With its full-sized, semi-weighted keys and exciting instrument software bundle, the lightweight and expressive M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 makes a worthy addition to any studio setup or performance arsenal. This simple USB controller comes equipped with a streamlined control set to quickly unlock the full power of your pianos, synths, loops, and sound machines. Mac/PC Class Compliancy and USB bus powering makes the Keystation 49 MK3 the ultimate plug-and-play solution for sound creation on the go. A standard 1/4" sustain pedal input and on/off switch grace the back panel.
The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 boasts 49 full-size keys with comfortable synth action. This makes it a great choice for players who want solid-feeling touch when playing virtual instruments.
The Keystation 49 MK3's intuitive control set helps you breeze through sessions. To the left of the keys are pitch, modulation, and octave controls. Its dedicated volume slider is useful for live performances and can be assigned to control any MIDI value in the studio — use it to add expression or perform a filter sweep while you record a sequence. Add that to dedicated transport controls and cursor keys (so you don't need to use a mouse), and with the Keystation 49 MK3 from Music Experience, you've got a complete system that's perfect for minimal studio or performance setups.
The Mac/PC Class Compliant M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 runs on USB bus power when connected to your computer. That means you don't need anything but a USB cable for both power and MIDI transmission — just plug, play, and go. No more hunting for an extra outlet to power up your rig.
The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 isn't limited to computer use. Using the Apple Camera Connector, you can pair this compact keyboard with your iPad or iPhone and your favorite music creation apps. The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 is the perfect travel companion for musicians on the go.
Start creating and performing music with your mac or PC with the world’s best-selling keyboard controllers: The Keystation Series from M-Audio. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for just the right controls or are looking to get started with the right USB MIDI controller, the Keystation 49 MK3 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 49 MK3 features 49 natural feeling full-size velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.
With Keystation 49 MK3, maximizing your creativity while minimizing the complication is easy: Use the fully assignable octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; volume slider, and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 49 MK3 also features a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.
Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 49 MK3 is perfect for traveling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio—it easily satisfies both roles. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 49 MK3 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 49 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
|Number of Keys||49|
|Type of Keys||Synth action|
|Other Controllers||Pitchbend, Mod Wheel|
|Dedicated Transport Control||Yes|
|Pedal Inputs||1 x Sustain Pedal Input|
|USB||1 x Type B|
|Software||AIR Music Mini Grand/Velvet/Xpand!2, Ableton Live LIte, Pro Tools First, Skoove, Touch Loops, Melodics Tutorial|
|Hardware Requirements - Mac||G5 1GHz processor or higher, 1GB RAM minimum|
|Hardware Requirements - PC||1.6GHz Intel/AMD or higher, 1GB RAM minimum|
|OS Requirements - Mac||OS X 10.5.6 or later|
|OS Requirements - PC||Windows 7 or later|
|Power Supply||USB Bus power|
|Manufacturer Part Number||KEYSTATION49III|