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4.84 pounds
32.36 x 2.68 x 7.44 inches
No
49
9.7
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Buyer's Reviews 963

Try a different cable! Or USB hubs! I'm happy to be able to use this controller, but to my dismay, my Mac (High Sierra 10.13) and Logic Pro X didn't receive any signals. It is identifying the device (in the Logic Pro and Audio Midi settings), but has not received any buttons. After an hour of Google search, some people seem to have solved the problem by using the USB2 hub, but I don't want to go that way. So I decided to throw some extra cables and see if it would be any different. I was surprised to find that it worked! I swapped the cables many times, and the results were the same. There was nothing wrong with the extra cables around me, but the cables contained were obviously damaged. I'm glad I tried this, because I was about to return it.

6.27 pounds
9.6 x 37.6 x 4.53 inches
No
49
9.6
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Obviously, everyone who complains about speed doesn't bother to Google for the problem. Http:/www.noterepeat.com/products/ Alesis-series 519-Alesis-series-judgment-the-speed-of-the-key-the-series-editorgo go there and follow the instructions. I recommend setting the speed curve to # 2. Updating firmware (on the Alesis website) is also a good idea. I used this keyboard for the first time in practice yesterday. I like it very much. It's a little stiff compared to what I'm used to, but it takes about 20 seconds to get used to it. For price and functionality, it will be difficult to find a better deal than this keyboard. I like this editor, too. The ability to change pads from Note to CC, to change pad behavior to instant or latch, and to change the CC&ON/OFF speed of pads and buttons is absolutely great. I want all keyboards to have such a simple way to reroute and modify internal commands. Should Alesis ship Velocity#4 as the default? No, I didn't. Is it hard to fix? Possible: if you are blind, paralyzed from the neck down, or just stand upright with no arms or legs. I'm not Alesis Shill,. I just think it's ridiculous that this keyboard is hit by people who obviously don't know what they're talking about.

12.94 pounds
12.28 x 29.06 x 3.39 inches
No
DAW, REASON, SONAR, CAKEWALK, CUBASE, NUEDO, LOGIC PRO, PRO TOOLS, MAC PRO, WINDOWS, COMPUTER MUSIC
8.9
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Let me make a long story short. So far, my favorite USB/MIDI keyboard is the one I've ever used. I've tried the cheaper 25-key Akai, but it's too small, and I don't like the action of the Synth key. By contrast, this is a full-size keyboard. For most electronic music makers, you may try impromptu or other things on the keyboard, test chords, etc., but you are unlikely to play Mozart. The point is, I'd rather have a very useful 25 key than a less useful full size 88. 25 is also about the same size as the appropriate size on the table, especially with blenders and so on. Drum mats are super sensitive and sensitive, and 4x8 Bank gives you 32 options, although I doubt a lot of people use them-I'll get a MPC or something if I just want these mats. They're there and they work well. Pay attention to repetition, just like the ARP of the pad. The regular ARP pattern is also good, well implemented, and you can get some cool sounds by playing with latches and bouncing ARP around the notes. You almost always edit them in DAW, but this is the starting point for something cool. Keystrokes feel great, play great, and so on, away from the cheap model of Synth action. Including onboard DAW preset and Ableton Live Lite tonnage is also very good. The mixing process I use is not supported, but this is not surprising. Anything common will be overwritten, and you can set your own presets. I do hope that there is more variability in the preset-exchangeable banks like PADS would be good, because for example, if you use VST, like serum, you have one.

30.9 x 9.8 x 3 inches ; 8.38 pounds
Stainless Steel
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8.6
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I also compared Roland a49, Nektar gx49 and Arturia keylab49, and chose keylab49. This product has greatly exceeded my expectations. The keyboard fights on my old m-audio oxy49 keyboard. It has synthetic key movements (Roland A49 has heavier piano key movements), which feels much better than oxygen, which feels very malleable and cheap. Obviously, I like Synth action keys rather than piano-style "emphasis keys". The mat feels great. Mod and pitching wheels are not stupid little wheels that have become popular for some reason. They are normal size large mod/ pitching wheels (unlike Nektar gx49). They feel great, just a little tactile resistance, which I like. You may want to know the difference between the 49 and 61 key models in the position of the mod/ pitch wheel. The 49 key is on the side of the key, and the 61 key is above the key, as shown. I don't know why, but in my 49-key model, the mod/ pitch wheel is on the left side of the key, which is what I like better. One of my only complaints is that I wish I could get black instead of white. Every time I walk into my dark, LED-lit studio, it feels like a giant white polar bear sitting on my desk, trying to pretend it's a virus or something. But for me, function is more important than aesthetics, and it works so well that sometimes I really forget the nightmare of color harmony.

5.44 pounds
27.68 x 2.01 x 5.39 inches
No
White
8.6
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The spring-action keyboard mechanism is a significant upgrade from the low-end AKM320. Velocity control is respectable.The keyboard outputs to USB and 5-pin midi simultaneously, with the caveat that program change messages are only sent via USB (i.e., you can't change instruments via 5-pin MIDI). In general, changing instruments is an awkward two-handed affair (hold shift, press "Pro", type instrument number, press "Enter"). Same for changing channels, etc.By default, the transport buttons are MMC (USB only), but can be configured as MIDI CC controls, which are then echoed to 5-pin MIDI. Aside from program change, all other messages seem to be sent to both USB & 5-pin MIDI.The knobs rotate smoothly through a fixed 4/5ths rotation. They feel like potentiometers to me (i.e., they don't click or spin infinitely like the rotary encoders on the M-Audio Axiom 25). Dialing in an exact value (other than 0 and 127) is a bit fiddly.Visual feedback is excellent. The 3-digit LED display displays the value as you rotate the knobs, shows the current octave as you transpose, etc. LED bar graphs next to pitch/modulation give feedback as use the capacitive touch controls. Buttons are backlit with dual color red/blue LEDs and change color to give feedback or indicate the current mode. The position indicators on the knobs are backlit.The capacitive touch control for pitch bend occasionally sends a burst of minor pitch variations while no one is touching the keyboard. (Probably ADC noise on the...

8.16 pounds
30.51 x 3.5 x 10.62 inches
No
Black
8.4
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Buyer's Reviews 1021

I have been a musician for more than 15 years, playing mandolin in acoustic improvisation, bands and home recordings. I also made amateur recordings for about a decade, using several digital multi-track recorders based on different hardware. Last year, when I discovered the affordability and amazing breadth of capabilities provided by software systems, I turned to computer-based records. The software I chose was Logic Pro X and Mainstage 3. As I became familiar with OSX music production software, I realized the importance of MIDI controllers in leveraging a wide range of software instruments and other digital music production technologies. I have few keyboard skills, so it means learning not only a new music skill, but also the technical details of digital music making methods. After a few months of familiarizing myself with the features of Logic and Mainstage, I feel ready to make a reasonably informed decision that it might be best for me to buy MIDI hardware for the first time. In this comment, I list the features that I think will best allow me to make progress at the lowest level, and I believe the controller will meet my expectations. First of all, I need a keyboard that won't prevent me from learning to play the keyboard. I infer that I need full-size buttons, speed-sensitive, post-tactile, enough octaves, a tone bending wheel and a modulation wheel. Admit me.

7 pounds
32 x 10.5 x 3 inches
No
MultiColored
7.8
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Buyer's Reviews 217

First of all, the shipment was delayed due to the holiday peak, but this should not affect my comments, because when I connected the MIDI controller to my computer, I was surprised. The registration process is simple and intuitive. I haven't even read the manual. Download the driver and my God. -the integration of Logic X and Cubase is amazing. It has VST integration, mixer integration, track control integration and, of course, complete MIDI. -the key is good. Keyboard spring movements take some time to adapt, especially if you, like me, get used to the piano. -VST control is amazing and programmable-it does a very good job, even as a mixer controller with full control of 8 tracks. Pad control is another surprise. It is not only responsive and configurable pressure sensitivity, but also can be used for different things, not just drum pads. I'm still exploring everything this affordable little MIDI controller does, but boy Nektar is doing very well here. It must be five stars.

9.92 pounds
11.52 x 29.52 x 3.48 inches
No
MultiColored
7.5
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It's a great board. Provides a large number of sounds that can be easily accessed through the software provided. I am a FL Studio user, which is exactly what I need to quickly search for thousands of voices and come up with several options to work across different VST plug-ins. It saved me a lot of time searching endless Nexus bank and other vst, to find the right voice before the idea left. Saving time alone is worth it!

6 pounds
33 x 3 x 7 inches
No
Black
7.4
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It's really worth the extra 50 bucks for this versus the cheaper brands like Alesis and Arturia. The keybed is more enjoyable and it has just enough features to work well with Ableton. I also have a Push 2, so it's a great combo.

9.9 pounds
10 x 33.9 x 2.8 inches
No
49
6.9
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Drum pads are a little hard to touch, but it's not a big problem. I often have to restart my Ableton software because code 49 freezes it in some way. When I first started playing with the keyboard, there was also a problem with stuck keys, but since then it has disappeared. Another problem is that this model does not have a setting instruction for each key. For the white version of 49, the keys that affect the setting are marked. At this point, they are not. It would be nice if they had at least one sticker on the button, so we can know what button affects what settings, but they can't provide anything similar (I've been in touch with them). The quality of XY pads can also be improved! Overall, the product is good!

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Item Weight 4.84 pounds 6.27 pounds 12.94 pounds 8.38 pounds 5.44 pounds 8.16 pounds 7 pounds 9.92 pounds 6 pounds 9.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 32.36 x 2.68 x 7.44 inches 9.6 x 37.6 x 4.53 inches 12.28 x 29.06 x 3.39 inches 30.9 x 9.8 x 3 inches ; 8.38 pounds 27.68 x 2.01 x 5.39 inches 30.51 x 3.5 x 10.62 inches 32 x 10.5 x 3 inches 11.52 x 29.52 x 3.48 inches 33 x 3 x 7 inches 10 x 33.9 x 2.8 inches
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer -
Date First Available August 1, 2018 April 14, 2014 June 1, 2015 - December 15, 2016 July 1, 2015 July 20, 2016 May 7, 2015 September 11, 2012 March 28, 2017
Number of Keyboard Keys 49 49 49 - 49 49 49 49 49 49
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