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Old 23rd January 2013
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Hardware NAMM: Akai MAX25 Compact USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller


Akai MAX25 Compact USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller

Akai Professional will exhibit MAX25, a compact version of the innovative MAX49 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller that was released in 2012.
MAX25 has all of the same cutting-edge features as MAX49, including CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and revolutionary LED touch
faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes.
The difference between MAX49 and
MAX25 only lies in the number of onboard controls. Where MAX49 has 49 keys, 8 faders,
and 12 pads, MAX25 has 25, 4, and 8, respectively.
Like MAX49, MAX25 will come with
AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software and Mackie Control and HUI modes for instant
compatibility with many DAWs.
“This is a controller that’s made to be in front of a crowd,” said
Gill. “It’s everything people love about MAX49 but in a compact package that will fit perfectly
in front of a laptop on stage.”

Features:
  • 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 4 LED touch faders
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VSTs
  • 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
  • 4 pad banks, 4 fader banks: 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
  • Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
  • CV & Gate outputs (1V/Oct), Mackie Control® and HUI® modes

Link : Akai Professional - APC MPC EWI MPD MPK LPK MAX49
Old 25th January 2013
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Originally Posted by Grahamdwc ➡️

Akai MAX25 Compact USB/MIDI/CV Keyboard Controller

Akai Professional will exhibit MAX25, a compact version of the innovative MAX49 USB/MIDI/CV keyboard controller that was released in 2012.
MAX25 has all of the same cutting-edge features as MAX49, including CV/Gate output, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, a built-in step sequencer, expanded arpeggiator, and revolutionary LED touch
faders for gradual or instant parameter value changes.
The difference between MAX49 and
MAX25 only lies in the number of onboard controls. Where MAX49 has 49 keys, 8 faders,
and 12 pads, MAX25 has 25, 4, and 8, respectively.
Like MAX49, MAX25 will come with
AkaiConnect automatic-mapping software and Mackie Control and HUI modes for instant
compatibility with many DAWs.
“This is a controller that’s made to be in front of a crowd,” said
Gill. “It’s everything people love about MAX49 but in a compact package that will fit perfectly
in front of a laptop on stage.”

Features:
  • 25 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, 4 LED touch faders
  • Included AkaiConnect software automatically maps to VSTs
  • 8 MPC pads, MPC Note Repeat, and MPC Swing
  • 4 pad banks, 4 fader banks: 64 assignable pads, faders, and buttons
  • Step sequencer and expanded arpeggiator
  • CV & Gate outputs (1V/Oct), Mackie Control® and HUI® modes

Link : Akai Professional - APC MPC EWI MPD MPK LPK MAX49
nice one, been waiting for this!
Old 9th May 2013
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Some questions arise to my mind.

Does the Akai Max series (assuming this is the same as the 49) have the same limitation that caused me to dislike the MPK series, You cannot send MIDI to the MIDI output when it is powered over USB unless you are running a DAW?

I would love to use this as a MIDI interface for my DAW AND as a master controller + sequencer when working without a computer.

Basically I would like to be able to play my Prophet 08, my Mopho Desktop, and my MFB 522 and have this keyboard on a shelf in the same portable box without a computer

Then when I want to add in Maschine and the rest of the computer, I can plug in one USB cable and go.
Old 13th May 2013
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To answer my own question, I went to guitar center today and messed with the MAX49, there is an option for "MIDI to DIN" when it is powered by and sending MIDI over USB.
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