Cakewalk A-500S

Cakewalk A-500S

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A-500S, 49-Key MIDI Keyboard from Cakewalk.

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Cakewalk A-500S tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Cakewalk
  • Model:A-500S
  • Category:49-Key MIDI Keyboards
  • Added in our database on: 01/15/2010

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Cakewalk A-500S user reviews


molokoy's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Cakewalk A-500S
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Seems to correspond to fire improved PC 300 USB.


By buying this product, I may désaventure the same with the 300 USB PC.

Ie Roland does not provide a USB driver for Windows Vista and Seven versions for the PC 300 USB.

I would not take the risk again of losing the USB function to the next Windows version change

marzacdev's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" reassuring"

Cakewalk A-500S
This is a 4-octave keyboard (49 keys of standard size) in good order.
The touch is semi-weighted keyboard for a very pleasant springs and rounded buttons allows sliding of fingers on the keyboard.

For connectivity, it availing oneself of a USB 2.0 port for direct connection to the computer with an optional 'advanced driver selectable by a small button, depending classic Roland acclrer sense the transmission of MIDI messages and reduce latency when installing their drivers (conseill.

Availing oneself of the keyboard as a MIDI out that my great surprise, is not sending messages made by playing on the keyboard but can also serve as MIDI port is available on the computer . There is also a jack for a pedal of a pedal and maintains expression.

Regarding food, you can use either USB or an external transformer (unfortunately not included) or 4 LR6 (well seen) for mobile use.


Touch is very pleasing and the sensitivity of the keyboard VLOC is good, you can choose the curve Answers to adequate share according to his game This keyboard is very compact because it does not availing oneself of surfaces or pads contrle put the joystick used by both pitch bend and mod wheel.

The manual is clear and ncessaire because some keyboard layouts are not reflected Fawn intuitive (a combination of buttons to change mode, then press the keys on the keyboard).

Fortunately, there are buttons for quick CASC change the MIDI channel, the current program and to transpose the keyboard. The edition of values is using a handy knob.

Please note, the keyboard is strangely configured by default not to send its MIDI messages on the MIDI out, this is just a matter of configuration.


I use it for a week, I had considered other models such as the ESI KeyControl 49 but in this price range, I trust prfr a great brand and I think I made the right choice.

What I like most: reliability is the feeling of playing that I feel What I like least: the joystick for pitch and modulation because I'm not used to.

Value quality for money: very good, for now I would do this choice. A keyboard

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