Akai MPK49

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Akai MPK49

Post by eucarya » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:48 am

Anyone used this controller? I've been thinking about getting one to replace my MicroKontrol and MPD24 setup...

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Post by MarkM » Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:16 pm

I own one and love it. The arp is really handy. I can use the clock to sync to several synths and softsynths. The pads have to be hit hard on some soft synths but with a compressor in line they get more sensitive. The pads work great without a compressor on some of my hardware synths like my RM1X. You'll love the repeat function on the pads. You can set divide the clock all the way up to 1/32 for the repeat (as well as for the arp.) The controller seems well made and editing is simple and intuitive. The keys are pretty good. I like the fact that you can assign the individual pads to any Midi channel. You can then play the keys on one channel and the pads on another. I think you get a lot for the money.

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