There’s no shortage of portable MIDI keyboard controllers on the market, but portability often equates to subpar keyboard action. With the new A-49, the game has changed — this lightweight, slim-line controller features a premium-grade, full-size keyboard that raises the bar in its class. Available in pearl white and black finishes, the A-49 is a dream for musicians seeking a simple, easy-to-use MIDI keyboard with pro-quality playing feel.
The controller works with a wide variety of MIDI-compatible programs such as Ableton Live. It comes with access to download Ignite, a music production application that seamlessly integrates with any current M-Audio keyboard controller. The software includes over 275 instrument sounds by AIR Music Technology as well as an arpeggiator, chord player, phrase player, the ability to share musical ideas over email, and publish music to Soundcloud. The controller is compatible with both Mac OS X and Windows.
The Code 25 from M-Audio is a USB bus powered MIDI keyboard controller that features 25 semi-weighted Keys, 16 velocity-sensitive backlit trigger pads, and an X/Y touch pad. This controller is ideal for keyboardists, producers and composers and can be used in the studio, or on-stage.
The Code 49 from M-Audio is a USB bus powered MIDI keyboard controller that features 49 semi-weighted Keys, 16 velocity-sensitive backlit trigger pads, and an X/Y touch pad. This controller is ideal for keyboardists, producers and composers and can be used in the studio, or on-stage.
The M-Audio CTRL49 is a premium 49-key USB/MIDI controller that combines the creative power of VST instruments and FX plugins with dedicated DAW fader and transport controls to create an entirely hands-on production experience. The CTRL49’s integrated high-resolution full-color display and robust hardware controls instantly auto-map themselves to your VST plugin controls using the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software. This unprecedented tight integration between hardware and software enables immediate 1:1 access to your all of your plugin controls as well as your DAW channel level, solo, mute, record, select and transport controls – all without ever reaching for the computer
88 velocity-sensitive, fully weighted, hammer-action keys can faithfully capture your performance subtleties, while providing the response of a traditional grand piano. Combine the classic feel of a piano with the sonic power of your favorite virtual instruments.
With a unity-locking pitch wheel and a separate modulation wheel, add portamento and glissando effects, or map the Mod wheel to any assignable parameter in your virtual instrument. With the dedicated Master Volume Fader, you can instantly control the intensity of your performance or MIDI map this to any compatible parameter in your DAW or virtual instrument collection for expanded, hands-on control. Use the assignable Up and Down buttons to select different programs, effects, MMC messages, jump between octaves and more.
Three 1/4″ inputs are provided for sustain, soft, and expression pedals. Connect your preferred pedals, then enjoy pedal-based performance articulation.
Control virtual instruments in your favorite DAW via USB. Utilize the 5-pin MIDI output to send all MIDI information to any compatible peripheral device, including hardware synthesizers, sound modules, and drum machines.
The Hammer 88 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity for hassle-free setup that lets you focus on your creativity. No drivers are required; plug-and-play connectivity is supported on Mac OS X and Windows. For iOS users, Hammer 88 supports seamless connectivity via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (available separately), enabling you to compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
The Keystation 49 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, while also providing expressive capabilities. The keyboard ships with two pieces of software, a virtual piano instrument from SONiVOX, and Ableton Live Lite music creation software.
The Keystation Mini 32 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 32 velocity-sensitive synth action keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, with on-board octave controls providing access to the full melodic keyboard range to play anything from bass lines to piano harmony to lead melodies.