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M-Audio Keystation 49 II

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Step into computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 49 keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 49 is a simple, powerful ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-28-2018

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49-note keyboard controller ideal for traveling musicians.

Step into computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 49 keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 49 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. It features 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow. Use the octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 49 also includes a 1/4" (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.

Pure Player Experience
Lightweight and durable, Keystation 49 is perfect for traveling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 49 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 49 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble
Bundled with Keystation 49 is a premium virtual instrument from SONiVOX. SONiVOX's Eighty-Eight Ensemble is a world-class piano instrument that authentically captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano. Meticulously recorded and expertly sampled, Eighty-Eight Ensemble provides every producer and performer the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with the breathtaking realism of a world-class grand piano. Use the combination patches to layer strings, synth pads, and choral pads with the high-fidelity piano samples and create evolving, lush soundscapes and textures.

Ableton Live Lite
Also included with Keystation 49 is Ableton Live Lite - one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.

FEATURES
  • 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys with natural piano feel
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments 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 your Mac or PC
  • Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
  • Includes SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble virtual piano instrument

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M-AudioKeystation 49 II
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (6)
  • Good quality (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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3.0

a bit of trouble

By willard

from W North Carolina

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

    Even with almost a month under my belt, the 'plug and play' drivers seemed to conflict with Sonar X3 and Print Music 2011. I just installed X3 undates and maybe that will solve the problem.

    The latency issue was one I didn't expect since it doesn't occur over all programs - ie Addictive keys where it works great.

     
    5.0

    Great basic midi keyboard

    By Studio C

    from Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

      Pefrect for coming up with melodies and practicing techniques.

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Pawpaw

      from Huntsville Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

        I brought it for my grandson and he was so excited couldn't control
        himself so Thanks for a great Christmas

         
        5.0

        I love this keyboard! Perfect for my needs.

        By Soul Sista Shakti

        from Harlem, NYC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

          Learning how to produce after being out of music technology school for 10 years

           
          5.0

          I love this Piano

          By hxppy

          from Midville, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing
            • Production

            Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

            I use this product mainly for producing traccs and I give it A+ easy to use, lightweight, and it feels good.

             
            5.0

            My Main Keyboard Controller

            By Julian Leal

            from Chicago

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

            I've had this usb midi controller for 4 years and never a problem. This keyboard is a great deal and worth more than the price for the software alone. I read some of the other reviews and think that their issue is with their software and/or drivers. I use Presonus Studio One and I have not had any incompatibility issues although I have read of others when they upgrade their daw sometimes you need to uninstall your controller drivers and then reinstall like new and then everything will work fine.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Be careful with this if you have protools 11.

            By GuyLadoosh

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about M-Audio Keystation 49 II:

                Seems when you upgrade to protools 11.1 or higher, I am running 11.3 something or other. The keyboard and protools do not communicate. Computer sees it as connected. Read forums, tried various approaches, (even in protools set up in midi controller and all). It could be a protools thing, but just to warn you, they do not work together at this point. Now I am must journey to another source for a keyboard. Something that maybe has usb and midi in/outs. Other than that, it worked just fine and it is a sturdy build and has nice feels.

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