The Masterkey series offers a selection of truly affordable midi keyboards that offer the build quality and functionality of a more expensive model. Featuring full size, synth style keys with dynamic velocity response, Masterkey keyboards are the perfect choice if you're just exploring the world of synths and virtual instruments and don't want to spend a lot on functions you won't need.
The Masterkey is Simple to set up! It's USB class compliant, so just plug into a USB port on your computer and it will do the rest!
The Masterkey 49 features 49 velocity senistive keys that are perfect for creating grooving basslines, punchy drum beats or soaring synth lines. Its also big enough to play with both hands, but doesn't give you as much space as the 61 version if you are used to playing piano/bigger keyboards. You can jump easily between different registers with the handy Octave controls extending the range. If you're confident to play chords on piano and like to have a bit more freedom than the 25 key offers, the 49 key is the choice for you.
Along with the keys themselves the Masterkey offers classic performance articulation controls like pitch and modulation, that feature a rubberised texture so that you can grip easily. An assignable fader and 4 assignable control knobs allow you to take some control of your mix, offering tactile control of different parameters. You also get a 3 digit LED display which offers navigation feedback and parameter values.
To help get you started, the Masterkey keyboard comes equipped with the Artist version of the fantastic Presonus recording software "Studio One" to get your ideas down and into full tracks. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs. From the recording stage to final mix, the software has a range of professional tools to help shape and define your tracks.