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Alesis QX49Item ID: QX49
49-key Velocity-sensitive USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Eight Rotary Encoders, Eight Sliders, Four Backlit Pads, and Dedicated Transport Controls
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From Our Research Team:
A Matter of ControlControl freak? The Alesis QX49 USB MIDI keyboard controller is the cure. We all have control issues, especially when we're wrestling with our DAWs and virtual instruments. The QX49 comes to the rescue with an ergonomic, control-encrusted command surface and 49 synth-action keys. Eight sliders, eight knobs, four backlit drum pads, transport buttons, pitch and mod wheels, and and an LCD screen that let you control your sessions without constant mousing. The QX49 even gives you MIDI I/O to control additional hardware. Powerful, compact, lightweight, and affordable, the Alesis QX49 could save you thousands in therapy.
Alesis QX49 USB MIDI keyboard controller at a Glance:
The Alesis QX49, with its 49-note keyboard, is ideal for two-handed performing - while remaining portable. The QX49 gives you a bevy of controls, including pitch and mod wheels, octave up/down buttons, and the facility to send program changes right from the keys. The keyboard can even be split into sections to control multiple instruments simultaneously.
You've got connections
The Alesis QX49 includes both USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI ports for instant connection to Mac, PC - and MIDI hardware. The QX49's MIDI DIN jacks include one for sending MIDI data from the keyboard and another for routing MIDI data from a connected computer. The QX49 can also be powered using a wall power adaptor (sold separately) when not using a computer. You also get a sustain pedal input on the back panel.
The QX49 ships with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. With its traditional MIDI ports, the QX49 is also a great choice for controlling MIDI hardware. Integrating a computer into your live set? With its petite size and light weight, you can place the QX49 a tier above an existing workstation for streamlined optimization of your expanded road rig.
Alesis QX49 USB MIDI keyboard controller Features:
The Alesis QX49 is a powerful, affordable USB MIDI keyboard controller!
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Mike, Cheney, WA
Reviewsbased on 1 review
A Lot Of Bang For The Buck!!!
by Ed Gould from Pittsburgh, PAHere's a 49 key Midi controller that is reasonably priced and performs very well. How wrong can you go for $160.00? Yes, you've probably seen YouTube videos or negative feedback about this unit, but... read more [+] I want to tell you there are issues with the sustain pedal...but, it all comes down to the type of pedal you're using with it. If it's a 1/4 inch tip-sleeve jack on the pedal, it will work. If it's a 1/4 inch tip-ring-sleeve jack, it will sustain everything. The reason for that is, it doesn't work with sustain/damper combo pedals...it will work with just a sustain pedal. The only real criticisms I can give would be (1) the instructions you get with the unit are poor at best! However, after sitting down for a while and figuring everything out, it's pretty simple. And, I plan on putting a YouTube instructional video together to help everyone who purchased one, becasue this thing really rocks! And, (2) the keys could be a little more sturdy... but hey...it's only $160.00!!! I would recommend anyone who uses the sounds in their recording software to get one! close [-]
February 9, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician, Recording Engineer, Producer
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