Alesis Q49 Keyboard Controller

Master Keyboard Controller

  • With 49 keys
  • Works with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices
  • USB MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and external MIDI hardware
  • Pitch- and modulation wheels
  • Octave up and down buttons
  • Other controls included an assignable data slider, and the ability to send program changes from the keys
  • Ableton Live Lite and Alesis Edition are included
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 81.5 x 18.5 x 6 cm

Further information

Aftertouch No
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 0
Fader 1
Pads 0
Display No
MIDI Interface 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes

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Small midi keyboard for quick sessions with the computer

MrKorg, 22.02.2014
I needed a small midi keyboard for notation puposes on the computer. So I didn't want to use a heavy 88-key mothership and decided to order the Q49 midi keyboard from Alesis. Its very basic with its 49 normal sized keys and a pitch and modulation wheel. After connecting it via USB or Midi it's directly usable in your software. And thanks to Alesis for the standard midi output! This is quite useful, because sometimes I like to connect the Q49 to other keyboards, and most of them don't support class compliant usb midi connections.

The keys theirselves are very easy weighted, even for synth-like keys. It needs some minutes, till you feel comforable on the Q49. Furthermore the space between the keys is sometimes a bit different. It's not a huge problem, but the building quality ain't the best. But it's good enough to work with the keyboard (and that's said by a player with more than 15 years of experience), so don't worry to much about this.

The changing of midi parameters is a bit inconvinient. You have to choose the parameter with a hit on a key (the parameters are listed above the keys) and then you can change the value with a slider, which is above the two wheels. But if you are a user like me, who doesn't really change parameters often, thats not a problem. I just use the Q49 as a input-keyboard. And for this job the Q49 from Alesis is absolutely advisable.
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Gary3016, 16.12.2013
This is a good little midi Keyboard. Really good for the price. It's reliable, i've been using it for over a year now and have had no problems. There are not many functions but its basic. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Mod wheel, pitch bend and data slider. It's a bit disappointing that they never put rotary knobs on them as it would be extremely handy for different kinds of automation within the DAW but hey for the price its still good. Overall i think for starting out, if your a budding producer, this is definitely a great shout, at least until you consider upgrading.
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