Alesis introduces Q49 Controller

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Alesis has announced the Q49, a USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

The Q49 is a 49-note keyboard controller that works with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. The compact controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware.

The Q49 provides keyboard players with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider and the ability to send program changes from the keys.

Alesis Q49

Alesis Q49 features

  • 49-key keyboard controller for use with virtually all music software and MIDI devices.
  • USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware.
  • Pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, assignable data slider.
  • Send program changes from keys.

The Q49 will be available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers in March 2010.

More information: Alesis / Q49

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  • Cheddar Man

    I like Alesis for the most part; but- I don’t get this product? This controller is nothing more than a rip of the old Roland PC200/300 series keyboard controllers.

    They could have offered something a bit more substantial and different from what’s already available! In short… there’s really nothing special about this offering!

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    Yup, this looks pretty similar. I wonder if this thing is velocity sensitive, and if so whether you can change the curve. I had a PC-200 mkII a few years ago, quite nice keyboard but the velocity sensitivity wasn’t too great (50-127) and with that little pitch/mod combo joystick the modulation sensitivity wasn’t all that great either.

  • Koalaboy

    I’ve still got a PC-200 mkII and I’m hoping this will be the perfect replacement – however, it does seem to be very vague on technical specs.

    If the velocity is there, and it’s reasonable I’ll be tempted.

    It’s a shame that there aren’t more 49-key controllers with the minimal depth/width that this and the PC-200 share.

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