KORG Keystage 49-Key Controller w/ Poly Aftertouch & MIDI 2.0

Keystage is the ultimate MIDI keyboard solution for producers and stage performers. As the first keyboard to adopt the MIDI 2.0 Property Exchange, Keystage puts unparalleled integration and control at your fingertips, taking your music-making experience to a whole new level.

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KORG Keystage 49-Key Controller w/ Poly Aftertouch & MIDI 2.0

KORG Keystage 49-Key is the ultimate MIDI keyboard solution for producers and stage performers. Keystage puts unparalleled integration and control at your fingertips. With MIDI 2.0, it takes your music-making experience to a whole new level.

Keystage 49-Key features a new keybed design with outstanding touch response. Also, it has Polyphonic / Channel Aftertouch and MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) compatibility. Keystage offers hands-on control and instant visual feedback through its parameter-dedicated OLED screens.

Inspiration Doesn’t Wait For Anyone

Keystage is the first to truly tap into the potential of MIDI 2.0. Simply connect the keyboard to compatible software, and Keystage automatically assigns parameters. It even displays their names on its crystal-clear OLED screens. Each screen is paired with a dedicated knob for real-time adjustments. This means you always see the parameters assigned and their exact values.

Express Your -Musical- Self with Keystage 49-Key

A newly developed semi-weighted keybed with excellent touch and response provides an immersive playing experience. Keystage goes beyond feel alone, with support for both channel and polyphonic Aftertouch, and MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression). This versatility lets you manipulate a vast array of sources. Transmit nuanced subtleties that add an extra layer of richness to your music and live performances.

Arpeggiator

In fact, Keystage’s arpeggiator is extraordinarily powerful and offers features that go well beyond other MIDI Keyboards. The vast selection of patterns is complemented with unparalleled customisation options. It includes aftertouch-trigged ratchets, randomization, gating, and more.

Chord Mode

In addition, Keystage’s chord mode benefits from a suite of ready-to-use inspiring 32-chord sets. These can be used out-of-the-box, or fully customized and saved into any of the extra 32 user set slots. Because each set can have one chord assigned to each chromatic note of an octave.

Chords are playable in different ways, including a strumming mode for realistic guitar-like playing.

Keystage 49-Key with Official Ableton Live Integration

Keystage offers official integration with Ableton Live, one of the most popular DAWs in the industry, putting both transport and device control at your fingertips. As the go-to choice for live performance musicians, Live’s innovative dual Session/Arrangement view, smooth clip triggering, looping, and powerful production tools cater to countless musical styles.

Additionally, Keystage comes bundled with Ableton Live 11 Lite as part of its software suite. Ableton Live 11 Lite is a beginner-friendly version of Live, providing many of the core features to help you kickstart your journey in music creation and performance.

The Future Of Music Is Now: Midi 2.0

Keystage utilizes MIDI-CI Property Exchange messages to communicate with other devices. It retrieves information such as which Control Change (CC) parameters should be linked and the appropriate names to display. This means that Keystage can talk with a wide range of MIDI 2.0-compatible devices and exchange information in both directions.

Take Your Performance On The Road

Equipped with direct stereo output, simply connect Keystage to your computer, tablet or smartphone and directly link to the sound system without the need for additional gear that takes up valuable space. The semi-weighted AT keybed not only provides exceptional playability but Keystage is also surprisingly lightweight, weighing in at just 4.2 kg. Its slim and portable design allows for easy transportation.

Full-Size Control And Integrated Audio Interface

Thanks to its plug-and-play-ready USB input, Keystage not only transmits MIDI data to your tablet or smartphone but also receives audio from your favourite music apps via its internal audio interface and sends it to your speakers through its direct stereo output. Additionally, Keystage boasts a dedicated expansion plate that ensures a perfect fit and optimal visibility, making it the ultimate all-in-one solution for modern music production on the go.

KORG Keystage 49-Key Key Highlights:

  • Keystage is the first MIDI keyboard with MIDI 2.0 Property Exchange.
  • Keybed with excellent touch response, supporting channel and polyphonic Aftertouch, and MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
  • Rich arpeggiator with advanced customization options for creative musical expression.
  • Keystage is the first MIDI keyboard with MIDI 2.0 Property Exchange.
  • Keybed with excellent touch response, supporting channel and polyphonic Aftertouch, and MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
  • Rich arpeggiator with advanced customization options for creative musical expression.
  • Offers 32 preset chord sets and 32 user slots for customization.
  • Official integration with Ableton Live for seamless transport and device control.
  • Includes a beginner-friendly version of Ableton Live.
  • Utilizes MIDI 2.0 technology for enhanced communication with compatible devices.
  • Connects directly to sound systems without additional gear.

Velocity curves: 21 (—10–0–+10)
Octave range: 7 (—3–0–+3)

Controllers:

  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Modulation wheel
  • Parameter control knobs × 8
  • VOLUME knob
  • SETTINGS button
  • WRITE button
  • EXIT button
  • SHIFT button
  • ARP button
  • CHORD button
  • VALUE ^/ buttons
  • VALUE dial
  • PAGE —/+ buttons
  • Transport buttons
  • TEMPO button
  • OCTAVE —/+ buttons

 

Display:

Main display: organic EL (electro-luminescence) display

Sub display: organic EL displays × 8

 

Scenes:

No. of scenes: 16

 

Arpeggiator:

Arpeggio rhythm patterns: 20

 

Chord mode:

Preset chord sets: 32

User chord sets: 32

 

Input/output jacks and ports:

  • USB port
  • MIDI (IN, OUT connectors)
  • EXPRESSION jack
  • DAMPER jack
  • AUDIO OUT (L/MONO, R jacks)
  • Headphone jack

 

Audio output:

  • AUDIO OUT (L/MONO, R): 6.3 mm TS phone jack (unbalanced)
  • Headphones: 6.3 mm stereo phone jack

 

Control inputs:

  • DAMPER (half-damper supported)
  • EXPRESSION

 

MIDI:

  • IN, OUT

 

USB:

  • Type B
  • MIDI/audio interface
  • MIDI: 1 in/1 out
  • Audio: 2 ch out
  • Audio format: 44.1 kHz, 16-bit

 

Power supply:

  • USB bus power or AC adapter (9 V DC, : Korg KA350, sold separately)

 

Power consumption:

  • 5 V/500 mA or less (when powered via USB)
  • 4 W (when using an AC adapter)

 

Dimensions (W × D × H):

  • Keystage-49: 814 × 234 × 82 mm / 32.05 ̋ × 9.21 ̋ × 3.23 ̋
  • Keystage-61: 979 × 234 × 82 mm / 38.54 ̋ × 9.21 ̋ × 3.23 ̋

 

Weight:

  • Keystage-49: 4.2 kg / 9.26 lb.
  • Keystage-61: 5.0 kg / 11.02 lb.

 

Included items:

  • USB cable (Type A-Type B)
  • Expansion plate
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Precautions
For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.