M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3
M-Audio Keystation 49 Mk3 USB Keyboard Controller
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Compact, affordable and intuitive in every sense – many consider the Keystation series among M-Audio’s flagship products. Now these hugely popular keyboard controllers have taken another evolutionary step, building on the MkII’s winning formula.
Simple & Compact
The Keystation Mini 49 Mk3 is the perfect accompaniment to your stripped-down music production rig. Whether you’re always on the go, or you’re stuck for studio space, thing unit is lightweight and compact compared to some of its 49-key counterparts.
M-Audio have a knack for keeping it simple – it’s one of the reasons they’re such a popular brand. The 49 Mk3 is no exception, with an easy-on-the-eyes design, 49 low-profile keys, a basic selection of controls and connections, USB connectivity – minimal hassle, maximum practicality!
An intuitive interface conceals a great selection of features for pro-grade music production. Don’t be deceived by its simplicity – this thing’s got plenty on offer.
The keys are velocity-sensitive, so your music remains expressive and human – they’ve even provided a tweakable velocity curve feature to suit your own style. Volume, pitch bend, modulation and sustain controls give you even more room for articulation. You can even adjust the MIDI settings to map your controls in whatever way you see fit – with this many features, you can’t really go wrong with such a small, affordable unit.
The directional/transport buttons and additional controls are all ergonomically designed to ensure ease of use. Top if off with excellent integration with popular DAWs and plug-and-play compatibility (no drivers required), and you’ve got an affordable controller workhorse that’ll suit any setup or stage!
M-Audio have kindly included a number of free software packages with the Keystation Mk3 controllers. This includes Pro Tools M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, and 3 AIR Music Tech sound packs to play with!
- 49 full-size velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with natural feel
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
- Transport and directional buttons for controlling any recording software/DAW
- Volume fader for deeper control of plugins
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
- Advanced functionality customizes fader, buttons, pitch and mod wheels to control any DAW or plugin parameter
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
- USB-powered, supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC—no drivers required
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- Includes Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite performance/recording software/DAWs
- Includes AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, with seven acoustic piano sounds
- Includes AIR Music Tech Velvet virtual electronic piano with five legendary electric pianos from the ‘60s and ‘70s
- Includes AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 multitimbral all-in-one workstation
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7
- macOS 10.11
- Available USB port