WNAMM07: M-Audio Release 49-Note USB Keyboard

KeyRig 49 with bundled software turns your Mac or PC into a keyboard workstation      25/01/07

WNAMM07: M-Audio Release 49-Note USB Keyboard


M-Audio say that their new KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key, synth-action USB MIDI keyboard and the Key Rig software for the PC, they say that KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing and performing music with a computer.
Here’s what they have to say in their own words:
‘Use KeyRig 49 to play Key Rig’s virtual instrument sounds, or audition loops and compose songs with M-Audio’s Session, Apple’s GarageBand, Ableton’s Live Lite (included) or other music-creation programs. The KeyRig 49 keyboard also includes professional features like pitch and mod wheels, an assignable volume slider, octave +/- buttons and sustain pedal input. It’s powered via a single USB cable and works instantly with computers running Mac OS X or Windows XP.
Virtual Keyboard Rack Included
M-Audio’s award-winning Key Rig software is a single virtual rack that covers all the basic needs of today’s keyboardist. Compatible with most PC environments, Key Rig delivers four great sounding modules for stand-alone or plug-in use—SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI Module. The master section lets you route, split, layer and mix these four powerful modules in whatever way best suits your performance and recording needs. A master effects section also allows for adding a common effect in addition to the individual effect section included with each instrument.’
Features
  • 49-note, synth-action keyboard
  • assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
  • pitch bend wheel
  • assignable octave +/- buttons
  • edit mode button
  • sustain pedal input
  • USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
  • connection and power via a single USB cable
  • instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers—just plug and play
  • includes award-winning M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only) featuring: four top-quality virtual sound modules: SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI
  • includes Ableton Live Lite music creation software
Pricing and Availability:
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