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M-Audio Keystation 49 MkIII 49-Key USB Controller Keyboard

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About this product


  • 49 full-size velocity sensitive keys
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling software
  • Transport and directional buttons let you operate your DAW from the keyboard

Product overview

• 49 full-size velocity sensitive keys
• USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling software
• Transport and directional buttons let you operate your DAW from the keyboard
• USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC
• Pitch bend, modulation and octave controls give you maximum flexibility
• Includes Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
• Also includes SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble & AIR Music Tech Xpand!2
• Velocity sensitive keys give the keyboard a natural piano feel
• Lightweight design making it excellent for the musician on the go
• iOS compatible for use with iPad using the Apple camera adapter (sold separately)

What does the keyboard sound like?
Forty-nine velocity sensitive keys and series of controls presents you with the ability to create the music which you desire. Pitch bend allows you to manipulate the notes you are playing by raising and lowering the pitch. The modulation control allows for fine and accurate adjustments to the pitch enabling you to make complex adjustments to the output. Octave controls let you shift the sound up and down the octave scale expanding the range of keys at your fingertips.

What can I connect to this keyboard?
This keyboard has a single connection for power and computer connectivity. If you are using the keyboard with your computer you only need to connect it to the computer’s USB port, however when using the keyboard with an iPad you will need a powered USB hub (sold separately). The keyboard also has an input which will allow you to connect to a sustain pedal giving you the ability to hold a note.

What software can I use?
This keyboard comes with a variety of software included in the box. The powerful Abelton Live Lite edition is an excellent tool for music production. The impressive SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble software will allow you to accurately synthesise the sound of the 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano. If you are connecting it to an iPad via a camera adapter (sold separately) you can use the Xpand!2 or a variety of other music apps. The keyboard uses USB to MIDI to allow compatibility with a variety of other software.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well and is simple to use. Happy with purchase. Nice and light so as to be easily portable. Worked on debian linux. Just had to plug it in and start using it. I didn't need much, just the keyboard and wheels and this is fine.
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Midi Keyboard If you want to play the keyboard via your computer, then this is a great keyboard. Don't buy if you want pre-loaded instruments on the keyboard, you'd need a synth for that.
Date published: 2017-08-01
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How do you power the keyboard?

Asked by: zahid2005
The item gets its power from USB.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-05

The included software should also have Air Tech Xpander 2. This software is included on other retailer sites on the M-Audio Keystation 49 MK11. There isn't a MK 111 by the way so is this a typing error?

Asked by: Mike157
Mk III is Mk 3. We do not sell it with software that other retailers might.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-06-12

Can this be used as a standalone musical keyboard without the need to attach to a pc or I pad?

Asked by: Munchiebaby77
Unfortunatley these are USB powered , and would require connecting to a PC or Laptop.
Answered by: darren cordon
Date published: 2017-02-28

Hi, Can you tell me how many notes can be played simultaneously and picked up by the host machine?? (Polyphony)

Asked by: RyanJ
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-13

Does it work with Synthesia Piano?

Asked by: Annonamous
Yes I have used the product with this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2018-01-28

Does it work with windows 10

Asked by: Josh
Yes this will work on windows 10.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-02-18

Can I connect to my Korg pax1 keyboard 

Asked by: Steve
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item with Korg pax1 keyboard , as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-12-21
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