[NAMM] Samson Graphite 49
The Graphite 49’s semi-weighted keyboard is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller.
Samson’s Graphite 49 USB MIDI Controller comes equipped with velocity-sensitive keys for capturing the dynamics of a performance, while aftertouch offers customizable control over a variety of effects and parameters. The Graphite 49 features dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as classic Pitch and Mod wheels.
You can control your DAW and virtual instruments with the Graphite 49’s nine faders, eight encoders and 16 buttons. In addition, players can utilize up to four zones for creating splits and layering sounds. The Graphite 49 also features four velocity-sensitive trigger pads, each with two banks, that can be used to tap out drum beats, cue one-shot samples or start and stop sequences.
The Graphite 49 is suited for live and studio applications. It has an angled top panel. You can use it with your iPad MIDI apps via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit. Bundled with the Graphite 49, Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software offers a range of instruments and effects for music production, composition and sound design.
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