Akai MPK249 Controller, Ableton live 9 and Shure SRH440 Headphones

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Product Ref: 48510

  • Ideal Producer and Performer Bundle
  • Akai MPK249 49 Key Controller Keyboard
  • Ableton 9 Upgrade from Lite (included with MPK249)
  • Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones

Akai MPK249 Controller, Ableton live 9 and Shure SRH440 Headphones


The Akai Pro MPK249 MIDI keyboard controller features semi weighted keys giving you greater control over speed and the sounds you produce, RGB backlit, velocity sensitive trigger pads derived from the MPC Renaissance as well as 8 assignable control knobs plus the ability to send QWERTY-style commands using soft-controls and advanced music production software - Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials. For those wanting to take their music to the next level we have included the upgrade to Ableton Live 9 (Full Version upgrades from Ableton Lite, included with MPK range), which unleashes the full potential of the Akai MPK Range. Lastly we have included a pair of Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones, ideal for home and live use.

Product Ref: 48510

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Akai MPK249 Performance Keyboard Controller

You're In Control

Engineered to be an all-in-one controller solution, the Akai Professional MPK249 is a performance pad and keyboard controller that combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations. Each member of Akai Pro's MPK series comes fully loaded with a comprehensive interface for manipulating virtual instruments, effect plugins, DAWs, and more. MPK249 features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 8 assignable knobs, faders, and switches, 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback, and onboard transport buttons. Three banks expand the number of knobs, faders, and switches (up to 24 each), and four pad banks expand the number of pads (up to 64 total). Plus, MPK249 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

Made To Play

MPK249 comes equipped with 49 semi-weighted, full-size keys and a premium piano-style keybed for unprecedented response and natural feel. Each key is velocity-sensitive and outfitted with aftertouch for dynamic, expressive performances and recordings. In addition, onboard Octave Up and Down controls allow players to access the entire melodic range; play bass lines, piano harmony, solo leads and much more.

Genuine MPC Functionality

Classic MPC Swing, MPC Note Repeat, MPC Full Level, and 16 Levels are all onboard for further inspiration. With MPK249, musicians and composers can incorporate genuine MPC workflow into their productions and create with the tools that producers have relied on for years: MPC Swing lets MPK249 users obtain that tight, organic groove that made Akai Pro's groundbreaking MPC music-making machines so legendary. MPC Note Repeat and 16 Levels make it easy to build beats and construct short melodic sequences using the MPC-style pads. In addition, an arpeggiator, with adjustable resolution, range, and patterns, enables users to explore complex melodic ideas, effortlessly.

Production Software

MPK249 is armed with powerful production software, Ableton Live Lite and MPC Essentials, for out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas. MPC Essentials, a groove/beat production and sample-triggering software, can integrate directly into any DAW, such as Ableton Live Lite, or run standalone. In addition, it extends the power of MPK249 by adding up to 8 pad banks and 4 samples and insert effects per pad.

Ableton Live Upgrade from Live Lite (Included with MPK Range)

If you've used music software before, you're already familiar with one half of Ableton Live. Live's Arrangement View is a familiar working space: time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically.

But Live also features the revolutionary Session View: a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline. Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops - everything stays in sync. Almost everything in Live works in real-time - add, reorder or remove devices, play with Live's flexible track routing and more - all without interrupting your creative flow.

The new Ableton Live 9 has a host of new features. Record automation into clips. Edit automation with curves. Session View automation lets you capture your performance or add movement to your loops. Use curves to make automation more musical.

Live's unique Session View makes it easy to improvise with musical ideas. In Live 9, you can now record parameter changes directly into Session View for even more flexibility. Edit automation curves with the mouse to create smooth mix transitions or radical parameter changes in your clips.

In one click, create new Session View scenes from your Arrangement tracks, or drag and copy individual clips from Arrangement to Session. The automation comes with them, making it easier than ever to move from improvising to arranging and back.

Find sounds fast.

With Live's new browser, spend less time finding sounds and more time making music. Live's new browser puts all of your instruments and effects, samples, Packs and VST/Audio Units plug-ins in one easy-to-navigate view. Drag and drop folders into the browser from anywhere on your computer. Search as you type, navigate from the keyboard and sort items by various categories.

Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones

The enhanced frequency response of these Shure SRH440 Headphones delivers accurate audio across an extended range. The closed-back, circumaural design rests comfortably over the ears and reduces background noise whilst impedance and power handling is optimised for performance with most pro and consumer audio devices. The adjustable headband and collapsible construction provide comfort and portability.


Akai MPK249 Controller Keyboard

  • 49 Semi-weighted, full-size keys
  • 16 MPC pads with RGB illuminated feedback
  • 8 Assignable control knobs
  • 8 Assignable faders Updated control layout with backlit LCD screen
  • USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • Comprehensive transport & parameter controls for hands-on DAW integration
  • Pitch bend, modulation and octave controls for dynamic performances
  • Expression & sustain pedal jack inputs

Ableton Live

  • Unique Session View for quick, intuitive composition, flexible performance and improvisation
  • Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • Non-destructive editing with unlimited undo
  • Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
  • Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
  • Group tracks
  • VST and Audio Unit support
  • Time signature changes
  • Multiple automation lanes
  • Track Freeze
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • MIDI remote control instant mapping
  • MIDI output to hardware synths
  • MIDI Clock/sync
  • Multicore/multiprocessor support
  • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support

Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones

  • Enhanced frequency response delivers accurate audio across an extended range
  • Impedance and power handling optimized for performance with professional audio devices
  • Adjustable headband and collapsible construction provide comfort and portability
  • Bayonet clip securely locks detachable cable into ear cup
  • Includes 6.3mm jack adapter and carry bag


Akai MPK249 Controller Keyboard

  • Number of Keys: 49 Semi-weighted, full-size keys with aftertouch
  • Pads: 16 Pressure- and velocity-sensitive, light-up MPC-style pads x 4 banks
  • Q-Link Controls: 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 backlit switches
  • Computer Interface: USB-MIDI with 5-pin MIDI input & output
  • Octaves: 10 with Octave Up and Down
  • Arpeggiator: Yes
  • Additional Controls: MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, MPC Full Level, 16 Levels, Tap Tempo, and Time Division
  • Additional Inputs: (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input and (1) 1/4" (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch input
  • Power: USB power; no power adapter required
  • Dimensions: 29" x 12.25" x 3.38"
  • Weight: 5.7 Kg

Shure SRH440 Professional Headphones

  • Impedance: 44 ohm
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 22kHz
  • Sensitivity: 105 dB SPL/mW
  • Max Input Level: 500 mW
  • Cord Length: 3m
  • Includes: 6.3 mm gold-plated thread adapter, detachable coiled cable and carry bag