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Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller  (Open Box)
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Product# J26320
OVERVIEW

Direct control of virtual instruments.

The VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, by transforming computer based VST plugins into entirely hands-on production experience.

Step Up Your Workflow
At the heart of the VX49 is a 4.3" full color high-resolution display screen. This screen allows you to directly interface with your DAW and virtual instrument plugins better than ever before. The VX49 also features an all new custom 49-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, 4 banks of 8 RGB backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads, 8 360-degree performance-ready knobs, 8 dual-function switch pads, backlit and rubberized pitch and mod wheels, built-in "Roll Mode" and arpeggiator features, and much more. With an unprecedentedly efficient control layout and workflow, the VX49 is the perfect choice for today’s most demanding producers and keyboardists

Fully Integrated with VIP
Using the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, the VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation--- essentially transforming computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on production experience. VIP works with any VSTi virtual instrument, including the 7 premium VST plugins by SONiVOX and AIR Music Tech that are also bundled with VX49. The integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3" display instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin’s controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and many other various editable functions.

Sort and Create New Sounds Quickly
VIP gives you access to any virtual instrument in your collection with or without a DAW. An integrated patch browser presents every patch for every VST plugin you have, and enables you to quickly filter, select, and preview patches based on their specific attributes. VIP software also lets you create setlists that provide instant on-demand access to user-curated instruments for stage performance and studio work. You can even layer multiple patches together (from up to 8 different VST plugins) to create new patches and timbres. All of this—without ever reaching for the computer. That's what you've been waiting for.

FEATURES
High resolution colored screen with dedicated interface buttons
Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
Includes VIP — load, play, & control any VST plugin
8 performance-ready 360° knobs
Custom 49-key Alesis semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
8 velocity- & pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave, & performance buttons
Role mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator, & tap tempo buttons
Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
Standalone MIDI controller or control your plugins & DAW simultaneously

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AlesisVX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality keyboard at a bargain price

By Ozzy

from Lincoln city, Oregon

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home recording

    Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

    Well made and versatile quality keyboard ideally suited for controlling soft synths. Four octaves makes this a lot more usable than those piddly little two octave controllers. The software that comes with this is a huge bonus. I have some great professional keyboards to use, but despite that the VX49 fills a gap needed for controlling soft synths. I bought this as a stupid deal for about 150 spondulies, but even at full price it is still a good buy. If you're looking for a controller keyboard for recording soft synths, don't hesitate. You won't regret it.

     
    5.0

    Great Controller

    By Buzz

    from UK

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Recording and Production

      Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

      I am very pleased with the VX49. The knobs and keys have a great smooth action, everything feels sturdily built, and the VIP software is great for tinkering. The pads work really well too. Set up was easy, but it really depends what DAW you're integrating it into, and that you know your way around installing the VST's that come with the VX49. Using this in Studio One is a breeze and it speeds up my workflow a lot.

      When it first arrived I found the keys weren't sensitive enough for me, but you can change the sensitivity of everything straight from the menu system on the controller, no need for playing around with drivers.

      Exactly what I needed.

       
      5.0

      What a fantastic controller!

      By Peter Moss

      from STL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality
      • Makes work flow more efficient

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Song Creation

        Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

        I got this controller because the VIP software sorts and categorizes all of my software instruments. The keybed feels amazing to (tho I am not a pianist). The buttons, knobs and pads feel high quality and the display screen is a very welcomed feature that gives you feedback without having to look at your computer.

         
        5.0

        Better than most in this price range

        By Widespreadtrumpet

        from Canton, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

            This guy replaces my Samson as a controller for my Reaper DAW. I'm very happy with the keyboard action; much more responsive then the Samson. All the pretty lights are taking some getting use to, and I'm still learning some of the features. Got this on SDOTD, doubt I would have gotten it if it was the regular price. Overall very good controller bundled with some nice usable software.

             
            5.0

            Amazing machine4 the price

            By Daniel

            from Portland Oregon

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

            I bought this for my film score production and first time I plugged it was amazed by its capabilities!very well build! Easy controller! A must have gadget!

             
            5.0

            exactly as expected

            By attilajozsef

            from mebane nc

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing
              • recording

              Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

              recording . like the pads

               
              4.0

              Amazing Software Controller, but

              By brapoza

              from Dartmouth, MA

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              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

              • Can't get it to control a hardware midi module

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alesis VX49 49-Key Keyboard Controller:

                Amazing as a soft synth, The VIP software is awesome, thousands of sounds. Keybed is fantastic also. Terrible as a midi module controller, I can't figure it out.

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