While the words portable and affordable describe the K-Series USB-MIDI Studio Controllers, they by no means define them. The Korg K-49 USB MIDI keyboard controller features solid, full-size keys, and ... Click To Read More About This Product
While the words portable and affordable describe the K-Series USB-MIDI Studio Controllers, they by no means define them. The Korg K-49 USB MIDI keyboard controller features solid, full-size keys, and a selection of four velocity curves (including a fixed level”great for mimicking organs and early mono synths) that tailor the keyboard response to match any performer.
For a controller in this class, the Korg K49 is graced with an unusual variety of sophisticated controllers. Performers will be happy to see a set of Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels just like those on Korg's RADIAS, MS2000B and microKORG synths. You'll also find an assignable slider, two assignable switches on the side and a foot switch input on the back panel.
The Korg keyboard's innovative ClickPoint joystick can perform double duty working as a traditional X/Y joystick or navigate your softsynth or DAW software by acting as a USB mouse.
Additionally, the 49-key keyboard comes with a free software editor that allows you to create and save customized controller assignments and includes a number of pre-programmed templates scenes. This can be a huge time saver and get you up and running with your choice of software synths and music production programs.
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Well, to be competely honest with you guys this product is just not the best. For one thing I can make something better in Phu's art class then this...out of clay. I'd stick to the brand Korg, might be a little bit more money but it is worth every penny. I mean just ask Koch, she said this product aint happenin' herself.
Many may think this keyboard is somewhat cheap because of it not having the "knobs" or other mindless switches. I purchased this thinking that it would be sub-par, but only to find it its a very responsive and good feeling keyboard. Its not for those who want to instanly jump on the computer and make "loops" or beats. Its a keyboard that is ment to be played with proper software. It might be a slight disapointment when you recieve the software, because the M1 is a "lite" edition, but this software can be more of a guide to allow you experience some of the best software out there. If you really planned on composing music you would not wait on software from a music hardware company, you would buy your own. Overall this keyboard is perfectly suited, it has a pitch and mod wheel, which feel great ,and other assignable controllers. To be honest i never really use the controllers much while playing its very taxing to turn knobs at the same time, and i think others you play music rather than notes would agree. If your looking for a quality, and well priced keyboard go for it. If your looking for a toy with gadgets dont =).
I bought this to creat loops and things on the PC, but also to learn piano. This does everything that is promised. I would suggest buying other software than what is included for creating loops. I received a "lite" version that limits tracks to the point that it is not useful. Hardware works great on PC and MAC.