This AKAI Professional keyboard controller package includes the MPK49 MIDI controller with an M-Audio SP2 Sustain Pedal, Ableton Live 9 Intro, Reason 1.5 Essentials, a Kaces 5KB Keyboard Bag, and a copy of the Berklee Press Recording and Producing in the Home Studio Book.
Akai MPK49 Keyboard Controller
Beat creation, MIDI sequencing, and live performance control are all possible with Akai's MPK49 USB/MIDI controller. Featuring a sleek black design, this 49-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch comes with 12 MPC-style drum pads with 4 pad banks each for a total of 48 total pads. The pads have swing parameters that can be applied to the MPC Note Repeat function and the MPK49 keyboard's own arpeggiator for instant creation of ear-catching riff effects. They also feature the MPC-style Full Level and 12 Level velocity functions.
M-Audio SP2 Sustain Pedal
The M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal is a high-quality pedal designed to work and feel just like the sustain pedal on an acoustic piano. The classic-style single pedal works with any M-Audio keyboard and has a specially designed rubber bottom that grips the floor to help it stay put while you play.
Ableton Live 9 Intro
Ableton Live 9 is the latest iteration of one of the best performance based DAWs available on the market today. The developers at Ableton have added a host of upgrades to their flagship software. With Live 9 you can easily browse for new sounds, instantly capture your performance, record automation directly into clips, enhance your sound with improved studio effects, and then take your performance straight to the stage. There are 3 versions of Live 9, this is the Intro version and includes limited software features, 3 instruments, 26 effects, and over 700 sounds (4GB).
Reason 1.5 Essentials
Reason Essentials 1.5 is a streamlined version of Propellerhead's primary software product, Reason 6.5. Essentials is aptly named in that it retains the most important components of Reason, while not including a lot of the more esoteric and strictly professional components of the flagship DAW. Like Reason 6.5, Reason Essentials 1.5 presents a radical new development from Propellerhead, Rack Extensions.
Kaces 5KB 49-Note Keyboard Bag
The Kaces 5KB keyboard bag is made from a water-resistant, heavy-duty Cordura that protects your board from the elements. High-density padding protects it from bangs and bumps. The softshell keyboard bag has four luggage-grade zippers and extra stitching at stress points assure durability. Internal dimensions: 34-1/2" x 12-1/2" x 5"
Berklee Press Recording and Producing in the Home Studio Book
With the explosion of project studio equipment available, it's easier than ever to create pro-quality music at home. The book Recording and Producing in the Home Studio is the only reference you'll ever need to start producing and engineering your music or other artists' music in your very own home studio. You don't have a home studio yet, but have some basic audio equipment? This essential guide by David Franz will help you set up your recording studio with the right music gear, begin producing projects, develop your engineering skills and manage your music production projects. Stop dreaming and start producing!