With so many controller keyboards available it's hard to stand out from the crowd but the Roland A49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller does just that by presenting a lightweight, slim-line controller with a full-sized, premium keyboard.
The 49 rounded, velocity-sensitive keys of the Roland A-49 Controller have been created for comfort and improved reaction to the player's touch, this is in addition to the reduction in mechanical noise created and the elimination of vertical shake.
The Roland A-49 Keyboard is the perfect companion to an external SuperNATURAL sound module (e.g. INTEGRA-7), as it will automatically assign its controls. This means it can also act as a second keyboard for those with a JUPITER-80 or ñ50.
Although it includes 49 full-size keys the Roland A-49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller was built for mobility. It weighs in at just under six-pounds/2.5 kg and has a streamlined design, so it's easy to carry around. What's more, as it draws very little current, it is USB bus-powered by your computer, so you don't need to carry a power adaptor around with you, just a USB cable and your laptop.
Along with its Mac/PC compatibility the Roland A-49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller also offers its services to the iPad. Just connect via Apple's Camera Connection Kit (sold separately).
The intelligent layout of the Roland A 49 USB MIDI Keyboard's two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller ensures ease of use and fluid workflow. Octave buttons allow for instant adjustment to the key scale and scale can also be adjusted in semitones with the transpose button, adjustments to either are displayed via the Roland A-49's LED indicators. Additional tasks, indicated above the keys, can be accessed with the controller's Function button.
Manufacturer Roland Model A-49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller - Black Dimensions (H x W x D) 84 x 836 x 182 mm Weight 2.5kg Keyboard 49 keys (with velocity) Controllers Buttons: S1, S2 (Assignable) Knobs: C1, C2 (Assignable) Foot Pedals: HOLD, EXPRESSION Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever D-BEAM Controller Buttons [Function] button [SuperNATURAL] button [Octave +/-] button [Transpose] button Display Power Indicator LED Octave Indicator LED Connectors HOLD Pedal jack: 1/4-inch phone type EXPRESSION Pedal jack: 1/4-inch TRS phone type MIDI OUT connector USB COMPUTER port (USB Type B) Interface USB Input Power Supplied from the computer via USB COMPUTER port Current Draw 98 mA Included Accessories Owner's Manual A-49 CD-ROM USB Cable SONAR LE DVD-ROM (Windows) SONAR LE installation guide (Windows) Optional Extras (sold separately) Pedal Switch (DP-2/DP-10) Expression Pedal (EV-5/EV-7)
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