M-Audio Keystation 49 II - MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystation 49 II - MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystation 49 II - MIDI Controller


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Product Highlights

  • 49 Full-Size Keys
  • Velocity-Sensitive with Piano Feel
  • Transport and Directional Buttons
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
  • DAW and Virtual Piano Software
  • iOS Compatible
  • USB Powered
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M-Audio Keystation 49 II overview

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The Keystation 49 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, while also providing expressive capabilities. The keyboard ships with two pieces of software, a virtual piano instrument from SONiVOX, and Ableton Live Lite music creation software.

Transport and directional controls allow for playing, performing, and recording with music software without using a mouse or trackpad. A 1/4" (6.3 mm) sustain pedal input accepts an optional control pedal for genuine piano sustain. Lightweight and durable, the controller is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Additionally, the unit supports iOS connectivity using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling one to perform and compose with audio apps on an iPad or another iOS device.

SONiVOX's Eighty-Eight Ensemble is a piano instrument that authentically captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano. Meticulously recorded and expertly sampled, the instrument provides anyone the opportunity to add to their compositions, recordings, and performances the realism of a world-class grand piano. Use the combination patches to layer strings, synth pads, and choral pads with the piano samples to create evolving, lush soundscapes and textures.

Ableton Live Lite is a performance and production program that is perfect for spontaneous composition or improvising, recording, remixing and editing musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment.

49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys with natural piano feel
USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
Transport and directional buttons let you operate your DAW from the keyboard
Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive performances
USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to a Mac or PC
Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
Ableton Live Lite music performance and creation software
SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, a virtual piano instrument that captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano
UPC: 694318015797
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M-Audio Keystation 49 II - MIDI Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    M-Audio Keystation 49 II specs

    Power Requirements USB bus
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 31.9 x 7.7 x 3" (810 x 195 x 75 mm)
    Weight 4.6 lb (2.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 34.0 x 9.5 x 4.2"

    M-Audio Keystation 49 II reviews

    Keystation 49 II - MIDI Controller is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't fault it They've been making these and updating the design for a good while. This iteration is near perfect -- light, fast keyboard and good feel on the control wheels. Everything you need and nothing you don't -- only addition might aftertouch, but many people don't use that and it's kept the price under $100. Class compliant midi over usb uses very little power so usually doesn't need a power adapter. Recommended!
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding !!! Plug & play compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan.
    Date published: 2016-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Keyboard Seemless hookup to my macbook. Was up and running within 5 minutes.
    Date published: 2016-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice (non-stiff) keys. I am using this to write, and am NOT a keyboard player. So all I can say is that I've had zero problems with this, and I like the feel of it better than the last two I've had. The keys are NOT stiff. Nice.
    Date published: 2017-02-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as Advertised I purchased this MIDI keyboard on a budget for Logic Pro X. It worked instantly upon connecting it to the computer via USB, but the function buttons/knobs did not seem to do anything. However, after adding the correct "Control Surface" in the software (the Mackie Control surface group in Logic Pro X works great) the function knobs worked, as well. I've even been able to assign its modulation knob to control MIDI instrument articulations, volume, etc. The keyboard is rather large, but fits well on a desk. The keys are plastic but the overall feel when playing is completely acceptable and velocity detection works well. The keyboard also comes with basic music software for those without any, but I have not used them and probably will never need to.� As a side note, the Keystation is also compatible with GarageBand for iPad if you own a camera connection kit adapter. While the physical play/stop buttons don't function, the keyboard works fine and I've been able to create nice tracks using only GarageBand on iPad with the Keystation. Overall, I'm pleased with the Keystation and am looking forward to creating more tunes with it.
    Date published: 2018-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of gear Light weight, light keyboard touch, overall good purchase. I miss the MIDI port but I guess it's obsolete these days.
    Date published: 2016-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Musical Good feel Good dynamic range Good connectivity Good design And... what I really did not expect - GOOD TRILLS
    Date published: 2018-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from GREAT! It's been 2 weeks and it's the best keyboard yet! quick and easy, portable!! best deal for $
    Date published: 2015-12-14
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