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Alesis Q49 49 Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
A simple 49 key controller keyboard with everything you need and nothing more - it simply gets the job done! USB and MIDI connections, standard 49 key layout, two mod wheels, one data slider and octave up/down buttons. Affordable and effective!
Here's what Alesis say about the Q49
The Q49 is a 49-note keyboard controller that works with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. The compact controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware.
The Q49 provides keyboard players with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider, and the ability to send program changes from the keys.
The Q49 is compact, affordable, and easy to use.
- 49-key keyboard controller for use with virtually all music software and MIDI devices
- USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware
- Pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, assignable data slider
- Send program changes from keys
Ian | Purchase date: 21 January 2012
For the money, this is a great keyboard. I am using it to learn the piano, dip my feet in without spending too much. I have found it works perfectly with synthesia, and feels solid enough.
I may end up buying a weighted 88 key in time, but for now I'm happy to use this. I would still keep it in this instance as a synth keyboard controller.
Mr. Russell Young | Purchase date: 22 February 2011
This is a no nonsense controller keyboard at a very good price. Absolutely ideal for a home studio, I have it driving my Korg Micro X. The keyboard action is a bit light and flimsy, but it is velocity sensitive and a real bonus is the inclusion of a copy of Ableton Live 8 Lite. Slightly disappointed that there's no mains power adapter in the box, but it works fine on USB and with Windows 7 SP1. Recommended.
Mr C Pearmain | Purchase date: 30 December 2010
The unit seems well built but the bundled Ableton software refused to connect to any PC here including a Windows XP machine and two Windows 7 systems.
After talking to someone from Andertons on the phone who was unable to help I returned the bundle to them. A sales person plugged it in to one of their shop systems where it worked with other software but they could offer no suggestion as to why it wouldn't operate with Ableton on any of our systems.
Now we have to buy Cubase or something similar to get it to work or return the unit to Andertons under the sale of goods act. Interesting to see whether this review gets published.
Mr. Stuart Barbour | Purchase date: 21 December 2010
as always, first class service from the country's number one music store, order one day arrives the next, couldn't be better. This keyboard is perfect for a worktop keyboard, slim but still has all the functions you need at a great price. Love it !
Mr. Kevin O | Purchase date: 20 October 2010
I have found this to be a fantastic value for money controller - suiting my requirements of using midi modules (including the sadly obsolete Alesis Nanosynth). Simple to use even a guitarist like me can operate it!
I have given it four stars as I was very disappointed not to get a power supply included. Yes it is great value, but the fact that there is no PSU should have been very clear in the product spec. Add to that, the fact that Alesis have an unusual supply unit....
It is a useful recording tool for my studio but not sure how robust it would be for gigging.