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Behringer U-Control UMX490 Keyboard Controller Reviews

4.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • Scott
    from February 11, 2016

    Great Controller

    Got this keyboard to control my Memotron M2D and it works great. To be fair, I haven't spent much time trying to re-program the controls to map to other CC values, but the basic functions work great.

  • JET
    from USA May 2, 2015Music Background:
    Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist

    Plenty of Bang for your Buck!

    Firstly I DIG the color!!! It's red and it's sassy! Really, the controller is better than I expected. The keys have a good feel for this lower priced model. Even though it is made of heavy plastic, it feels nice and rugged. It looks like it will stand up to regular use. Visually stunning red with white labeling for rotary defaults, Etc.. So, if you are new to midi control, (and even if you're not) you are able to see what all the knobs and buttons are for. Much better than bouncing back and forth between your music and a manual (though you still may want to do that LOL). Knobs and switches are assignable. Everything seems to work great. There is still more to explore. I am really enjoying it so far. I gave it a lesser grade because of 2 things, though neither is major. Since I am using it in a DAW with tons of instruments, one isn't a big hairy deal. My first complaint is that I was unable to get any success with the software. I will need to call someone on that issue. My other beef is that no light is visible when it is powered up unless you press one of the console buttons. Not necessarily a problem, but I could see the power accidentally being left on. I would love to see a power light and usable software. Those fixes would make it really perfect in this price range. Don't always think this company has a lot of cheap junk. I have used their products for certain things and they have worked out very well. I think if you are on a budget, this midi keyboard is a great buy. Thank you Sweetwater for the best service and the best gear anywhere.

  • Customer
    from November 14, 2013Music Background:
    Composer

    Not bad...assign is good to use...

    It has many controllers(knobs,buttons and sliders) and can assign it any controller number,useful when you want to control some parameters(in fact I use this fuction rarely.Mostly I'll assign volume slider to expression when writing some strings stuff ).
    I don't like the keypedal.It's to heavy for me.And after I use it for 3 or 4 years sometimes it will send midi controller message randomly and I don't know how to fix it.

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