Alesis has announced immediate availability of the Q49 USB/MIDI keyboard controller. Here's their press release with all the details...
The Q49 is a 49-note keyboard controller that works with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. The compact controller features USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI jacks for easy connection to Mac, PC and MIDI hardware.
The Q49 provides keyboard players with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider and the ability to send program changes from the keys. Because it is USB bus-powered, musicians don't have to lug around a power adaptor with Q49, they can simply plug and play.
A free copy of Ableton Live Lite, Alesis Edition software is included for performing, and composing music right out of the box.
"The Q49 controller is an incredibly versatile and affordable choice for musicians of all kinds," said Dan Radin, Product Manager, Alesis. "It is compact, fits into nearly any budget and is easy to use with your favorite MIDI software or hardware." Pricing and Availability:
The Q49 is available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers and has a U.S. Retail Price of $199.00 and an estimated street price of $99.00.