Evolution 449C 49-Key MIDI Controller

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Software Requirements

Pentium II 300MHz 128Mb RAM or better, USB port, Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, approved MME or ASIO compliant soundcard

iMac, Power Mac G3 or better with USB running OS9/OSX

Keyboard powered by USB (cable included) or 9V DC, 250-300mA center positive power adaptor (not included)

Keyboard Requirements: PC/Mac or MIDI hardware with USB or MIDI In

Dimensions (W x H x D): 32 x 8.4 x 4 in.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 626-633-9055
(30 ratings)
Submitted September 3, 2004 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Greatest controller for the money EVER."
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This thing has met and exceeded all my expectations, and I would buy it again in heartbeat. If I lost one I'd RUN back to the store to replace it. If it works for 3 years for the money it will have ben a great deal; I suspect it will last a lot lnger than that (knock plastic).

Sound
Not Applicable, this is a MIDI controller only.

Features
SO many controllers, LOVE the template for NI's B4 and for Reason, two programs I bought it to use with. Also, the fact that it is bus-powered is a dream come true and delivers on the promise of truly portable music creation. I could literally show up with my laptop and this thing and do a gig or a session, and if I had two I could really create a completely portable B3 rig using B4. AMAZING!!!!

Quality
This was a real sticking point for me, having owned and checked out M-Audio controllers. I know M-Audio has acquired Evolution, but I really hope and pray that somehow Evolution keeps its own manufacturing standards intact because they are SO much better than M-Audio in terms of feel, ruggedness......I mean, it's all pretty plasticky, but the Ozone I own feels creaky and ready to fall apart, and it's brand new! This thing has a good tactile response and is a pleasure to play, everything feels amazingly tight and well put-together.

Value
Very much worth every penny, smokes the M-adios in its same price range and above. read more

Manufacturer Support
I contacted them with a question and they responded in 24 hours; that's a 10 in my book in this day and age!

The Wow Factor
With its 9 drawbars, 8 rotary controllers, glowing blue screen, streamlined design, and bus-powering, I am all about this keyboard. I almost want 2, but only if I start playing B3 gigs out. I can use a different keyboard as a controller for now.......might go there, though!

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
rock
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