Alesis V49 MKII USB MIDI Controller Keyboard, 49-Key

Alesis V49 MKII USB MIDI Controller Keyboard, 49-Key

With responsive synth-action keys, a built-in arpeggiator, and MPC Beats software included, the V49 MKII MIDI controller is sure to spark your creativity.

Alesis V49 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard, 49-Key

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This sleek USB MIDI controller gives you 49 keys and 8 backlit drum pads. Start creating right away with Ableton Live Lite and the Xpand!2 sample instrument.

The Alesis V49 is a powerful, intuitive MIDI controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons. With 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies. V49 also features four assignable knobs and buttons for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments: open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more. Eight velocity-sensitive backlit pads allow you to launch clips or finger drum with exceptional response, and pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing.

Plug-and-Go Software

V49 was designed to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate with your music software. A single USB connection to your Mac or PC provides both power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug right into your computer and start making music. All the knobs, buttons, and pads illuminate to provide real-time visual feedback and are laid out for an intuitive workflow. Plus, V49's slim design makes it easy to implement this powerful MIDI controller into any sized studio.

Ableton Live & XPAND!2

V49 is bundled with Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, two dynamic pieces of software that enable you to record, produce, and perform with your computer. Ableton Live Lite 9 is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables you to spontaneously record, read more remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas on the fly. Xpand!2 is an advanced virtual instrument that comes with a collection of premium sounds, ranging from acoustic instruments to futuristic synthesizers. Together, these powerful music platforms allow you to create or perform music with V49 right out of the box.


- 49 full-sized, square-front keys
- 8 velocity-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
- 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software
- Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range
- Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
- Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
- USB power and USB-MIDI connectivity for Mac and PC
- Production software included: Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)

Included: V49 USB-MIDI Controller, USB Cable, Ableton Live Lite (Download), Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (Download), User Guide, Safety & Warranty Manual
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For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5760

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 0.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted June 16, 2019 by K Scott in Arlington, TX
Overall: 0.5 out of 5 stars
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E3 key won’t work for me in Logic. Have spoken to all product tech support reps involved from Alesis and Apple. Inclined to believe it’s the product, as I’ve never had an issue with previous controllers within the same Logic software. Issue remains unsolved across all forums & online threads I’ve researched. Absolutely annoying.
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