This is the white and silver K-49 keyboard midi controller by Korg.
The K-49 stands for the 49 key model. Korg also makes a 25 and 61 key model.
The knobs and buttons are: at the top is a mouse type thing called the click point controller, then you have 2 assignable knobs, 2 assignable push buttons, an octave up button, an octave down button, modulation wheel, pitch bend wheel as well as a volume slider.
The back has a power jack, a USB jack and a midi out.
I was diving into the world of computer recording and bought this to use with my Reason setup. I was able to get the keyboard, computer and software talking in no time. The K49 came with software of its own, but I already had Reason, so I only used it to install the driver.
I paid around a $100 for it at my local music shop.
It was plug and play with most things. I used this for my Dell PC. The K49 came with its own USB cable.
The USB cable looked like its own jack. I never lost the cable, but if I did I imagine it'd be a pain to get a new one.
It feels like a mediocre keyboard. For $100 it does not feel cheap. It is lightweight, I'm going to guess no more than 5 pounds. The knobs are sturdy.
I just wanted to simple connections and plug a pedal in the future.
I've never had a controller keyboard but I must say that the keys are wide and comfortable.
Configuration is very simple, I connect the keyboard via USB on Mac.
Card's home in Mac OS X 10.4.11 no latency to learn the piano.
The manual is simple but not really necessary.
1 day only.
For the moment I love everything.
4 Yes keyboard Tray 3 and 1 M-AUDIO Edirol and my choice is made on the Korg K61 but too big for what I do so I took the K49 on the internet at a price of 119 euros port.
I find the right price, because the keys are nicer than the M-Audio keyboard that are the same price.
I do not know because I am new to the world of the Piano