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[NAMM] Alesis QX49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Alesis is showing at NAMM 2011 the QX49 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

 

Through a standard USB connection, the QX49 receives power while also transmitting MIDI data to Mac or PC software. With its drum pads, rotary knobs, long-throw faders, snappy buttons and velocity-sensitive keyboard, QX49 provides the user with a thoroughly satisfying music-making experience.

 

The QX49's array of assignable controls is designed to work with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. The QX49's layout has eight sliders and rotary knobs, four backlit drum pads and dedicated transport controls.

 

The QX49's 49-note keyboard is designed for performing and composing with software instruments and samplers while still remaining portable. Furthermore, the QX49 provides keyboard players with a complement of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up/down buttons and the ability to send program changes directly from the keys.



The QX49 controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware. The QX49 features two traditional MIDI jacks: one for sending MIDI data directly from the keyboard and the other for routing MIDI data from a connected computer. When not using a computer, the QX49 can also be powered using a wall power adaptor (sold separately) to perform and control MIDI hardware. A footswitch input is also included on the back panel. 



The QX49 comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music.

 

Check out Alesis for more details.

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