M-Audio KeyRig 49 USB Keyboard With KEYRIG SoftwareStock code: 56445
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- 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
- Professional feel and response
- Includes KeyRig software for PC (software sounds include pianos, synths, organ and more)
- Includes Ableton Live Lite (PC/Mac) software
- Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers
- Plug and Play
- USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
- Sustain pedal input
The M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key, synth-action USB MIDI keyboard and the award-winning Key Rig software for the PC, KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing and performing music with a computer. Use KeyRig 49 to play Key Rig’s virtual instrument sounds, or audition loops and compose songs with M-Audio’s Session, Apple’s GarageBand, Ableton’s Live Lite (included) or other music-creation programs. The KeyRig 49 keyboard also includes professional features like pitch and mod wheels, an assignable volume slider, octave +/- buttons and sustain pedal input. It’s powered via a single USB cable and works instantly with computers running Mac OS X or Windows XP.
It’s All There In Black and White
The SP-1 Stage Piano module serves up grand pianos, Wurlitzer, classic electric pianos, FM, clavinet and more. Each preset can hold a combination of two instruments with individual settings for Mix, Octave, Detune, Velocity and Tone. Owing to a dual effects section, each preset also has its own effect settings including delay, chorus, phaser and more.
Brave New Synth
The MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer delivers a new, easy way to call up and edit great synth sounds. Each preset consists of sub-presets for each major section: filter, amp, mod and FX. Creating new sounds is as simple as combining these sub-presets in different ways and tweaking any associated parameters from there as desired.
The MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ authentically emulates the classic Hammond sound complete with rotary speaker. Standard features include nine drawbars that are pre-mapped to M-Audio brand USB MIDI controllers, percussion and variable key click, three chorus and three vibrato settings. Rotary speaker emulation includes tube overdrive, speed and tone controls to yield everything from glassy jazz chords to smoking rock leads.
Bring In The Band
The GM-4 General MIDI Module delivers 128 GM instruments plus a great GM drum kit. It instantly plays GM-compatible standard MIDI files from host applications and provides an extremely easy way of sequencing additional backing tracks.
Key Rig modules each feature their own dual effects processors for delay, chorus, phaser and more.There’s also a master effects section that further processes the combined output of all modules.
Flexible Mixing and Assignment
You get an internal mixer and assignment controls that allow you configure independent MIDI channels for each module. But that’s not all… you can easily create splits and layers for things like left-hand bass with right-hand keys, piano/string layers and any other combination you can think of.
Use It Your Way
M-Audio’s virtual racks let you use them as stand-alone instruments or with most host sequencers. Lots of people, for example, are just taking their keyboard and laptop to live performances. Compatibility with AU, VST and RTAS also means that you can use it as sound sources for your tracks in Pro Tools*, Logic, Cubase, Ableton Live, and, well, pretty much any popular music software.
*Note: Pro Tools M-Powered requires a qualified M-Audio Audio Interface
Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.
|Key Stage||Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||M-Audio KeyRig 49 USB Keyboard With KEYRIG Software|
|Model||M-Audio KeyRig 49 USB Keyboard|
|Type||49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard|
|Midi / Keyboard Controlers||Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider|
|Pitch bend wheel|
|Assignable octave +/- buttons|
|Edit mode button|
|Sustain pedal input|
|USB interface||USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible|
|Connection and power via a single USB cable|
|Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers—just plug and play|
|M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only)||SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI sound modules|
|Works stand-alone and with a sequencer|
|Variable velocity and controller settings|
|Split and layer modules for performance combinations|
|Module and master effects processors|
|Compatible with most popular software|
|Bundled Software||Ableton Live Lite music creation software|
|Dimensions||32.1" x 7.5" x 2.8" (81.6 x 19 x 7 cm)|
|Weight||4.6 lbs. / 2.1 kg|
Brilliant starter keyboard
Posted on 07/10/2012 by douglas
Bought this last year, as I needed a keyboard to progress from just dropping samples into logic/garage band. Brilliant bit of kit for the money and so glad I bought it, keys feel strong and not to plastic and also pressure sensitivity is great.
I would purchase another M-audio product again from buying this, as the quality is strong and outstanding.
Brilliant for beginners
Posted on 04/10/2012 by Callum
This keyboard is a brilliant place for people looking to get in to computer music to start.
49 Keys is the standard most people will be used to, and the slim design allows for it to fit anywhere, even on a crowded desk with minimal space.
It has enough controls to get a beginner used to the basics - Pitch bend and Modulation wheels and an Octave up/down button for extra range if needed.
Coupled with the Ableton lite software this is the perfect place to start with music production without going overboard and spending a fortune or buying something so complex it puts you off.