M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3
The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 has been designed for music producers along with live performers of all abilities who are looking for a great portable MIDI keyboard controller. It comes with a superb software bundle (Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, AIR Music Tech Velvet & AIR Music Tech Xpand!2) and a host of new features that improve on the excellent MK2 version. This makes the M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 a must buy for anyone looking for a 49 key USB MIDI keyboard controller.
Simple Software Control
Enter the world of unrestricted computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 49 MK3 keyboard controller from M-Audio - successor to the iconic Keystation 49 II. Whether you're a seasoned pro looking for just the right controls or are looking to get started with the right USB MIDI controller, the Keystation 49 MK3 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 49 MK3 features 49 natural feeling full-size velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.
Immersive DAW Control
Keystation 49 MK3 provides all the must-have tools to capture even the most immersive, expressive performances. Use the fully assignable octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; volume slider, and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 49 MK3 also features a 1/4 (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.
Pure Player Experience
Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 49 MK3 is perfect for travelling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio it easily satisfies both roles. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 49 MK3 is USB-powered, class compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 49 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
Premium Virtual Instrument Suite
Your production demands nothing but the best! Thats why our third generation of Keystation controllers come loaded with pro grade virtual instruments from leading developer AIR Music Tech. From the contemporary Xpand!2, loaded with an ultra-intuitive UI and thousands of premium patches, to the sultry vintage e-piano sounds of Velvet and faithful piano tones of Mini Grand, you can be sure, whatever your performance demands, the Keystation MK3 Virtual Instrument series guarantees to meet all your expectations with immediate creative potential right-out-the-box!
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Hone Your Skills
M-Audios Keystation MK3 Series makes it simple to develop your skills no matter what level you're at with trial subscriptions for both Melodics and Skoove. With Skoove, learn how to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Skooves unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you improve faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player. Melodics fuses a user friendly, intuitive and inspiring user interface, underpinned with unique adaptive learning, motivational mechanics and customised challenges, encouraging users to learn different techniques, concepts and genres - with each session, you're building muscle memory, improving your technique and most importantly, mastering your controller.
- 49 full-size velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with natural feel
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
- Transport and directional buttons for controlling any recording software/DAW
- Volume fader for deeper control of plugins
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
- Advanced functionality customizes fader, buttons, pitch and mod wheels to control any DAW or plugin parameter
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
- USB-powered, supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC - no drivers required
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- Includes Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite performance/recording software/DAWs
- Includes AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, with seven acoustic piano sounds
- Includes AIR Music Tech Velvet virtual electronic piano with five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s
- Includes AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 multitimbral all-in-one workstation
- Power: Via USB
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 822 x 189 x 68 mm / 32.36" x 7.44" x 2.68"
- Weight: 2.14 kg / 4.72 lbs
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