The M-Audio Keystation 49es has 49 synth-action keys that provide you the quick response you need to pull off fast lead lines and play realistic brass and percussion parts. Not only does this keybed make the Keystation 49es nice and light for port...
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In this Instagram photo of Marcus in his studio, one of the MIDI controllers in front of the screens has about 20 black keys visible (suggesting 29 white keys) and the signature modulation and pitch wheels, volume slider, and blue lights on the left-hand side of the controller. These are indicative of the 49es model Keystation.more
The M-Audio Keystation 49es has 49 synth-action keys that provide you the quick response you need to pull off fast lead lines and play realistic brass and percussion parts. Not only does this keybed make the Keystation 49es nice and light for portable use, but it also makes it an excellent add-on keyboard for your full-sized rig, offering the speedy response a fully weighted keybed can't provide.
Pitch, modulation and other control sources To the left of the Keystation 49es keyboard are a pitch and a modulation wheel for control of these essential synth and MIDI parameters. The volume slider offers a bonus - it can be assigned to control any other MIDI value! Use it to add expression or perform a filter sweep while you record a sequence. In addition, two advanced function buttons can be used to assign other MIDI messages.
Now bundled with SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2
The best way to explore the amazing features and incredible feel of the M-Audio Keystation 49es is with the included full copy of SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble 2. Talk about an amazing value! Loaded with over 11GB of mind-blowing samples that perfectly recreate the sound of a real Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 would be a steal for this price on its own. If you ever needed a good reason to pick up an M-Audio Keystation 49es, this is it!
nice to see me and Hardwell have similar taste ;) this is a solid midi keyboard, has served me well for a long time. connects via usb, no power supply needed. keys feel ok, they are very springy. it's affordable, a good size, there are fancier ones out there with a screen and more knobs, but i just needed something simple.
Basic 49keys midi keyboard that works fine for its purpose, nothing unnecessary. might be switching to the new komplete native instruments 49, heard great stories about it.
After spending 2 weeks hassling with a more complex midi controller, I chose to ditch it altogether to get the keystation. its a perfect, no frills keyboard that works well. no complaints
The M-Audio Keystation is a solid keyboard It needs no power supply, just plug it it to your computer using a usb and you are set! What is great is that it is simple and affordable, which makes it great for beginners.
It's got great feeling keys. It responds well to sus. The pitch wheel could be heavier but for less than $60 it does the job perfectly. Very portable and fits on top of some of the keyboards i use. But alot of times, it is my main board for live use.
I like this keyboard a fair amount - the keys, while not weighted, feel pretty good, and it comes with Ableton Live Lite. However, it isn't built that well, as the cover for the volume knob has come off and the octave shift buttons stopped working after about 8 months.