M-Audio KeyRig 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

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Turn your computer into a high-powered production studio with this 49-key controller from M-Audio.

The M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key, synth-action USB MIDI keyboard and the award-winning Key Rig software for the PC, KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing and performing music with a computer. Use KeyRig 49 to play Key Rig's virtual instrument sounds, or audition loops and compose songs with M-Audio's Session, Apple's GarageBand, Ableton's Live Lite (included) or other music-creation programs. The KeyRig 49 keyboard also includes professional features like pitch and mod wheels, an assignable volume slider, octave +/- buttons and sustain pedal input. It's powered via a single USB cable and works instantly with computers running Mac OS X or Windows XP.


- 49-note, synth-action keyboard
- Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
- Pitch bend wheel
- Assignable octave +/- buttons
- Edit mode button
- Sustain pedal input
- USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
- Connection and power via a single USB cable
- Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers-just plug and play

Includes award-winning M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only) featuring:
- Four top-quality virtual sound modules
- Use stand-alone or with a sequencer
- Variable velocity and controller settings
- Split and layer modules for performance combinations
- Module and master effects processors
- Compatible with most popular software

Includes Ableton Live Lite music creation software

Power Supply: USB Cable (Included)

- Mac OS X Core MIDI

Minimum System Requirements (PC)
- KeyRig 49 keyboard;
- Pentium 3 800MHz or higher (CPU may be higher for laptops)
- 256 MB RAM
- DirectX 9.0b or higher
- Windows XP (SP1) or higher (Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported)

*M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.

Key Rig software;
- Pentium(R) III 500 MHz or AMD7 (P4 / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended)
- 256 MB RAM
- 600 MB free hard disk space
- Windows(R) XP*
- VST 2.0 compatible host software
- CD-ROM drive for installation
- Internet connection (on any computer) for software activation
- ASIO-compatible soundcard for standalone operation

* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported.

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)
- KeyRig 49 keyboard
- Macintosh G3** 800/G4** 733MHz or higher (CPU may be higher for laptops)
- OS X 10.2.8 w/ 256 MB RAM,
- OS X 10.3.4 or greater w/ 512 MB RAM

*M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.

**native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported

Power Supply: USB Cable (Included)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (26 ratings)
Submitted June 30, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com

"Great, space-saving controller."

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Does what it's supposed to do without fuss and issues.
Basic controller features - very good for what I needed it for - if you require more knobs/sliders they make different models.
Ease of Use
Plugged it into my PCs (Vista and XP) both recognized it instantly, loaded the drivers automatically and I was using it in less than 5 minutes. Easy to switch octaves as yo play as well as sending MIDI volume.
It will be fine if you don't plan on taking out and/or dropping it constantly. Feels a bit cheap but, solid enough for playing and recording at home.
I think it could cost a bit less, considering that you can buy its biggest brother (88 keys) for $179.00 online.

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