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M-Audio Keyrig 49

by M-Audio
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
RRP: 99.99
Price: 79.00
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight2.1 Kg
Product Dimensions182.9 x 19 x 7.1 cm
Item model number9900-52239-10
Number of Keyboard Keys49
Colour ScreenNo
  
Additional Information
ASINB000NGG3HU
Best Sellers Rank 1,229 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 Kg
Date First Available1 Dec 2007
  
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Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The 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. Play Key Rig’s virtual instrument sounds, or audition loops and compose songs with Ableton’s Live Lite (included) or other music-creation programs. The keyboard also provides an easy way to harness the power of GarageBand’s virtual instrument collection on your Mac. It connects via a single USB cable and works instantly with computers running Windows XP or Mac OS X.

Features

  • 49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
  • 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
  • Connection and power via a single USB cable
  • Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers—just plug and play.

    Includes award-winning M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only) It’s All There In Black and WhiteThe SP-1 Stage Piano module serves up grand pianos, Wurlitzer, classic electric pianos, FM, clavinet and more. Each preset can hold a combination of two instruments with individual settings for Mix, Octave, Detune, Velocity and Tone. Owing to a dual effects section, each preset also has its own effect settings including delay, chorus, phaser and more.Brave New SynthThe MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer delivers a new, easy way to call up and edit great synth sounds. Each preset consists of sub-presets for each major section: filter, amp, mod and FX.

  • Box Contains

  • KeyRig 49 keyboard
  • Printed Quick Start Guide
  • Key Rig software CD
  • Ableton Live Lite CD
  • 5' USB cable


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    177 of 180 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable 26 Jan 2010
    By Martin Turner HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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    This is a 49 key USB midi keyboard with 'hard' modulation and pitch bend controls, a semi-soft volume control, and soft octave switchers. It's very compact, with just about 2 inches more depth than the keys themselves, which are full-sized, and about one inch of casing at the top end, and space for the controls at the bottom. It doesn't require any power because it's powered from the USB cable, and has an input for a sustain pedal.

    Some clarifications, because the description on Amazon doesn't make it quite clear:
    There are no 5-pin DIN midi outputs on this keyboard -- it communicates midi, but solely through the USB connector.
    Likewise, there is no onboard sound generation -- it's all done on your computer using your sampler, soft instruments, etc.
    The keys are 'synth-type', which means they are velocity sensitive but not hammer action (or even pseudo-hammer action) like a piano. As far as I can make out (both from testing and the specifications) there is no 'after-touch'.
    There is a USB cable in the box, which is long enough for a fairly close computer, but definitely not to cross a room.
    As this is USB powered, you can plug it directly into a USB 2 computer, or into a powered hub, but not into an unpowered hub or the USB port on your computer keyboard.
    There is no paper manual -- it's all fairly self explanatory, but you can download the manual from M-Audio's website, or pull it off the CD.

    So, what's this like, and what's it for? This is a composer, song-writer or sequencer's tool for inputting midi into Logic, Cubase, and other midi-compliant software on a Mac or a recent Windows PC. Allegedly both systems will instantly detect the midi instrument without having to install the supplied software.
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    18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars A good value keyboard that looks great 25 Feb 2010
    The Keyrig 49 is good little keyboard. It looks great and plays well for the money. Its a soultion for a basic MIDI keyboard setup and gives you an ideal tool to input notes using MIDI. Its probably not however ideal for a serious keyboard player/pianist that requires more weighted keys and a more professional feel to it. But a good keyboard none the less. The reason for the 3 stars and not the potential 5 was to do with the hassle I had when installing the software that came with it. The sound module software it plays through would not register and activate online. Once id scoured the internet for the reasons why I managed to download a patch from M-Audio's website that fixes the problem. Works and activates fine now. An all round good buy for the beginner/intermediate MIDI user.
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    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Keyboard 22 Oct 2009
    This is a great midi keyboard to input notes on your pc. I've used this with Sibelius 6 and Reason 4. For Sibelius it recognised the keyboard at once, without me even doing anything and worked as soon as I loaded up Sibelius. Reason 4 only needed me to go into options and confirm it was an m-audio keyrig 49 to use. Easy!
    I have not installed the software that comes with it (the drivers install when you plug the keyboard in). I did put the cd in though but it never recognised it (I use vista...). I have no use for this software though so it doesn't bother me.
    This is very easy to use and I recommend it 100%. This keyboard is not great for "playing" piano on your computer but perfect for composers wanting to input notes on audio programs eg Sibelius.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    By BigAl69
    This keyboard is priced at very much less than I have previously seen for this type of product.

    It fits in front of my iMac screen quite neatly matching the finish even, and works at least as well as you would expect in this price range

    One reviewer said that this keyboard did not work with Sibelius which I found very unlikely as both seem to be marketed by Avid.

    The first time I tried it I thought that he was right as nothing happened in Sibelius when I selected a location in Sibelius to use and played notes on it. Then I discovered the on switch and the blue lights against the switches came on, so I thought that was the problem.

    Still nothing so I hunted through the Sibelius help files and discovered that the keyboard needed to be switched on already before loading up Sibelius.

    Closed down Sibelius and then started the programme again and it works fine. IT is then a question of playing neatly and simply enough so that your variations in touch are not interpretated as rests. You can use plug ins in sibelius to clean the score up and also modify manually.

    You can also use the keyboard in step-time assign ing the time value to each note or chord you play. This is slower, but more reliable and still faster than working only from the computer keyboard.

    Excellent value and well worthwhile!
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great for Mac Garage Band '09 29 July 2010
    Verified Purchase
    I unpacked the keyboard, puzzled over the instructions for 'online certification' etc, then decided to ignore them! I just plugged the keyboard into my Mac OS X 10.6.4 with the supplied USB cable, opened GarageBand '09, Magic GarageBand, and found that I could play 'My Instrument' straightaway! (Note: there seems to be a GarageBand bug that prevents Organs from loading into My Instrument in the 'Rock' genre, but they load in other genres). Keyboard is well made, plug-&-play for GarageBand, great value! Recommended.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
    the keyring 49 works well the keys are light but this is no shock , but also seem durable, a good purchase and as for the sound very good....i would buy it again (happy)
    Published 3 months ago by Thomas
    5.0 out of 5 stars brillian
    i've had this for a while now and i would say it one of the best equipment i have bought for the price
    Published 6 months ago by benja
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product & Service
    I bought this product last year but one of the keys wasn't working. I sent them a letter and they asked me to return the item at my own convenience. Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Vidi
    3.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR THE NOVICE
    THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND AND WHEN YOU YOU CONTACT THE NEW COMPANY WHO AS TAKEN OVER KEYRIG IT WILL DEPEND WHO YOU SPEAK TO . Read more
    Published 16 months ago by timeout24
    5.0 out of 5 stars M-Audio Keyrig 49 met all expectations!
    This product met all of my expectations and exceeded most of them. The keyboard is extremely well built but there are some small problems with latency- this is due to a minor... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by John
    4.0 out of 5 stars How to make it work?
    The keyboard does everything but make a sound - i have tried everything, ie I have brought in intelligent techy people to get it to work on my daughter's laptop and on the PC,... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Would be composer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Nice little keyboard
    This is a solid little keyboard for inputting notes into your computer. The software that comes with it is awful (and I couldn't get the M-Audio software to work on Windows 7 at... Read more
    Published 17 months ago by Alan Edwardes
    4.0 out of 5 stars m-audio 49 anyone?
    Tried this on Win7 (x64 & x86), Vista (x64), and XP. Worked a treat on all. I have tried various programs including my main tools - Cubase and Reason; all recognised this & behaved... Read more
    Published 20 months ago by iLLmiX
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Keyboard (possible iPad 3 connection issue)
    Using a PC.
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    I have had this keyboard for a while now and have used it a lot on my P.C. This keyboard works really well and the keys feel nice. Read more
    Published 23 months ago by M.PARKYN
    5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT!!!!
    i use this on my macbook pro almost everyday with main stage garageband or logic it is a reasonably convenient size it suppers almost any make of sustain pedal it really is just... Read more
    Published 23 months ago by troll
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