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    Akai max 49, thoughts?

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    hm, dont like the red design much. but the touch controls lookin good and hopefully the pads are better than the old ones in the mpk49..

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    i like it ALOT. but... im hearing asking price will be $500. thats too much for a 49key. period.
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    I think the price is warranted considering all of the features. MPC-like pads, touch faders, CV control, good keybed, etc. Looks like it has some really nice features. It's direct competition is probably the Novation boards... and a brand new 49 key novation SL mkii is $499.


    I don't like the red either lol. I wonder if the pads are actually good this time around, or if they need to be upgraded too.

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    CV control was an unexpected feature, but besides that and the touch faders it's just like any other controller.
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    It seems cool and all but i feel like an MPK is the same thing, atleast if your working straight from a DAW.

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    ^depending on how good the stock pads are on the Max.

    The MPKs stock pads honestly suck IMHO.
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    Looks like with this keyboard, Akai is bringing its own mapping software in to compete with Novation's Automap and Avid's Hypercontrol.

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    I just ordered one from hello music for $399. With all of the built-in functions (arpeggiator, step sequencer, MPC swing) I feel like this thing is far above any other controller on the market.

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