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M-Audio Keystation 49e 49-Key MIDI Controller

Full-size keys. Velocity-sensitive keyboard. Pitch bend and modulation wheels. USB powered. (56) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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M-Audio Keystation 49e

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

zZounds is an authorized dealer of M-Audio products.
Size: 31-3/4 in. (w) x 8-1/2 in. (d) x 3 in. (h)

Weight: 6.6 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765
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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! Feature: 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 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! Overall: I shall use the M-AUDIO Keystation 49e in my studio and live rig until whichever one of us first gives up the ghost.
Style of Music: Electro Lounge
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"A decent, solid keyboard for those tight of the wallet."
Sound: no sound Feature: not much in the way of features Quality: the keys feel a little plasticky but it's pretty solid overall. Value: it's the cheapest decent-sized keyboard i've seen, definitely worth the buy if you're starting out The Wow Factor: not much, just a solid keyboard Overall: i'll probably buy a real synth once (if) i have the money, there's a small lag with this that is a little annoying but nothing that's impossible to get used to.
Style of Music: House, Techno, Chillout
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