Alesis Q49 MKII USB Controller Keyboard
Overview by GAK
The Alesis Q49 MKII is part of the revitalised and upgraded Q Series MKII family. With a four-octave keyboard, the Q49 MKII strikes a perfect balance between portability and features - all at a affordable price! With the transport and directional buttons, you can take hands-on control of your DAW software. The Qmini and Q88 are available if you need something more compact or access to more notes at once.
Take Control Of Your Music
The Alesis Q49 MIDI controller keyboard is a fantastic solution for composers and producers that need a capable master keyboard that can inspire and improve their workflow. In addition to being lightweight, it’s 49-key size means it sits comfortably on both a keyboard stand and desktop.
Thanks to simple plug-and-play connectivity, getting the Q49 up and running is a breeze. All you have to do is plug it into your PC or Mac and it’s ready to go! The Q49 is USB-bus powered so there’s no need to worry about external power supplies. If you have a Camera Connection Kit, you can use it with an iOS device such as an iPhone or iPad.
Inspiring Performance Capabilities
The Alesis Q 49 boasts 49 full-size keys, with a synth action that provides a buttery smooth playing experience. They’re also velocity-sensitive, which allows the dynamic nuance of your playing to come through. Additional expression is provided by the robust pitch and mod wheels, which give you analogue-style control over your software instruments.
There’s a 1/4" input on the rear for a sustain pedal if you want the ability to hold notes hands-free.
The tactile slider, while labelled “volume”, can be assigned to control other functions, such as a track’s volume or the cutoff knob on a soft-synth.
Overview by Alesis
49 FULL-SIZED KEYS; NO-NONSENSE
When the melody hits you and it’s time to make music, you can’t afford to pick the wrong tool for the job. You need the Alesis Q49 MKII, a no-nonsense MIDI controller with 49 full-size, velocity sensitive, synth- action keys. This USB bus-powered MIDI controller has everything you need to make your performance unique – Octave and Transpose buttons for accessing the full piano range, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels for added expression, and Transport buttons to control key functions of your favourite software or DAW. For added expression there’s also a Sustain Pedal input, and a re-assignable slider for quick parameter control. Plug in the Q49 MKII and immediately turn your PC, Mac, or iOS device into the MIDI production tool you need.
PREMIUM SOFTWARE BUNDLE
The Alesis Q88 MKII comes with a premium software bundle that features world-class tools for composing and recording. Pro Tools is the industry standard in digital recording, and MPC Beats gives you access to the same sought-after production tools used by the best in the business. Both include tons of professional-grade sounds and virtual instruments that can boost any composition. If you’re just learning to play, or just want to sharpen your keyboard skills, the Q88 MKII also includes 60 free lessons from Melodics, the best way to learn piano.
Pro Tools | First Alesis Edition
Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industries and is trusted by more professionals than any other DAW for music creation, composition, audio post-production, mixing, sound design, live recording, and more. With our exclusive special edition of Pro Tools | First, you can join the esteemed Pro Tools family and start creating with many of the same tools these pros rely on daily.
Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology.
Vacuum Classic is a monophonic vintage synthesiser featuring Vacuum Tube Synthesis with vacuum tube circuit modelling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analogue era. With analogue oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes and built-in audio effects, Vacuum lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analogue sounds from the 70s and 80s. Tweak the switches, knobs and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads or unique sound effects.
Boom features a slick modern interface that pays homage to the most popular vintage drum machines of the past. Boom has been used on many famous projects since its launch, ranging from hit albums, feature films and radio projects. More and more musicians and producers rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing Drum Machine.
DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the Hammond B3, and the rotary-speaker cabinets they are often played through. It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation. The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.
AIR Music’s Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings — an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.
Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play and perform with MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned pro looking to learn advanced techniques Melodics grows with you. Register your Alesis Q88 MKII for instant access to 60 free lessons!
- 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys
- Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
- USB-powered with plug-and-play connectivity for Mac or PC
- Works with iOS devices via Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
- Octave/Transpose buttons enable access to the full piano range
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels for added expression
- Transport and directional buttons to control your software
- Re-assignable volume slider for quick control during performing and recording
- 1/4-inch TS sustain pedal input for connecting an external sustain pedal (sold separately)
- Premium music education and production software bundle included (Pro Tools | First Alesis Edition, MPC Beats, Vacuum Classic, BOOM, DB-33, Xpand!2, Melodics)
- Power: via USB
- Dimensions (width x depth x height): 7.4" x 2.6" x 32.3"/18.8 x 66 x 82.0cm
- Weight: 4.7 lbs./2.1kg
This is the perfect desktop midi controller for a small / home recording setup. Great value and controls are intuitive. Really pleased!