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Alesis Q49 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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  • 49-key USB MIDI keyboard controller provides the ideal surface for composing and performing music with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 49 velocity-sensitive keys ensure a dynamic performance
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels add musical expression; perfect for emulating the nuances of specialized musicians via DAW software
  • Octave Up and Down buttons extend the note range without taking up critical desktop space
  • Sustain pedal input and MIDI output for pro-level functionality and versatility
  • Single USB cable simplicity delivers both data and power
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software is included to get you creating right out of the box
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Item Dimensions 32 x 7 x 2.25 in 12.36 x 7.08 x 1.8 in 31.88 x 7.67 x 2.95 in 4.92 x 18.11 x 1.18 in 7.5 x 31 x 2.5 in 10.04 x 33.54 x 3.15 in
Item Weight 5 lbs 1.63 lbs 4.54 lbs 1.59 lbs 4 lbs 7.28 lbs

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Product Description

The Q49 is a 49-note keyboard controller that works with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. The compact controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware. The Q49 provides keyboard players with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider, and the ability to send program changes from the keys. The Q49 comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, Alesis Edition software, for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. The Q49 is also the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Its compact size and portability make it ideal for fitting into existing rigs and then hitting the road. Place it a tier above an existing workstation keyboard and utilize Q49's streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q49's keys to change programs, patches, and more.

From the Manufacturer

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49-Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller

Offering single-cable USB simplicity, the Alesis Q49 delivers complete MIDI control in a streamlined package. The 49 full-size keys encourage two-handed playing. Next, the Alesis Q49 adds expressive Pitch and Modulation wheels. The velocity-sensitive keys respond instantly to your touch, while the sustain pedal input allows piano-style performances. The Q49 includes Ignite music creation software from AIR Music Technology, as well as Ableton Live Lite software, so you can begin making music today.

Expressive Performance Features

Whether you need to chop out some chords, lay down a bass groove, or cut loose with a solo, the Q49 stands ready. The velocity-sensitive keys capture all the nuances of your playing. The Pitch and Modulation wheels can add vibrato, bending, or other modulation effects to enhance your playing. Use the Octave Up and Down keys to increase the keyboard range.

Total MIDI Control

Using just the keys on the keyboard, one single button, and the assignable slider, the sleek Q49 unlocks easy access to deep levels of MIDI control, so you can dig in to all your favorite software instruments. The Q49 also provides a MIDI output for adding a drum machine, sampler, or sound module to your setup.

Quick Computer Connection

A single USB cable provides power to the Q49 and a two-way data connection to your computer. It's that simple. The Q49 includes Ableton Live Lite, as well as Ignite, the inspiring music creation software from AIR Music Technology, so you can begin making music right away. If you'd like, you can use the 9V power input (adapter optional) and the MIDI output for stand-alone operation.

Features
  • 49 velocity-sensitive keys ensure a dynamic performance
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels add musical expression
  • Octave Up and Down buttons extend the note range
  • Sustain pedal input and MIDI output for pro results
  • Single cable simplicity delivers both data and power
  • Ableton Live Lite and Ignite by AIR software included
Complete Compact Control

The Alesis Q49 is an ideal MIDI controller for the beginning musician or the keyboard professional. Combining simple operation with extensive MIDI access, the Q49 offers complete MIDI control.

What is in the box
  • Alesis Q49 MIDI keyboard controller
  • USB cable
  • Ignite music creation software (Download)
  • Ableton software DVD
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
Alesis Q25 Alesis Q49 Alesis Q61 Alesis Q88
Keys 25 49 61 88
Velocity Sensitive X X X X
Semi-Weighted X
Pitch & Modulation Wheels X X X X
Octave Shift Buttons X X X X
Pedal Inputs 1 1 1 2
Assignable Data Slider X X X X
MIDI output X X X X
MIDI over USB X X X X
Software Included Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
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Ignite by AIR
Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
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Ignite by AIR
Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
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Ignite by AIR
Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
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Ignite by AIR