Introducing the Alesis Q49 MKII - Core Keys Control, Simplified! 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 USB MIDI keyboard controller with 49 full-size, velocity sensitive, synth action keys. This USB bus-powered MIDI controller has everything you need to capture your performance with every subtle nuance of your delivery on Mac, PC or iOS devices*.
Essential Control Don’t waste time clicking or typing your performance into the computer. The Q49 MKII has all the essential controls to help give your playing character. Add feeling and expression with easily accessible Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels. Need that note to hang for a little bit longer? Plug in a sustain pedal (not included) and give your melody the added human touch it needs. There are also STOP, PLAY, RECORD, and Directional Transport controls so you can use your music production software without ever having to take your hands away from the Q49 MKII. Want even more control? The on-board volume slider can be MIDI mapped to any DAW or virtual instrument parameter you need.
Premium Software Suite Included The Alesis Q49 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 Q49 MKII also includes 60 free lessons from Melodics, the best way to learn piano.