M Audio Keystation 49es MKII USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
The M-Audio's KeyRig 49es MKII 49 Key Controller Keyboard makes it easy to compose and perform by turning your Mac or PC into a flexible keyboard workstation. The velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard offers smooth playing for experienced players and beginners will find the this compact controller to be an easy to use, streamlined music production studio perfect for creating music. The Key station includes KeyRig, Ignite and Ableton Live Lite as well as working seamlessly with Garageband Pro Tools and a variety of popular music production softwares.
M-Audio Keystation 49es MKII USB MIDI Controller Keyboard Features
It’s All There In Black and White
- 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
- Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
- Pitch bend wheel
- Assignable octave +/- buttons
- Edit mode button
- Sustain pedal input
- Four top-quality virtual sound modules
- SP-1 Stage Piano
- MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer
- MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ
- GM-4 General MIDI
- 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
- Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X
- USB Powered, USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 Plug and Play Operation
- Includes KeyRig, Ableton Live Lite and Downloadable Ignite Music Creation Software
The SP-1 Stage Piano module serves up grand pianos, Wurlitzer, classic electric pianos, FM, clavinet and more. Each preset can hold a combination of two instruments with individual settings for Mix, Octave, Detune, Velocity and Tone. Owing to a dual effects section, each preset also has its own effect settings including delay, chorus, phaser and more.
Brave New Synth
The MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer delivers a new, easy way to call up and edit great synth sounds. Each preset consists of sub-presets for each major section: filter, amp, mod and FX. Creating new sounds is as simple as combining these sub-presets in different ways and tweaking any associated parameters from there as desired.
The MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ authentically emulates the classic Hammond sound complete with rotary speaker. Standard features include nine drawbars that are pre-mapped to M-Audio brand USB MIDI controllers, percussion and variable key click, three chorus and three vibrato settings. Rotary speaker emulation includes tube overdrive, speed and tone controls to yield everything from glassy jazz chords to smoking rock leads.
Bring In The Band
The GM-4 General MIDI Module delivers 128 GM instruments plus a great GM drum kit. It instantly plays GM-compatible standard MIDI files from host applications and provides an extremely easy way of sequencing additional backing tracks.
Key Rig modules each feature their own dual effects processors for delay, chorus, phaser and more.There’s also a master effects section that further processes the combined output of all modules.
Flexible Mixing and Assignment
You get an internal mixer and assignment controls that allow you configure independent MIDI channels for each module. But that’s not all… you can easily create splits and layers for things like left-hand bass with right-hand keys, piano/string layers and any other combination you can think of.
Use It Your Way
M-Audio’s virtual racks let you use them as stand-alone instruments or with most host sequencers. Lots of people, for example, are just taking their keyboard and laptop to live performances. Compatibility with AU, VST and RTAS also means that you can use it as sound sources for your tracks in Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, and, well, pretty much any popular music software.
Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to craft music. Quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. Ignite offers seamless integration with your M-Audio keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform. Click here to learn more about Ignite.
Ableton Live Lite
Write songs, make beats, record, remix, DJ and perform. Ableton Live Lite includes all the essentials that have made Ableton Live an industry-standard software for production and performance. Click here to get your copy of Ableton Live Lite.