The Uncomplicated MIDI Controller
The Alesis Q49 USB MIDI controller keeps things simple. The Q49 sports a clean layout, not overloaded with pads, knobs, and sliders – but it’s got the essentials: pitch and mod wheels, a volume/data entry slider, a MIDI/select button, Octave Up/Down buttons, a sustain pedal input, and traditional MIDI out for controlling external hardware. With no complicated setups and controls you’ll never use, the Q49 is also easy to operate. It’s even USB bus-powered, eliminating the need for a power supply. Sometimes less is more. If you like to keep things simple, we’ve got your controller – the Alesis Q49.
Alesis Q49 MIDI Controller at a Glance:
- Ideal size
- You’ve got connections
- Big-time versatility
Ideal sizeThe Alesis Q49, with its 49-note keyboard, is ideal for two-handed performing – while remaining portable. The Q49 gives you the basics, including pitch and mod wheels, octave up/down buttons, and the facility to send program changes right from the keys.
You’ve got connectionsThe Alesis Q49 includes both USB-MIDI and a traditional MIDI out for instant connection to Mac, PC – and MIDI hardware. The Q49 is bus-powered, but can also be powered using a wall power adaptor (sold separately) when not using a computer. You also get a sustain pedal input on the back panel.
Big-time versatilityThe Q49 ships with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. With its traditional MIDI out port, the Q49 is also a great choice for controlling MIDI hardware. Integrating a computer into your live set? With its petite size and light weight, you can place the Q49 a tier above an existing workstation for streamlined optimization of your expanded road rig.
Alesis Q49 MIDI Controller Features:
- USB bus-powered controller
- Works with iPad 2 and iPad via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit
- Pitch and Modulation wheels for espressive playing
- Sustain pedal input (pedal sold separately)
- Backlit Octave Up/Down buttons
- Assignable volume/data-entry slider
- Includes Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
Keep it simple with the Alesis Q49 USB MIDI Controller!
|Number of Keys||49|
|Type of Keys||Velocity sensitive|
|Number of Performance Pads||0|
|Number of Encoders/Pots||0|
|Number of Sliders/Faders||1|
|Dedicated Transport Control||No|
|Other Controllers||Pitchbend, Mod Wheel|
|System Requirements Mac||Mac OS X 10.5x, 10.6x, 10.7x|
|System Requirements PC||Windows Vista, 7|
|MIDI I/O||Out and USB|
|Power Supply||Bus Powered|