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Akai Max49 : Pretty disappointed ...

4 octaves, 49 keys
Pad the MPC (although I already Maschine)
Led zipper

Full connectivity, two pedals, MIDI, CV / Gate makes it really original
I connect with my Doepfer Dark Time and it rolls (note the fact that both MIDI (;-)

UTILIZATION

VERY surprising touch keyboard, which I'm used to the touch synth, touch the MAX49 is surprising. "Hard" and quite durable but over time you get used to and it's not so bad
I recommend you get your hands on the keyboard BEFORE purchasing
The Pads on the other hand is happiness. As sensitive keyboard velocity and after touch

Manual not really clear, but in any case not as didactic as MPC

General configuration rather confused
Many menu and submenu entitled not always clear
Overall 1-Mode: Determines the overall canal that runs from USB to USB A1 B16. Exchange program with the item "MIDI to Din??)
2-mode program with the ability to store config for different DAW Reason, Cubase, Mackie HUI and even GURU (as he was replaced long ago by GEIST!!. Editor of The Vizor s' proved quite useful in this capacity
Edit 3-Mode which is used in conjunction with fashion Arp et seq. Practical enough to correct wrong notes introduced with zippers LED, I returned
4-Time Division for defining the temporal division of the sequencer or arpeggiator (Mr La Palisse would not have said it better ..)
5-Transport Controls. Nothing but classic good. Record, stop, read, forward, backward

BUT IN PRACTICE?? not very effective. Does not work for me with Reason. Logic works to transport and zippers for volume, inserts and screws. That's it. Any small app less than 5 euros is as good or better with my iPad 1 .....
A word about the self that wants to connect equivalent of Novation Automap / Focusrite without it arrived at the ankle. I wrapper some plug ins to try but NOTHING ON or in VST or AU. "Copying review / correct" from top to bottom .. Mr AKAI

Coming on the zippers LED ........ a beautiful gadget ........ lack of precision in cruel fashion note sequence. Same when you attack or MIDI CC mode. Any filter opening (CC 74 FYI) is quite a hassle to achieve. Certainly there is little refinement in edit mode but then again ... galley. 32 steps to reconfigure a ridiculous screen with buttons hard enough direction short, no single ..........

OVERALL OPINION

I've had about 15 days. I spend a lot of time on it. I programmed templates for my Arturia Minimoog and the Lab Factory
This is my first MIDI master keyboard before I used a synth (UltraNova then Nordlead) and in the end it was walking as well

What I like most:
1-aesthetic. I have not yet spoken but AKAI design issue was very strong. This keyboard is really nice
2 The light-sensitive and PADs
The three-keyboard, a little hard but as mentioned in the end is quite nice

What I like least:
All these gadgets are in my opinion "clients jokes" but in the end are not friendly, not easy to use and not completely necessary

In fact it is the test bench Sound On Sound that made me choose this model a little blind I confess. Like what must also be wary of pro .... I think it is the CV connection / Gate and pulls the qi have flash

The keyboard is also more not given reflechisez to your needs before diving thing I have not done enough. I have an APC40 to control Ableton Live and I am delighted. What is the relationship you tell me? ......... It duplicates the MAX49 on this app

For now I'm trying to optimize my purchase small programming templates, a few lines of sequence
Although this keyboard is really beautiful I'M NOT SURE I remake that choice, but you'll understand. This is a VERY personal opinion

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