, and switches (8 of each)
    • Revamped control layout with backlit LCD screen
    • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input and output
    • iOS compatibility using Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
    • 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 with split mode for expressive performances
    • 1 assignable footswitch input and 1 expression input
    • USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
    • Production software package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
    • Includes VIP3.0, the groundbreaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
    close-up image of Akai Professional MPK249 control panel with inset MPK249 logo graphic

    Made to play
    MPK249 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.

    Akai Professional MPC Music Production Center logo graphic

    Genuine MPC functionality
    Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level and 16 Levels functions are all on board for further inspiration. With MPK249 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 lets MPK249 users 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.

    Akai Professional MPC Music Production Center logo graphic
    screenshot from Akai Professional MPC Essentials desktop computer software

    Production software
    MPK249 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 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 MPK249 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

    screenshot from AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 virtual instrument software for desktop computers

    Virtual instruments
    Two high-definition virtual synthesizers bring the best of synthesis technology to MPK249 users. Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech is a versatile virtual synthesizer that combines the warmth of legendary analog 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.

    screenshot from AIR Music Tech Hybrid 3 virtual instrument software for desktop computers
    screenshot from Akai Professional VIP music software with inset VIP logo graphic

    VIP music software for effortless Integration, enhanced workflow
    Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with MPK249 and Akai Pro VIP3.0 (free download included, a $99.99 value). VIP3.0 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware/software experience, and grants you unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your entire VST library. Sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance. Load up to four different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound. Put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors. From live performance to studio production, VIP's user-friendly functionality coupled with a diverse feature set guarantees simple, seamless integration into your existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.

    More Information
    MPN MPK249
    Manufacturer Akai Professional
    Condition New
    Included from Manufacturer USB-A to USB-B cable
    Controller Type Keyboard
    Number of Keys 49
    Weighted Keys Semi-Weighted
    Key Action Velocity-sensitive semi-weighted with aftertouch
    Aftertouch Yes
    Onboard Controllers 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads
    8 assignable Q-Link knobs
    8 assignable Q-Link faders
    8 assignable Q-Link switches
    Control Connections 1/4" expression pedal input
    1/4" footswitch input
    Arpeggiator Yes
    MIDI Control Zones 1
    MIDI In, Out, USB
    Compatible Devices Mac/PC, iOS
    Bus Power Yes
    Software Editor No
    Width 29"
    Depth 12.25"
    Height 3.38"
    Product Weight 12.6 lb
    Unique Features Backlit LCD screen
    Music production software including Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist 2.0 and Akai Pro MPC Essentials (downloads)
    Akai Pro VIP music software for expanded control over plug-in instruments and effects

    Akai Professional Limited Warranty

    inMusic Brands, Inc. warrants to the original purchaser that Akai Professional products are free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for the period commencing upon the date of purchase from an authorized Akai Pro dealer and continuing for the following period of time after that date for (1) Year.

    This Limited Warranty is conditioned upon proper use of the product by the purchaser. This Limited Warranty does not cover: (a) defects or damage resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, neglect, unusual physical or electrical stress, modification of any part of the product, or cosmetic damage; (b) equipment that has the serial number removed or made illegible; (c) all plastic surfaces and other externally exposed parts that are scratched or damaged due to normal use; (d) defects or damage from improper testing, operation, maintenance, installation, adjustment, or service of the products.

    During the applicable warranty period, Akai Pro will repair or replace, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, without charge to the purchaser, any defective component part of the product. Akai Pro may, at Akai Pro's sole discretion, use rebuilt, reconditioned, or new parts or components when repairing any product or replace a product with a rebuilt, reconditioned, new or comparable product.

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    • Our central, midwest location ensures fast delivery times.
    • See below for transit day estimates. Please note, these are estimates and are not guaranteed.

    Generally, package estimated transit days are as follows:

    • Upper Midwest: 1-3 days
    • Central US, South East US, and East Coast: 2-4 days
    • West Central US: 3-5 days
    • West Coast: 4-6 days
    • Alaska & Hawaii: 7+ days
    All transit times are based in business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for most freight shipments. Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include public holidays and weekends (Saturday/Sunday.) For questions regarding estimates to your specific location, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-783-3368.