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Alesis QX49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller (49-Key)

Connect this controller to your Mac, PC or MIDI hardware, and start making beats, melodies and more. (9) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Take commanding, tactile control over any parameter of your favorite music software with the Alesis QX49. Through standard USB connection, the Alesis QX49 receives power while also transmitting MIDI data to your Mac or PC software or hardware device of choice. Punch out a drumbeat on great-feeling pads, open up a filter with smooth, tight knobs, or adjust volume and playback of sequencing software with long faders and snappy buttons. Alesis QX49's immense parameter control and velocity-sensitive keyboard get your hands off of the mouse and into the action for a more efficient, visceral music-making experience.

With a 49-note keyboard, the Alesis QX49's pitch range is perfect for performing with software instruments and samplers while still remaining highly portable. Furthermore, the Alesis Q49 provides keyboard players with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up/down buttons and the ability to send program changes directly from the keys. The Alesis QX49's keyboard can even be split into sections to control multiple instruments at once!

The Alesis QX49's array of assignable controls work with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. Whether you're looking to fire drum samples, tweak a software synthesizer or adjust individual tracks in a mix, the Alesis QX49's extensive layout ensures appropriate feel and proper response with its eight sliders and rotary knobs, four backlit drum pads and dedicated transport controls.

The compact controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware. The Alesis QX49 also has two traditional MIDI jacks: one for sending MIDI data directly from the keyboard and the other for routing MIDI data from a connected computer. When not using a computer, the QX49 can also be powered using a wall power adaptor (sold separately) to perform and control MIDI hardware. A footswitch input is also included on the back panel.

The Alesis QX49 comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. The Alesis QX49 is also the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Its compact size and portability make it ideal for fitting into existing rigs and then hitting the road. Place it a tier above an existing workstation keyboard and utilize Alesis QX49's streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options.

Start taking full control of your favorite music software or hardware devices with the Alesis QX49.

Ableton is a trademark of Ableton AG.

Features

- 49-key keyboard controller for use with virtually all Mac and PC music software and MIDI devices
- Velocity-sensitive keys with modulation and pitch-bend wheels
- Eight faders perfect for adjusting volume or synth parameters
- Four drum pads for triggering samples, loops and sequencing drums
- Eight knobs ideal for adjusting pan position or any other parameter
- Six assignable buttons for triggering software controls
- USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI for use with Mac and PC, as well as MIDI hardware
- Includes Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software included for instant recording, sequencing, and performing
- Bus-powered via USB, so you won't need a power cable

Includes:
- QX49 keyboard controller
- USB cable
- Quick start guide

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Alesis products.
- Keyboard: 49 keys
- Included Accessories: QuickStart Guide, USB cable
- MIDI Outputs: 1 5-pin jack
- USB: 1 slave connector (MIDI over USB)
- Power: USB bus powered; Optional Power Adapter: 9V DC 500mA, Pin Positive, 5.5mm outer diameter (not included)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 37 x 12 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
Customer Reviews
3.5 out of 5 (9 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Power,precision,versatality, total control,and excellent value!"
Sound: I Give it a 10 because it does exactly what you want it to do.You can manually manipulate the sounds of any virtual instrument.In the Reason software,when you move the pitch and modulation sliders you actually see the movement on the virtual instruments.Now, for the record,THIS IS NOT A KEYBOARD!IT'S A KEYBOARD CONTROLLER! It enables you to do what you want to do with every instrument in any software.I personally use Ableton,Mixcraft 5,and Reason.And oh yeah,I Do whatever I please,courtesy of my Alesis QX49.Great price excellent peformance! Feature: This product comes with Ableton Live Lite 8(Alesis Edition)FREE!That was a great thing for me,considering Ableton software start at $499.00.It's a production software that enables you to make real professional sounding music.I was suprised to see how many famous and legendary musicians and Hip-Hop producers use this particular software!Excellent buy,hands down! Ease of Use: I say 9 because I'm still trying to figure out how to actually use the surface of this controller.Moderate amount of buttons,knobs,and sliders.But those things are multi-fuctional.However that doesn't stop me from doing what I want to do. Quality: Very light,well put together.Not cheap and cheasey looking! Value: need I say more? Manufacturer Support: I think they're in england.Took them a couple of days to get back to me, but when they did,they were courteous and very professional. The Wow Factor: Sleek and modest appearance.Looks nice,not cheap and cheasey! Overall: Couple of years.Then I'm going to by something brasen.
Style of Music: RnB,Chrisrian Rock,Abstract,Hip-Hop.
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"A Good Starter MIDI Controller!"
Overall: The Alesis QX49 sports all of the necessary features to get you laying down tracks right away! It works in all DAWS and has 49 keys,4 pads (Buttons), Volume/Pan Control, a modulation wheel, a pitch wheel, and all other normal characteristics of a MIDI Controller! The Only Issues I encountered was a sustain glitch in which the controller would sustain a note(s) and not stop until you quit you VST or RTAS plug-in. Unfortunately, this would happen quite regularly but Alesis have put out a firmware upgrade on their website which has solved this issue. Overall, I do recommend this product as long as you download the firmware update. 3.5/5 Stars, Good Product Alesis!
Style of Music: All Types!
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