Alesis V49 MIDI Keyboard Controller
- 25, 49, or 61 full-sized, square-front keys
- 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
- 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your DAW of choice
- Octave Up + Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range
- Pitch and modulation wheels for expressive control
- Seamless, visual feedback via LED illuminated buttons and knobs
- USB power and USB-MIDI connectivity for Mac and PC
The Alesis V49 is a part of the Alesis V series of MIDI keyboard controllers, available in 25, 49, and 61 key versions. It is a powerful, intuitive MIDI controller that is an extraordinary workstation for the music producer who wants to handle the controls of plug-ins and virtual instruments from the controller itself. A single USB connection to your Mac or PC offers both power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug in and start making music.
Enjoy an expansive melodic range with the The Alesis V49’s Octave Up/Down buttons and get the most out of basslines, chords, and arpeggios. All four assignable knobs, four buttons and eight pads illuminate giving a real-time visual feedback to let you tap out rhythms, trigger loops, and play synthesizers during live gigs and dark lit studios comfortably.
Feel the expression of playing on full-sized synth-action keys, perfect for using with virtual instruments, plug-ins, and other applications, but in a compact-sized tactile controller. Add that to the pitch and mod wheel, and you have a controller that will have you digging in to all aspects of your DAW, plugins, and virtual instruments without the need to even grab for the mouse.
A single USB cable provides both a power and data connection to nearly any computer. Spontaneously record, remix, improvise and edit music ideas on the fly with the included Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2.
- Ableton Live Lite
Mac: OS X 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9 (Software Requirements: OS X 10.8 or 10.9)
PC: Windows 7 or Windows 8; Multicore Processor; 2GB RAM
To help you out on your quest to find a great MIDI keyboard controller for your home studio, we’ve included links below to detailed reviews of a few models that make a good runner up to the Alesis V49.
We’ve put together The Ultimate Guide to MIDI Keyboard Controllers that will teach you all the features, functions and freedoms offered by these incredible instrument. By the end of it you’ll be equipped with enough knowledge to make an informed decision of what kind of keyboard controller will suit your studio to get your ideas flowing faster than ever.
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