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  • MettwoMettwo

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 01/30/08 at 09:09
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    Exactly what I needed ...

    UTILIZATION

    Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Reason ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I thought buying an M-Audio Axiom 49 by year-end but dernire Aki saw what was about to leave MODEL I temporis my purchase until that one is available. Unfortunately, it is clear Aki ad Precipitation Occurred just launched this product because I have a first copy of the REU that MPK49 Submitted dysfunction Ab key did not work or Fawn with an intermittent problem of sensitivity. I returned my dealer prfr. APRS few days, I have a second REU and l. .. same problem but on the F #. I therefore returned and I also now get a refund. I am really, because apart from this problem all t…
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    Exactly what I needed ...

    UTILIZATION

    Pro Tools, Native Instruments, Reason ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I thought buying an M-Audio Axiom 49 by year-end but dernire Aki saw what was about to leave MODEL I temporis my purchase until that one is available. Unfortunately, it is clear Aki ad Precipitation Occurred just launched this product because I have a first copy of the REU that MPK49 Submitted dysfunction Ab key did not work or Fawn with an intermittent problem of sensitivity. I returned my dealer prfr. APRS few days, I have a second REU and l. .. same problem but on the F #. I therefore returned and I also now get a refund. I am really, because apart from this problem all the other keyboard commands are gniales and fall to hand well. It is well recognized in Reason 4. What a pleasure to be able to easily control all the virtual instruments in a flash. Too bad this default, visibly SERIES, comes gcher pleased that I was: o (
    I think I finally fall back on my first choice.

    Edit: Actually, I bought a Novation ReMOTE 49SL COMPACT -> EXCELLENT!
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  • acryliqthugacryliqthug

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 01/15/09 at 07:54
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    Confre akai site ... seen and reviewed
    Everything is genia l. Nothing to say, the apreggiator, the look, feel etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Recognized directly in Reason, installation in under 30 seconds, everything works perfectly.
    I think that's not to be terrible, especially at the pads, especially the version Premire t borked. I buy rcamment 329 euros in home studio. Once the pads rgler well, one is obliged at all to type on like a nag. A quick and smoothly. The manual is too basic.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for some time so I see a time, I tried other models, and that is really the gnial. The ratio quality price, now and correct that there are one or two years.

    With e…
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    Confre akai site ... seen and reviewed
    Everything is genia l. Nothing to say, the apreggiator, the look, feel etc ...

    UTILIZATION

    Recognized directly in Reason, installation in under 30 seconds, everything works perfectly.
    I think that's not to be terrible, especially at the pads, especially the version Premire t borked. I buy rcamment 329 euros in home studio. Once the pads rgler well, one is obliged at all to type on like a nag. A quick and smoothly. The manual is too basic.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for some time so I see a time, I tried other models, and that is really the gnial. The ratio quality price, now and correct that there are one or two years.

    With exprience, so I do it again this choice, why not.
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  • daveleballerdaveleballer

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 01/14/09 at 01:58
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    The technical specifications that motivated my choice: A full keyboard! Pads, track faders and buttons weapons associated with arpgiateur fct. Latch ditable by the time division and other parameters. internal note repeat for pads, full level, Levels for 12 pads, knobs with 3 banks, 4 banks for the pads, the LCD for user-friendly modular pitch and speed, and transport keys recess.
    Connectors MIDI IN / OUT pity there is no THROUGH.

    UTILIZATION

    The key is trs enjoyable compared to other brands that produce these keyboards in the same order of price, the inking is heavy and well balanced level VLOC big snag I t return a victim of SAV, the key FA says only works intermittently and h…
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    The technical specifications that motivated my choice: A full keyboard! Pads, track faders and buttons weapons associated with arpgiateur fct. Latch ditable by the time division and other parameters. internal note repeat for pads, full level, Levels for 12 pads, knobs with 3 banks, 4 banks for the pads, the LCD for user-friendly modular pitch and speed, and transport keys recess.
    Connectors MIDI IN / OUT pity there is no THROUGH.

    UTILIZATION

    The key is trs enjoyable compared to other brands that produce these keyboards in the same order of price, the inking is heavy and well balanced level VLOC big snag I t return a victim of SAV, the key FA says only works intermittently and had a big problem for the new VLOC artabli shooting.
    The touch pads, for against, has nothing to do with an MPC or MPD worthy of the name, touch is hard and it's hard to do by hand, especially at the most VLOC to play, kind of kick bounces, there are SETTING THE sense and threshold, but it remains all the same bad compared to the style of legendary MPC, too bad.
    Conf. gnrale is quite simple via the LCD which is quite large and we easily accde gnralement paramtrage Midi channels, edit (especially for arpgiateur) etc ...
    The manual is certainly clear, it indicates paramtrages and every indicator, but it is far from being complete! This is a Quick Start Guide and instructions complte is available on the net, but in English, I am not a drang, but I put myself in place of those who do matrise not English, and qute is the forums, too bad.

    OVERALL OPINION

    So I use it for 2 weeks now:
    The pros: full-keyboard trs (arpgiateur, FUNCTION MPC pads with the layers, fader etc ...).
    The quality-irrprochable.
    The VAS-I did test and it is trsractif.
    Akai-lite provides LIVE, we will not spit in the soup!

    The -: -1 return SAV bote out of the FA say second octave key HS
    -Pads too hard or poorly Designed, nothing to do with an MPC.
    External-Alim absent but provided the now, I bought a transformer. Conrad SAVE for a full function USB and MIDI via my card Ext.

    I tried a novation remotesl 49, trs good keyboard with automap technology, but I turned on live and everything is easily assignable, so ... I would say that is its main competitor for the M-AUDIO AXIOM's not like an ordinary toy, trs cheap ... Months but expensive lol, normal.
    The report price is good quality, is not only touch the keyboard, its weight, its housing, the quality of the knobs and faders, touch keyboard, it is a keyboard prsence of choice.
    With exprience, I do not regret my choice, despite my return SAV, I just wish the touch pad, but I myself will wear srement, note that the pads NOVATION remoteSL 49 are much better, but this keyboard does not have faders, or arpgiateur let alone Fct. Note pads etc ... repeat

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  • noreunoreu

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 01/30/10 at 04:26
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
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    Simple, the fact that it brings a lot of things (pads, faders), I use it to ableton, great!
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    What connector (MIDI pedals ...)? ...
    </ul>
    USB to single possible to connect an expression pedal and sustain, and external power supply (not included of course ....)

    UTILIZATION

    <ul class="ul">
    The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?
    </ul>
    I never had the opportunity to try the pads of the MPC series, and apparently, although it is also akai, those of mpk not worth much in comparison ... but I find them very well personally, but the keyboard has a touch that is enough to make electro ba…
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    <ul class="ul">
    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    </ul>
    Simple, the fact that it brings a lot of things (pads, faders), I use it to ableton, great!
    <ul class="ul">
    What connector (MIDI pedals ...)? ...
    </ul>
    USB to single possible to connect an expression pedal and sustain, and external power supply (not included of course ....)

    UTILIZATION

    <ul class="ul">
    The touch keyboard is it nice? Should your use?
    </ul>
    I never had the opportunity to try the pads of the MPC series, and apparently, although it is also akai, those of mpk not worth much in comparison ... but I find them very well personally, but the keyboard has a touch that is enough to make electro bass lines, but do not try to play a piano with her ....
    <ul class="ul">
    The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?
    </ul>
    Yes it is clear, and with a small program that (lousy) but very practical.

    OVERALL OPINION

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    For how long have you been using it?
    </ul>
    4 / 5 months maximum Did you try many other models before buying it? I had to try a Ocassion axiom 49 in a mate, but that's what is so special that you love the most, the least? The - Let's say the 8 buttons found below the faders, 3 are struggling to react, we must push like crazy on it, yet I do not have the force, it has moved only 3 times in my room. .. A friend has the same (which is three meters from me ^ ^) and there is one that starts him do the same. Recognition in the problems of software (maybe that's just ableton eh) but I am sometimes forced to leave ableton, disconnect / reconnect) and then restart ... . + The pads are nice, with 4 different banks, 3 banks for faders ect ... Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ... I honestly do not know .... It is super good in use, but if the buttons and empires continues, I think (the store where I bought it, ie the warranty is now at 450km from home)
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  • PictocubePictocube

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 02/03/10 at 01:31
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    The complete: 49 Keys heavy, faders, buttons, knobs endless pads, a transport bar, all in one keyboard, rather compact.

    What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?

    The connectivity is provided, we will find something to connect two pedals, the midi in and out and what to put a transformer ...

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is it nice?

    The touch keyboard seems nice but I do not play the piano, at least it suits me perfectly.

    The general configuration is simple?
    The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?

    Very simple, pre-recorded presets work immediately in Reason, nothing to do.
    There are no banks 50 000, everythin…
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    The complete: 49 Keys heavy, faders, buttons, knobs endless pads, a transport bar, all in one keyboard, rather compact.

    What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?

    The connectivity is provided, we will find something to connect two pedals, the midi in and out and what to put a transformer ...

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is it nice?

    The touch keyboard seems nice but I do not play the piano, at least it suits me perfectly.

    The general configuration is simple?
    The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy?

    Very simple, pre-recorded presets work immediately in Reason, nothing to do.
    There are no banks 50 000, everything is accessible directly on the keyboard by touch ...

    The manual is clear and sufficient?

    The manual is simple, so clear.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one month, I hesitate between this model and the model similar to Korg, bigger, more expensive. I removed the other after playing a test in Keyboard ...

    I would do this choice at the moment, because at the price I got it (sales) it is surely hard to find better.

    What I like most is the pads, I had never had and it's very useful even if the maximum velocity is quite hard to get ... But the full option level can reflect on it afterwards.

    I think the value for money is good, it looks sturdy, works great and has the basic functions. Certainly there are not tons but for me who does that software is more than enough.
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  • roulitoroulito

    Return to sender

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 04/05/11 at 08:50
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    A lot of reading on the sites, comparison forums, youtube demo ...etc.

    UTILIZATION

    Touched: unplayable when you want chords, good dynamic, but very precise, I tried to get used to it but impossible.
    Manuel: Yeah
    Setup: very complex logic because no preset for this DAW factory while there is for everyone else.
    This detail was the deciding factor in my motivation to return my purchase

    OVERALL OPINION

    You need two weeks to test it, try to get used to it and then finally to abdicate!
    I unfortunately could not try it before, but I regret because I will not certainly not buy impulsively anymore ...
    The pads are not so catastrophic that on the other hand, contrary to what I'…
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    A lot of reading on the sites, comparison forums, youtube demo ...etc.

    UTILIZATION

    Touched: unplayable when you want chords, good dynamic, but very precise, I tried to get used to it but impossible.
    Manuel: Yeah
    Setup: very complex logic because no preset for this DAW factory while there is for everyone else.
    This detail was the deciding factor in my motivation to return my purchase

    OVERALL OPINION

    You need two weeks to test it, try to get used to it and then finally to abdicate!
    I unfortunately could not try it before, but I regret because I will not certainly not buy impulsively anymore ...
    The pads are not so catastrophic that on the other hand, contrary to what I've read.
    Value for money: expensive for a disappointment.
    I will not buy it again, for sure.
    Too bad because I like its appearance and ergonomics, but the keyboard has removed any possibility of adoption between me and the beast ....;(
    I ordered Novation 49SL MK2 which is supposedly better in its class.
    I expect the product soon and will give my opinion here.
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  • eljoakimeljoakim

    Pleasant and built like a tank

    Akai Professional MPK49Published on 11/03/10 at 09:02
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    I had before buying this keyboard a MPD32 with the build quality impressed me so I jumped on the MPK49 soon as I had a little money.

    Before that I had a mini keyboard travel M-Audio Axiom, a big shit unbearable to use, limited and soulless, like nearly all M-Audio products that I could try (always problems drivers , mac, which is a shame anyway!). So when I owed choose between MPK49 and Axiom Pro 49, seen my previous disastrous experience with M-Audio I have chosen the MPK49.

    It is plugged directly into my computer and powered by USB, no problem to see that side.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is super nice, semi-weighted quite heavy, but it is a matter of taste.
    For cons th…
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    I had before buying this keyboard a MPD32 with the build quality impressed me so I jumped on the MPK49 soon as I had a little money.

    Before that I had a mini keyboard travel M-Audio Axiom, a big shit unbearable to use, limited and soulless, like nearly all M-Audio products that I could try (always problems drivers , mac, which is a shame anyway!). So when I owed choose between MPK49 and Axiom Pro 49, seen my previous disastrous experience with M-Audio I have chosen the MPK49.

    It is plugged directly into my computer and powered by USB, no problem to see that side.

    UTILIZATION

    The touch keyboard is super nice, semi-weighted quite heavy, but it is a matter of taste.
    For cons the pads are really there to make nice. Unless it off velocity are downright useless, and far from the quality of the pads of a MPD. In terms of sliders and knobs, it's perfect for cons, fluid and solid.

    Manuel perfectly clear, no problems on that side.

    The general configuration is rather simple once you've figured out how to get there, but this lack of clarity-of "user-friendliness."

    Channel selection is very simple: once again we read in the manual (it does not jump clear in the eyes for those who discover the mode of operation common to all Akai products in which rule by a button that everything.

    For the patches can not be made simpler, but the beast is unpatched for Logic or Ableton default, it will create them yourself (quite easy with the patch editor Vyzex).


    OVERALL OPINION

    I have been using 4-5 months, am more or less happy. Very disappointed by the pads which are used to clearly nothing in the state, and the boat as I experienced in trying to get everything working with Logic. The two are clearly not meant to work together, we will use the elbow grease to use the keyboard to its full potential with Logic. Synchronization between MIDI arpeggiator, assigning all the buttons and sliders, this keyboard give me a good headache. And when I reinstall my computer due, I owed it all over again!

    In short, a better integration with Logic is not asking too much for a keyboard of this price.
    I never tried with other programs for which the keyboard patches pre-recorded as Sonar and Cubase, Ableton Live, but it was not really better, for the cons Reason recognizes and takes care of itself rather well.

    Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    I owned an M-Audio keyboard low range of drivers who had to be crappy, and M-Audio sound card drivers with worse, so I spent my path in front of the Pro 49, Axiom in a very bad experience with the brand. And I tried other keyboards in store for touch, I have chosen the akai.

    What thing do you like most/least about it?

    +
    Built like a tank, this keyboard is heavy and feels like to survive a lifetime of abuse on the road, then the sensitive semi-weighted heavy suits me perfectly.

    -
    Pads useless crap in the state, complicated to set up and run with Logic.

    Good value for money rather seen the amazing quality of finish, this keyboard weighs a ton, and clearly do not plastic made in china. Not easy to adjust, very little "user-friendly.

    Overall Rating 7 / 10
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