The Roland A-49 MIDI Controller Keyboard in black is not your ordinary controller. With unique features that take your production and performance to the next level, this compact MIDI keyboard is a versatile and powerful tool for any musician or producer.
The Roland A-49 features 49 full-size keys with velocity sensitivity for fluid and natural playability. The keys respond to the intensity of your playing, giving you greater control over the dynamics of your music.
The A-49 also includes the D-Beam controller, which is exclusive to Roland. This custom-designed technology allows you to control and manipulate sounds by hand movements, tracked by an infrared beam of light. The infrared beam senses your hand movement at a height of up to 15-inches, similar to that of a theremin, giving you hands-on control over your music.
The A-49 is compatible with virtually any machine, from PC to Mac and even the iPad. The rear of the keyboard features a recessed panel with connections, making it easy to set up ergonomic setups with computer monitors and laptops.
Buttons and Controls
The A-49 comes jam-packed with buttons and controls for optimizing your workflow. In addition to the D-Beam controller, the A-49 features two knobs and two switches which you can assign to various settings within your DAW. Dedicated octave and transpose buttons allow you to adjust the scale and octaves of your keybed for auditioning sounds. The integrated LED indicators provide quick and easy visual feedback for the octave/transpose settings. A ‘Function’ button is also included which allows you to perform a range of additional tasks printed above the keyboard.
The compact and lightweight design of the A-49 makes it highly portable. Weighing only 2.5kg, it is perfect for taking with you, anywhere you go. From live performances to transporting it to different studios, the A-49 is built for the road. It is also powered by USB bus, eliminating the need for a power supply.
The A-49 comes complete with Ableton Live Lite to get you started straight out of the box. This powerful software allows you to create, produce, and perform music with ease.
In summary, the Roland A-49 MIDI Controller Keyboard is a powerful and versatile tool for any musician or producer. With velocity-sensitive keys, the D-Beam controller, compatibility with various devices, and a range of buttons and controls, this compact keyboard is highly portable and comes complete with Ableton Live Lite to get you started.