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Akai Pro MAX49

USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller w/ 49 Semi-Weighted Keys, Aftertouch, Step Sequencer & More!

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Akai Pro MAX49:

A new era is upon us!

The awesome MAX49 from Akai Professional delivers unprecedented MIDI and CV control right at your fingertips. The MAX49 is a USB keyboard controller with an user-friendly layout and AkaiConnect auto-mapping software. The MAX49 provides a tremendously immersive experience with your preferred music software and virtually all VST plugins on the market today. With its 12 MPC pads, its 49 semi-weighted keys (with Aftertouch), its earth-shattering LED touch faders, and not to mention its vintage CV & Gate outputs, the Akai Pro MAX49 utilizes the latest and greatest Akai Pro technology with old-school capability to grant you an unforgettable music production adventure.

CUTTING-EDGE

MAX49 is one of the most unique controllers ever engineered. Right away you'll notice one of its most distinguishing features: four banks of eight backlit LED touch faders, allowing you to assign up to 32 control parameters. You can use MAX49's LED touch faders just like analog faders by simply dragging your finger along their touch strips, or you can perform instant leaps in any MIDI value from zero to maxed out and everything in between - an unprecedented, unmatched controller capability.

CLASSIC

MAX49 is also equipped with four banks of 12 backlit MPC pads, giving you a total of 48 assignable pads, allowing you to integrate legendary Akai Pro production capability into live performances and recording sessions alike. These backlit, velocity sensitive pads come with classic MPC Swing, Note Repeat, Full Level and navigation controls to give you all the tools you need to create music at your highest level.

MAX49 comes ready to command any controller hardware or software from any era: USB MIDI, traditional 5-pin DIN MIDI and even Control Voltage and Gate outputs are onboard, allowing you to control everything from today's most advanced music software, to analog modular synths from as far back as the 1960s. Mackie Control and HUI protocols are also built in to give you instant compatibility with many industry standard DAWs.

COMPLETE

When you're ready to get down to business, MAX49 delivers essential controller features with excellence. 49 semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch are laid out before you, providing professional feel, perfect response and full musical expression. Large, centrally positioned transport controls give you straightforward track navigation, and rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide for instant creative flourishes. MAX49's expanded arpeggiator includes a Latch button as well as eight different time divisions to create sweeping and endlessly varied melodic cascades. A built-in step sequencer allows you to get the music in your head laid down with exacting detail.

CONTROL TO THE MAX

MAX49 comes with AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software, so you'll be up and running in your favorite DAW and VSTs in seconds. AkaiConnect has been designed to eliminate the guesswork and give you more time creating and less time setting up controls. Instantly assign MAX49's MPC pads, touch faders and buttons to your favorite music software plug-ins by simply clicking on the software element you want to control, then touching the knob, pad, fader or button on Max49. Get ready to experience one of the most dynamic and unique performance controllers ever created.


What's In The Box?
  1. (1) Quickstart Guide
  2. (1) MAX49 Unit
  3. (1) Power Supply
  4. (1) USB Cable
  5. (1) Vyzex & AkaiConnect Software CD
  6. (1) Ableton Live Lite Akai Edition Software DVD
  7. (1) Safety Instructions & Warranty Information Booklet

Product Features:

  • USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller
  • 49 semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch for complete musical expression
  • Built-in step sequencer for detailed track construction
  • Expanded arpeggiator with latch and time division controls
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VST plugins
  • 12 backlit, real MPC pads with MPC Note Repeat and MPC swing
  • Eight backlit LED touch faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes
  • Four pad banks & four fader banks provide a total of 80 assignable pads & faders
  • CV & Gate outputs for use with vintage analog synths (1V/Oct)
  • Large, centrally-positioned transport controls & rubberized pitch and modulation wheels
  • Mackie Control & HUI modes provide instant compatibility with many DAWs
  • Also found as: MAX-49, MAX/49, MAX 49
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

System Requirements

  • Macintosh:
    • CPU: 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
    • RAM: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
  • Windows:
    • CPU: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended)
    • RAM: 1 GB (2 GB recommended)
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
    • Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
    • QuickTime recommended
  • USB Port

Specifications:

  • Number of Keys: 49 keys + 4 banks of 12 drum pads
  • Type of action:Semi-weighted Aftertouch (Channel)
  • Computer Interface: USB/MIDI
  • Displays: 4-row x 20-character LCD
  • Interfaces:
    • USB
    • MIDI Out
    • MIDI In
    • CV (1V/octave)
    • Gate (configurable)
  • Programmable Continuous Footpedals: 1
  • Programmable Footswitches: 2
  • Programmable Controllers:
    • 4 x 12 Pads
    • 4 x 8 Faders
    • 4 x 8 Assignable Buttons
    • Keybed
    • Pitch and Modulation Wheels
    • 2 x Footswitches
    • Expression Pedal
  • System Real-Time Controls: MMC, MIDI START/STOP, MIDI CC
  • Size & Weight:
    • Width: 29" (741 mm)
    • Depth: 12-1/2" (322 mm)
    • Height: 3" (80 mm)
    • Weight: 11.7 lbs. (5.31 kg)

Keyboard Features

Number of Keys
The number of keys on the keyboard of the MIDI controller.
Key Weighting
The type of weighting of the keys on the MIDI controller
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.
Pitch Wheel
The Pitch wheel is used to bend the pitch of the sample the MIDI controller is triggering.
Aftertouch
Aftertouch is a signal representing sustained pressure that is interpreted by the MIDI device differently than initial velocity.
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.

Advanced Controls

Number of Performance Pads
The number of performance percussion pads that can be assigned to trigger samples in the MIDI enabled device.
Number of Rotary Encoders
The number of assignable rotary encoders on the MIDI controller
Number of Fader Encoders
The number of assignable fader encoders on the MIDI Controller
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.

Controller Specifications

Footswitch/Expression Pedal Input(s)
The ability for the device to be used with a footswitch, expression, or sustain pedal.
MIDI Connections
The configuration of input and output connections on a MIDI controller.
USB
The ability for the MIDI controller to interface with a MIDI device via USB.
Power Supply
The power source for the controller.
Width
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
Height
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
Depth
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.
Weight (Pounds)
This is the weight of the item in pounds (lbs).

Warranty and Return Policy

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

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Model Number

MAX49

Weight

11.70lbs

Internal SKU

max49

Internal Product ID

45887

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