Pure Player Experience Enter the world of unrestricted computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 49 MK3 keyboard controller from M-Audio – successor to the iconic Keystation 49 II. Keystation 49 MK3 is a full-featured, powerful MIDI keyboard controller engineered for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on Mac or PC. At the heart of Keystation 49 MK3 is an all-new premium keybed delivering a superbly natural, player-centric response and 49 full-size velocity-sensitive keys that guarantee to faithfully capture every subtle nuance of your performance. For unrestricted access to the full keyboard range, Keystation 49 MK3 includes expertly-located octave range buttons – whether its lead lines, extended chords or sub-heavy bass-lines, Keystation 49 MK3 covers it all in a format that keeps you focused on what’s important – your performance! Express Yourself Keystation 49 MK3 provides all the must-have tools to capture even the most immersive, expressive performances. With conveniently located, ergonomically-designed pitch and modulation wheels, take command of your virtual instruments adding portamento, vibrato or any parameter mapped to the modulation wheel for completely customised control. Looking to add some authentic piano style sustain? Keystation 49 MK3 also includes a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input for use with an external control pedal, such as the SP2 (sold separately), for expanded expressive capability. Immersive DAW Control With Keystation 49 MK3, take the hassle out of computer-based production. Combining USB-power, class-compliancy and support for USB-MIDI connectivity, setup is a breeze granting producers and performers immediate access to the modern-world of music production. Thanks to easily-accessible play, stop and record controls and directional buttons, experience an unprecedented, enhanced recording workflow – play, perform and record with music software without the nuisance distraction of a mouse or trackpad. Plus, Keystation 49 MK3’s support for iOS connectivity – with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) – enables full-featured performance with audio apps on iPads and other iOS devices. Portable Performance Powerhouse Keystation 49 MK3 is the ideal solution for traveling musicians who require unrestricted command of music software when performing live or in mobile-recording scenarios. Combining a slim line, lightweight and ultra-portable footprint with a robust, road-ready build, Keystation 49 MK3 packs core controller functionality in a lightweight and durable package – plus with a mobile-friendly USB-bus power specification, taking your performance and production on the road without compromising critical keyboard controller functionality has never been easier. Premium Virtual Instrument Suite Your production demands nothing but the best! That why our third generation of Keystation controllers come loaded with pro-grade virtual instruments from leading developer AIR Music Tech. From the contemporary Xpand!2, loaded with an ultra-intuitive UI and thousands of premium patches, to the sultry vintage e-piano sounds of Velvet and faithful piano tones of Mini Grand, you can be sure, whatever your performance demands, the Keystation MK3 Virtual Instrument series guarantees to meet all your expectations with immediate creative potential right-out-the-box! Professional DAWs Discovering the centre of your creativity shouldn’t be a chore! That’s why we include two industry leading platforms for you to choose from. Discover the world of Ableton Lite, the revolutionary music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Alternatively experience the production powerhouse that is ProTools | First | M-Audio Edition – A complete DAW based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day. In-Demand Sound Spark that initial idea or add the finishing touch to your latest masterpiece – whatever your production needs, Touch Loops’ 2GB sample library doesn’t disappoint! Based in Los Angeles and London, Touch Loops equips customers with the most cutting-edge sound elements, instruments, hardware, and software recordings, expertly curated by a team of professional music producers and sound designers. Whatever your project needs, this expertly curated, 500+ sound library features all the must-have sounds modern musicians demand, arming you with cutting-edge content to realise your creative vision! Hone Your Skills M-Audio’s Keystation MK3 Series makes it simple to develop your skills no matter what level you’re at with trail subscriptions for both Melodics and Skoove. With Skoove, learn how to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Skoove’s unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you improve faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player. Melodics fuses a user-friendly, intuitive and inspiring user interface, underpinned with unique adaptive learning, motivational mechanics and customised challenges, encouraging users to learn different techniques, concepts and genres – with each session, you’re building muscle memory, improving your technique and most importantly, mastering your controller.
- Ultimate Expression | 49 full size velocity sensitive keys provide a natural feel that captures every subtle nuance of your performance
- Total Control | Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of your software, plus ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels, Octave up and down buttons and sustain pedal input for expressive performances
- Immediate Creativity | Easy plug and play connection to your Mac or PC no drivers or power supply required; compatible with iOS devices via the Apple to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
- Your Studio Centrepiece | Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly and advanced functionality customises your controls for your recording software
- Premium Software suite included | ProTools First, Ableton Live Lite, Eleven Lite, Velvet, Hybrid 3, Loom, Vacuum Pro, Eighty Eight Ensemble, XPand 2
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