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Hello I own an mpk 49 keyboard now I'm new at this and I can't figure out if it's internal or external sound the mpk49 gives off. Long story short how do I get the sound out of the keyboard do I have to buy somethng other machine to get the sound out of it?

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You could look in the manual on Page 5 for connections to external equipment...

Connect a USB cable from your computer to the MPK49. The unit will be powered through the USB connection. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use a computer in your setup or if you wish
to power the MPK49 externally, please plug in a 6V-1A DC power adapter.
2. If you would like to use an external sound module, connect a 5-pin MIDI cable from the MIDI OUT of the MPK49 to the MIDI IN of the external device.
3. If you would like to use another MIDI controller in your setup, connect a 5-pin MIDI cable from the MIDI OUT of the controller to the MIDI IN of the MPK49.

On Page 13 the first of the FAQ's is:
Question: Does the MPK49 have internal sounds?
Answer: No. The MPK49 is a MIDI-controller, which means that it does not contain any sounds inside but is instead used
to control external sound devices, such as hardware and software synthesizers, sequencers and drum machines.

If you lack the manual you can go to and download it for free after you register.

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