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Akai SynthStation 49 iPad Keyboard

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Create the tracks of tomorrow, today.

Akai SynthStation 49 is the most advanced, intuitive music controller designed specifically to be used with the iPad and the first true iPad performance tool for musicians. Working seamlessly with Akai's heralded SynthStation software, Akai SynthStation 49 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, Akai SynthStation 49 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 Akai SynthStation 49‘s USB/MIDI port. Professional 1/4 outputs and extreme portability ensure you"ll be able to take your sequences straight to the stage at a moments notice.

Akai SynthStation 49 is the only full-featured, professional keyboard controller allowing direct MIDI performance recording onto an iPad. Bridging Akai's popular MPK controllers with the previously released SynthStation25, Akai SynthStation 49 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 your tablet into the Akai SynthStation 49's cradle and position the screen to your preference.

Akai SynthStation 49'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 Akai SynthStation 49 give you 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.

Akai SynthStation 49 also contains a stereo pair of professional 1/4 TRS outputs with volume knob for easy connecting to other pro audio equipment on stage or in the studio. A headphone output also lets you practice and compose in private. The Akai SynthStation 49'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 Akai SynthStation 49 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 Akai SynthStation 49 keyboard controller and incorporate support for those controls within your iPad applications. Software developers interested in creating programs compatible with Akai SynthStation 49 can submit an application now at

  • Portable, velocity-sensitive keyboard with 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
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AKAI Professional warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.