Take control of your sound with the V49 USB-MIDI Keyboard Controller from Alesis. Designed to effortlessly integrate with your music software, this controller comes with a single USB connection that allows you to plug in directly to your PC or Mac for both power and MIDI functionality. The V49’s compact build makes it a powerful, yet portable, MIDI controller that’s ideal for the musician on the go, while also making it an easy addition to any size studio.
The V49 USB-MIDI Keyboard controller features an intuitive layout and backlit pads and knobs for real-time visual feedback. With 49 miniature velocity-sensitive keys, you’ll still be able to enjoy the full melodic range using the Octave Up/Down buttons to play bass lines, chords, and melodies. Use the 8 velocity-sensitive pads for launching clips or finger-drumming. Pitch and modulation wheels offer even more expressive potential as you play. Adjust effect plugins and virtual instruments from the V49 itself with 4 assignable knobs, which lets you open and close filters, adjust volume, activate effects, tweak parameters, and handle all sorts of details that will perfect your performance.
Create and perform right out of the box with V49’s included software bundle of Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech. Ableton Live Lite 9 is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that lets you add spontaneity to your sound, whether you’re recording in the studio or playing live at a gig. Meanwhile, Xpand!2 is an advanced virtual instrument with over 2000 premium sounds, ranging from acoustic to synthetic.
The V49 is also upgrade-ready for VIP 3.0 (sold separately), a premium software that optimizes your control over VST instruments and effects. VIP 3.0 is great for integrating hardware and software to make your workflow easier and more efficient. Whether you’re performing live or recording in a studio, VIP 3.0 gives you user-friendly, feature-packed functionality that elevates your performance and sets loose your creativity.
Alesis V49 Features
- 49 full-sized, square-front keys
- 8 velocity-sensitive backlit pads for beat production and clip launching
- 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons interface with your music software
- Octave Up and Down buttons let you access the full keyboard range
- Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
- Seamless, visual feedback via illuminated buttons and knobs
- USB power and USB-MIDI connectivity for Mac and PC
- Production software included: Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
- V49 USB-MIDI Controller1
- USB Cable1
- Ableton Live Lite (Download)1
- Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (Download)1
- User Guide1
- Safety and Warranty Manual1
- Requirements for USB-MIDI performance and system updates
- Mac: OS X 10.9 or later
- PC: Windows 7 or later
- Available USB port