M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 USB MIDI Controller, 49-Key
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M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 USB MIDI Controller, 49-Key

Need a basic MIDI keyboard? The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 USB MIDI controller has full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys, with transport and volume controls.

M-Audio Keystation 49e 49-Key MIDI Controller

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Full-size keys. Velocity-sensitive keyboard. Pitch bend and modulation wheels. USB powered.

The Keystation 49e is the perfect USB MIDI controller keyboard for getting started with music on your Mac. Class-compliancy with OS X mean true plug-and-play operation and the included Maximum Audio Tools software bundle is designed to get you playing immediately. Despite its simplicity, the Keystation 49e includes a 49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard for authentic playing experience, as well as built-in MIDI interface, pitch and modulation wheels, and sustain pedal input. This sleek, compact keyboard is USB bus-powered, requiring no external power supply. Compatible with most educational and studio software, the affordable Keystation 49e is the perfect companion with which to begin your musical journey.

Features:
49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard

Pitch bend and modulation wheels

Volume/control slider

Advanced function button for programming

Sustain foot pedal input

Octave +/- buttons to extend keyboard range

Separate MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from your computer to control external devices

Powered via USB or 9VDC power adapter (not included)

Functions as a standalone USB MIDI interface

Class compliant with OS X and Windows XP for plug-and-play

Also includes drivers for Mac OS 9.1 and later, and included for Windows 95/98/ME/2000

Size: 31-3/4 in. (w) x 8-1/2 in. (d) x 3 in. (h)

Weight: 6.6 lbs

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. (56 ratings)
Submitted June 27, 2006 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Basic AND Best"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I shall use the M-AUDIO Keystation 49e in my studio and live rig until whichever one of us first gives up the ghost.

Sound
This is perhaps the best keyboard controller on the market if you use it to activate "static" sounds such as piano, organ, and clavinet. Connect it to a laptop computer with the included USB connection cable and you can, like me, use the Keystation 49e to access and activate sound banks on Reason, or other such software, giving you, in effect, a ten pound grand piano!

Features
The Keystation 49e keyboard comes with a well-written manual, a USB connection cable, start-up software, AND Ableton Live software! The back panel has a MIDI port, sustain pedal port (nice), an optional AC adaptor jack. The one feature this controller lacks (to my taste) is a dedicated headphone port.

Ease of Use
Plug-in and play if you have MAC OSX. I had to spend a whopping five minutes before I could connect it, turn it on, start it up, and play it through the studio's PA!

Quality
The unit's body is a handsome silver color and feels sturdy enough for live gigs. The keyboard is tight and springy, with the high-quality feel of a Hammond organ. Pitch bend and Mod wheels work as advertised. The three buttons (octave +/- and "advanced functions") feel solid and the guide lights are a pleasant pale blue color.

Value
The best $100.00 read more keyboard controller on the market. I have hardware synths for knob-twisting and live performance. The Keystation 49e serves as my piano, organ, and clav, and for this size and quality and LIGHT WEIGHT, the Keystation 49e provides the best value for the money.

Manufacturer Support
The M-Audio website is phat with background info and options. Product registry was acknowledged immediately.

The Wow Factor
I whistle ever time I lay my eyes on this sexy silver missle parked in the studio!

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Electro Lounge
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