The Alesis VI49 is a versatile and advanced MIDI keyboard controller designed for producers and musicians who want tactile control over their music software. With 49 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with aftertouch and Octave Up/Down buttons, the VI49 allows you to expand your keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies.
The VI49 also features 12 assignable knobs and 36 assignable buttons, which provide precise and intuitive control over effect plugins and virtual instruments. With these controls, you can open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, and tweak parameters, among other functions.
The 16 velocity-sensitive RGB trigger pads allow you to launch clips or finger drum with exceptional response and colorful visual feedback. Additionally, pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing.
The VI49 was designed to seamlessly integrate with your music software. With a single USB connection to your Mac or PC, you can plug in and start making music. The VI49 also features a 5-pin MIDI Out, which enables you to control external MIDI modules, synthesizers, and more.
The VI49 is bundled with Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, two dynamic pieces of software that enable you to record, produce, and perform with your computer. Ableton Live Lite is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables you to spontaneously record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas on the fly. Xpand!2 is an advanced virtual instrument that comes with a collection of premium sounds, ranging from acoustic instruments to futuristic synthesizers. Together, these powerful music platforms allow you to create or perform music with the VI49 right out of the box.
The VI49 also features a LED screen and illuminated knobs, buttons, and pads that provide real-time visual feedback and are laid out for an intuitive workflow. With its compact design, the VI49 is easy to take on the road or implement into any sized studio.
In addition to the VI49 USB-MIDI controller, the package includes a USB cable, Ableton Live Lite (Download), Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (Download), User Guide, and Safety & Warranty Manual.
Overall, the Alesis VI49 is an excellent choice for producers and musicians who want a high-quality and versatile MIDI keyboard controller that provides precise and intuitive control over their music software.