iPhone and iPod Touch users who make music may already be familiar with Akai’s SynthStation 25, designed as an iPhone and iPod Touch dock that also serves as a keyboard MIDI controller. Now iPad users who use the SynthStation App for iOS can get in on the action with the Akai SynthStation49 Keyboard Controller for iPad. The SynthStation 25 is a full-sized keyboard with 49 pressure-sensitive keys, nine customizable drum pads on the left side of the controller, USB connectivity to a Mac or PC, and a wealth of professional audio outputs so you can record and mix the music you make with the rest of your audio gear. If you have an iPad and want a keyboard MIDI controller that will give you a music studio in a small space, the SynthStation49 is perfect for you. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced unfortunately.