M-Audio Keystation 49 II USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Keystation 49 is a USB-powered, 49-Key MIDI Controller with full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a natural piano feel that play virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more with its USB-MIDI connection. It has Transport and directional buttons that let the user operate their DAW from the keyboard. This MIDI Controller has a lightweight and portable design that make it the perfect keyboard for traveling musicians, it is also built with pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for convenience when playing, performing, or recording music.

Keystation 49 supports plug-and-play connectivity to a MAC to PC or the user could connect any of their iOS devices with a separately sold Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. The package includes exclusive software: Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, a virtual piano instrument that captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano, and AIR Music Tech Xpand!2, a multitimbral all-in-one workstation.

  • 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys with natural piano feel
  • USB-MIDI connection
  • Transport and directional buttons
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls
  • USB-powered, supports plug-and-play connectivity to Mac or PC
  • Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, AIR Music Tech Xpand!2
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Technical Specification

  • Power: USB-bus-powered
  • Size (width x depth x height): 195 mm x 75 mm x 810 mm
  • Weight: 2.1 kg
  • Warranty: 1 year

What Is In The Box

  • Keystation 49
  • USB Cable
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual


Manufacture Description

49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheels

Pure Player Experience

Enter the world of unrestricted computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 49 II keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 49 II is a simple, powerful MIDI controller meticulously engineered for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on Mac or PC. At the heart of Keystation 49 II is a premium keybed delivering a natural, player-centric response and 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys that capture every subtle nuance of your performance. Plus, for unrestricted access to the full audible spectrum, Keystation 49 includes dedicated, conveniently-located octave range buttons - whether its lead lines, extended chords or sub-heavy bass-lines, Keystation 49 II allows you to meet your needs in a format that keeps you focused on what's important - your performance!

Express Yourself

Oxygen 25 provides core in-demand tools to capture immersive, expressive performances. With conveniently located pitch-bend and Modulation wheels, take command of your virtual instruments adding portamento, vibrato or any parameter mapped to the modulation wheel for unprecedented customised control.

Plus, Oxygen 25 also includes a 1/4" (6.3mm) sustain pedal input for use with an external control pedal, such as the SP2 (sold separately), for added expressive capability and genuine piano-style sustain.

Immersive DAW Control

With Keystation 49 II, take the hassle out of computer-based production and performance. Combining USB-power, class-compliancy and support for USB-MIDI connectivity, setup is a breeze allowing producers and performers immediate access to the modern-world of music production. Thanks to easily-accessible transport controls and directional buttons, experience the ultimate in enhanced recording workflow - play, perform and record with music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Plus, Keystation 49 II's support for iOS connectivity - with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) - enables performance with audio apps on iPads and other iOS devices.

Portable Performance Powerhouse

Keystation 49 II is the idea solution for traveling musicians who require unrestricted command of music software when performing live or in mobile-recording scenarios.

Combining a slimline, ultra-portable footprint with a robust, road-tested build, Keystation 49 II packs core controller functionality in a lightweight and durable package - plus with a mobile-friendly USB-bus power specification, taking your performance and production on the road without compromising critical keyboard controller functionality has never been easier.

Premium Software Suite Included

ProTools | First | M-Audio Edition - A complete digital audio workstation based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day.

Eleven Lite - A plugin for in-demand guitar amp & cab modelling - discover serene cleans to modern hi-gain aggressiveness and everywhere in between!

Ableton Live Lite - Produce, perform, create - The revolutionary music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment.

Eighty Eight Ensemble - An authentic, exceptional recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano to your productions - this is the plugin you have been searching for!

Xpand!2 - With thousands of premium patches at your disposal, you can experience the power of this premium multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch.

Includes 2GB Sound Library of In-Demand Sound Content From Touch Loops

Spark that initial idea or add the finishing touch to your latest masterpiece - whatever your production demands, Touch Loops' 2GB sample library doesn't disappoint!

Based in Los Angeles and London, Touch Loops equips customers with the most cutting-edge sound elements, instruments, hardware, and software recordings, expertly curated by a team of professional music producers and sound designers.

Now included with Keystation 49, this 500+ sound library provides everything from must-have one shot drum hits to sultry melodic loops and deep, driving bass - whatever your project demands, this expertly curated sample content arms you with cutting-edge content to realise it!

5 Free Plugins from Plug & Mix’s V.I.P Series Plugins

Don’t restrict your creativity. Be inspired! Plug & Mix is a collective of top developers that produce great sounding and easy-to-use audio plugins.

The music industry is constantly evolving, so should your plug Ins! Why waste your time on complicated set-ups, installations and operations, when you could be straight in the studio focussing on what’s important - your production!

Plug & Mix have teamed up with one of the world class plug-in designers to create the ultimate V.I.P. plug in series. Simply load the plug-in and turn a dial for instant sonic satisfaction - it really is that easy!

All Plug & Mix plug-ins have been meticulously curated to deliver any effect you need at any given time. Every type of plug-in can be found in the V.I.P. Series, including EQ’s, Dynamics, Phasers, Reverbs, and Delays. Download the Plug & Mix V.I.P. installer and give your tracks that ultimate glow.

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