AKAI MPK49 keyboard controller now available

Akai announced that the new MPK49 keyboard controller is now available. The Akai MPK49 ushers in a new era for USB/MIDI controllers by combining a high-quality, 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and 12 genuine MPC drum pads. 48 total pads are accessible via 4 pad banks. The pads feature the heart and soul of hip hop: the MPC Note Repeat function and Swing parameters. The Akai MPK49 Performance Controller also has its own arpeggiator, for creating quick, creative riffs in seconds.

Key features:
* 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and full-sized keys
* 8 full-sized, 360 degree rotation pots, each with 3 banks for 24 pots total
* 12 genuine MPC pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
* 8 full-sized sliders with 3 controller banks for each for 24 sliders total
* MPC note repeat and all-new arpeggiator
* 8 assignable backlit switches with 3 controller banks each for 24 switches total
* MMC/MIDI Start Stop transport buttons
* Large, easy-to-read custom LCD display


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