Akai Professional unveiled the Akai Professional MAX49 USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller at the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California today and it will be on display from January 19-22. The MAX49 features USB/MIDI/CV controller, 49 semi-weighted keys, 12 real MPC pads, LED touch faders, centrally-positioned transport controls & rubberized pitch and modulation wheels, and vintage CV & Gate outputs.
The Akai MAX49 incorporates Akai Pro technology with classic capabilities to give musicians the complete music-making experience.
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.
Look for the MAX49 to be available in Q2 of 2012 from leading musical instrument retailers like Amazon.com with an estimated retail price of $499.