Samson has released the Carbon 49, a compact iPad compatible USB MIDI controller.

Samson’s Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller makes musical performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians and young creators alike, the Carbon 49 offers versatile, easy-to-use features in a compact, lightweight controller that’s well-suited for the stage and studio.

Samson Carbon 49

The Samson Carbon 49 is designed to work with iPad music production software.

The Carbon 49’s semi-weighted keyboard provides musicians with a responsive and expressive platform that is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller. It comes equipped with velocity-sensitive keys that accurately capture the dynamics of a performance. With 49 keys, the Carbon 49’s pitch range is perfect for performing, while remaining highly portable.

Carbon 49 features

  • 49-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard.
  • Assignable Data encoder and Volume slider.
  • Edit key for adjusting up to 14 control parameters.
  • 3-digit, 7-segment LED display provides real-time feedback.
  • Includes traditional MIDI Out, Sustain pedal input and USB connections.
  • Compact design, perfect for live performance and studio applications.
  • Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels.
  • Integrated iPad slot.
  • iPad and USB bus powered.
  • Bundled with Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software.

The Carbon 49 is available to purchase for $89 USD.

More information: Samson / Carbon 49