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Akai SynthStation49

Akai SynthStation49 49-Note iPad Dockable Keyboard Controller

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Akai SynthStation49 Keyboard

SynthStation49 is the most advanced, intuitive music controller designed specifically for use with the iPad and the first true iPad performance tool for musicians. Working seamlessly with Akai Professional’s heralded SynthStation software, SynthStation49 provides unparalleled music creation capabilities, including direct in-app MIDI recording from its velocity-sensitive keyboard, nine MPC-style drum pads and array of transport controls. In addition to its integration with the SynthStation app, SynthStation49 is also completely iOS CoreMIDI compatible, making it instantly compatible with dozens of music apps already in the App Store and hundreds more on the way.

Dock, power and position the iPad perfectly using the adjustable-angled cradle, or establish commanding control over your favorite computer software using SynthStation49‘s USB/MIDI port. Professional ¼” outputs and extreme portability ensure you’ll be able to take your sequences straight to the stage at a moments notice.

SynthStation49 is the only full-featured, professional keyboard controller allowing direct MIDI performance recording onto an iPad. Bridging Akai Professional’s popular MPK controllers with the previously released SynthStation25, SynthStation49 provides immense software control with forty-nine, full-size velocity-sensitive keys, nine backlit MPC-style drum pads and full transport buttons. An adjustable-angled dock for iPad allows the user to easily slide their tablet into the SynthStation49’s cradle and position the screen to their preference.

SynthStation49’s keyboard, pitch/modulation wheels and sustain pedal input provide great feel and the essential controls for musicians and producers to compose, record and perform. The nine drum pads of SynthStation49 give users immediate, intuitive beat-creation capabilities over the 50 classic and modern kits available within the SynthStation software. Program, Sequence, Song select and Transport buttons also provide quick navigation to the SynthStation App’s most used components for a seamless, efficient workflow.

SynthStation49 also contains a stereo pair of professional ¼” TRS outputs with volume knob for easy connecting to other pro audio equipment on stage or in the studio. A headphone output also lets users practice and compose in private. The SynthStation49’s USB port can be connected directly to a Mac or PC computer to receive power in addition to transmitting MIDI to and from music software – a great way to turn the SynthStation App or other CoreMIDI compatible App into a sound module. You can even use SynthStation49 as a traditional USB MIDI controller with your computer - no iPad required!

AkaiConnect SDK allows third-party developers to take advantage of all the professional controls and capabilities of Akai Pro’s SynthStation49 keyboard controller and incorporate support for those controls within their iPad applications. Software developers interested in creating programs compatible with SynthStation49 can submit an application now at SynthStationApp.com.

Product Features
  • 49-Note Velocity-Sensitive Keyboard Controller
  • Pitch and modulation wheels
  • Nine velocity-sensitive MPC-style drum pads which light when triggered
  • Dedicated transport control buttons including Play, Pause and Record
  • Play MIDI keyboard and drum pad performances into an iPad via CoreMIDI or AkaiConnect apps
  • Built-in, adjustable dock charges your iPad while positioning the screen at the perfect angle
  • USB port for connecting to a Mac or PC, receiving power and controlling MIDI music software
  • Professional 1/4" stereo outputs with volume control to connect mixers, speakers and recording equipment
  • Headphone output to practice and compose in private
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Keyboard Features

Number of Keys
The number of keys on the keyboard of the MIDI controller.
49
Key Weighting
The type of weighting of the keys on the MIDI controller
Non-Weighted
Mod Wheel
The mod wheel is used to manipulate or modify the sound of the sample triggered by the midi controller often an effect like the rotary cab effect of an organ.
Yes
Pitch Wheel
The Pitch wheel is used to bend the pitch of the sample the MIDI controller is triggering.
Yes
Aftertouch
Aftertouch is a signal representing sustained pressure that is interpreted by the MIDI device differently than initial velocity.
Yes
Octave Shift
A set of buttons that shift the keys up or down one octave for use on MIDI controllers that do not have a full 88-key keyboard.
Yes

Advanced Controls

Number of Performance Pads
The number of performance percussion pads that can be assigned to trigger samples in the MIDI enabled device.
9
Number of Rotary Encoders
The number of assignable rotary encoders on the MIDI controller
0
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders on the MIDI Controller
0
Transport Controls
Transport controls are an array of buttons typically consisting of: play, pause, stop, f-forward, rewind, and record arm, that are used to control a media player, recorder, or software based system.
Yes

Controller Specifications

Footswitch/Expression Pedal Input(s)
The ability for the device to be used with a footswitch, expression, or sustain pedal.
No
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
5-Din In
5-Din Out
USB (Type A)
USB
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
No
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.
Batteries

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

SynthStation49

Weight

25.00lbs

Internal SKU

synthstation49

Internal Product ID

33223

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