Major MIDI Control!
Way more than a keyboard! Roland's A-500 PRO is one serious MIDI controller. Beyond having 49 velocity-sensitive keys for playing virtual instruments, this beast boasts a total of 45 assignable controls - knobs, buttons, sliders, and more. You can assign out the controls however you want, so you can get your hands on your mix, finger drum on the 8 Dynamic Pads, control recording start/stop/playback... whatever your workflow demands. If you're choosing your first MIDI controller, you can't go wrong with the A-500 PRO. The keys glide under your fingers, you've got controls for whatever you want, and it works with your Mac or PC. Nice.
When you're getting a MIDI controller, you've got factors to consider. Mainly, you want to make sure you have the level of control you need. Why have only keys, then, when you can grab the A-500 PRO and load up with 49 keys plus 45 different controls for your DAW? If portability's a concern also, the A-500 PRO still fits the bill. It can be powered by your Mac or PC over USB - no need for an AC adapter, unless you want one. That means the A-500 PRO and your laptop are a perfect pair for your music-making needs.Roland A-500 PRO 49-key MIDI Controller Features at a Glance:
- 49-key MIDI controller with velocity-sensitive keys
- 45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport, and more
- 8 dynamic pads for finger drumming and MIDI triggering
- Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation stick
- Sustain and Expression pedal jacks to expand playability
- USB bus powered - no AC adapter required
- Both Mac and PC compatible