M-Audio KeyRig 49  

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An affordable MIDI controller with all the essential pro features.

Combined with your music software and virtual instruments, 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, 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.

Features 49-note synth-action keyboard
  • Includes keyrig software for PC
  • Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Assignable octave +/- buttons
  • Edit mode button
  • Sustain pedal input
  • USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
  • Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers - just plug and play
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite (PC/Mac) software > make music right away
M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only):
  • Four top-quality virtual sound modules: SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI
  • Use stand-alone or 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

Simple, straightforward, affordable MIDI control. Get yours today.

 

KeyRig 49 Specifications:

  • Compatibility:
  • MME
  • Mac OS X Core MIDI
  • KeyRig 49 keyboard:
  • Pentium 3 800MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX 9.0b or higher
  • Windows XP (SP1) or higher
  • (Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported)
  • *M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
  • Key Rig software:
  • Pentium III 500 MHz or AMD7 (P4 / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Windows XP*
  • VST 2.0 compatible host software
  • CD-ROM drive for installation
  • Internet connection (on any computer) for software activation
  • ASIO-compatible soundcard for standalone operation
  • * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported.
  • KeyRig 49 keyboard:
  • Macintosh G3** 800/G4** 733MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • OS X 10.2.8 w/ 256 MB RAM,
  • OS X 10.3.4 or greater w/ 512 MB RAM
  • *M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
  • **native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
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M-AudioKeyRig 49
 
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4.0

Sweet deal on a good beginner's keyboard.

By ALS

from Chicago

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

If you're looking for a good live keyboard or an inexpensive keyboard for a beginner this is seriously the best deal you're going to find anywhere. 49 keys is enough for most of what you'd want to do and is good for beginners; they're velocity-sensitive too. The pitch and mod wheels feel great and smooth. The keyboard has a good weight to it too; it's not so heavy it's unwieldy but it's hefty enough to feel stable. Now for the bad. The keys feel a little cheap and sometimes you can feel them scratch against eachother or the mechanisms grinding. They're also not weighted and there's no Aftertouch feature. The built in editting controls are convoluted and difficult to use because there's no input pad. You have to control it with the keys themselves, which while the natural notes are labelled, they're not labelled for controls in any way. This makes it extremely confusing, especially if you accidently hit the Edit button while trying to hit the octave controls and then you can't figure out what you did. There also doesn't appear to be any sort of factory reset for the internal settings, yet there's a factory reset on the 25 key version. What? Why? Not sure why this was left out, especially with the awkward Edit controls. Despite the flaws, this keyboard is great for a beginner or someone who plays other instruments and wants to add some keyboards to their music. The limitations keep it from being professional quality, but if you're a penny-pincher, there's no better deal.

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