Get More Than Just Keys — Get a Key Rig!If you're even considering getting a small-format controller keyboard for your rig, you have to check out the M-Audio KeyRig 49. With a KeyRig 49, you don't have to take the complete plunge of buying a more advanced and expensive controller that features a ton of knobs and sliders you may not really need. You don't even have to mess around with a power supply. It gets its juice straight from your computer's USB bus. What the KeyRig 49 has is a set of 49 excellent synth-action keys plus the standard keyboard controls, such as pitch and mod wheels, as well as octave up and down buttons.
A keyboard controller won't do you much good without some virtual instruments to play with it. Luckily. M-Audio hooks you up with some killer virtual keys. GM-4 adds 128 awesome General MIDI instruments to your DAW. SP-1 drops grand pianos, classic electric pianos, a clavinet, and then some into your collection. Then there's the MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer for your old school pads, lead, basses, and any other clicks and whistles you want to create. Top it all off with the MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ, and you've got yourself a full-scale lineup of killer keys.
If you haven't already figured it out, these synths alone would make the KeyRig 49 a sweet deal without the keyboard controller. Use them in standalone mode or with any DAW, and if you don't have a DAW yet, don't worry — the KeyRig 49 comes with Ableton Live Lite. So what are you waiting for? Grab a KeyRig 49 and load up your rig!
M-Audio KeyRig49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Features at a Glance:
- 49-note, synth-action keyboard
- Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 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
- Plug and play installation on Mac OS X and Windows
- Includes M-Audio KeyRig software (PC Only)
- Includes Ableton Live Lite CD
- 5' USB Cable