Alesis V49 MKII MIDI Keyboard 49 Key with Pads
The Alesis V49 MKII is a 49-key USB MIDI keyboard and music production controller. It is a Plug-and-play keyboard that works on both Mac and PC. It offers everything you need to take your ideas from concept to final production with its versatility and practicality.
With 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive, springy and responsive synth-action keys the V49 MKII also offers 8 velocity-sensitive LED-backlit pads with full level and note repeat controls. It also features 4x MIDI-assignable knobs that are perfect for controlling virtual instruments and DAW control.
The V49 MKII has the in-demand features that producers and creators need from a USB MIDI keyboard. With 8x backlit percussion pads they respond to your playing and delivering complete control for programming drums or playing back samples. The pads also have Note Repeat and Full Level functionality that mimics the world’s most popular drum machines and sequencers. The V49 MKII also features a built-in Arpeggiator which offers 6x modes with tap tempo and easily adjustable time division, gate, and swing controls. This is an essential feature when you need a unique melody or some fun inspiration.
The V49 MKII allows you to control your DAW and software instruments without ever taking your hands off the keyboard. 4x assignable knobs can be MIDI-mapped to your most important software functions where you can further customise their function. Additional functions include Octave and Transpose buttons for accessing the full piano range. Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels have been added for added expression. For further creativity, the V49 MKII also features a 1/4” TS sustain pedal input for connecting an external sustain pedal (sold separately).
Production Software Bundle with the V49 MKII
The MPC Beats music production software bundle comes with the V49 MKII. This means you can start creating right out of the box. This fully-featured, beat-making software is based on the legendary MPC workflow that allows you to quickly make great-sounding beats. Furthermore, the V49 MKII also includes (7x) MPC Beats Expansion Packs that span a variety of genres.
In addition, the V49 MKII also includes easy point-and-click MIDI editor software. This enables customization of MIDI messages that each of its controls sends. It allows you to further fine-tune the keys and pads that respond to your personal taste.
For beginners, the V49 MKII also offers premium music education and production software such as 60 free lessons from Melodics. Melodics is a fantastic way of learning and building up your confidence level. Just download Melodics to your desktop or tablet and access a huge lesson library. So it’s a great way to build your skills whilst having fun. With V49 MKII you can learn with instant feedback, playing great-sounding music from modern genres.