anyone own an akai mpk49?

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Post by fragment » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:37 pm

then the x-station should be perfect :)

A friend of mine has got one... it sounds very cool, basically a xio with way more controlls & build in audio interface. The Interface is also good sounding.

3in1...great Controller, good sounding Synth & Audio interface - thats what i call "portable" :D

Here are some demo vids, which showcase some of the x-stations sounds ... re=related ... re=related
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Post by nicktem » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:47 am

Ive tested one at my local record shop and they are a solid product, very nice controller.
It comes with all the right stuff, keys feel nice, drumpad, rotaries, faders.
I wouldnt mind getting one, actually.

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Post by sinistral » Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:11 pm

thanks for the info, i think im decided.

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Post by dubgil » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:02 am

I'm assuming the Audio interface of the X-station is much better than that of the old m-audio Ozone/ozonic?

any feedback on that?

pretty amazing nonetheless these can do so much in one machine.

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Post by Yatmandu » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:44 pm

Although the MPK-49 is real quality, I couldn't stand the spongy keys. You can't go wrong with an X-Station and they can be found pretty cheap used these days. Never tried an SL, but I heard they're good for the mapping thing with DAW's. If you can do your own mappings, then the X-Station is ideal. Plus you get a decent feeling keybaord, unlike MPK-49.

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