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M-Audio KeyRig 49

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Combined with your music software and virtual instruments, M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable MIDI controller with all the essential pro features.

Combined with your music software and virtual instruments, M-Audio KeyRig 49 turns your Mac or PC into a versatile keyboard workstation. Featuring a 49-key, synth-action USB MIDI keyboard and the award-winning Key Rig software for the PC, KeyRig 49 makes it easy to start composing and performing music with a computer. 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, 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.

FEATURES
49-note synth-action keyboard
  • Includes keyrig software for PC
  • 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
  • Instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers - just plug and play
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite (PC/Mac) software > make music right away
M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only):
  • Four top-quality virtual sound modules: SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI
  • Use stand-alone or with a sequencer
  • Variable velocity and controller settings
  • Split and layer modules for performance combinations
  • Module and master effects processors
  • Compatible with most popular software
  • Ableton Live Lite music creation software

Simple, straightforward, affordable MIDI control. Get yours today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Compatibility:
  • MME
  • Mac OS X Core MIDI
KeyRig 49 keyboard:
  • Pentium 3 800MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • DirectX 9.0b or higher
  • Windows XP (SP1) or higher
  • (Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported)
  • *M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
Key Rig software:
  • Pentium III 500 MHz or AMD7 (P4 / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended)
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 600 MB free hard disk space
  • Windows XP*
  • VST 2.0 compatible host software
  • CD-ROM drive for installation
  • Internet connection (on any computer) for software activation
  • ASIO-compatible soundcard for standalone operation
  • * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported.
KeyRig 49 keyboard:
  • Macintosh G3** 800/G4** 733MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • OS X 10.2.8 w/ 256 MB RAM,
  • OS X 10.3.4 or greater w/ 512 MB RAM
  • *M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
  • **native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
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M-AudioKeyRig 49
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nothing Better for the Cheddar

I got this keyboard to start messing with electronic sounds and it has done a great job from the start. My windows 7 PC recognized it right away, opened up NI's FM8 and...Read complete review

I got this keyboard to start messing with electronic sounds and it has done a great job from the start. My windows 7 PC recognized it right away, opened up NI's FM8 and bam, good to go. Literally plug and play in that case. I agree with the other person that it sucks that the included software requires ASIO. But if there are delays in sound or anything that NOT the keyboards fault!!! To some it up, when I'm (trying) to make music, I totally forget about the keyboard, and to me thats a sign a good product. Doesnt get in your way or let you down, takes care of bidness for a good price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does not work with Windows 7, especially 64-bit

Warning for Windows 7 users, especially 64-bit versions: Do not purchase! M-Audio advertises that the product is Windows 7 compatible, both on website product description and a sticker on the box. ...Read complete review

Warning for Windows 7 users, especially 64-bit versions: Do not purchase! M-Audio advertises that the product is Windows 7 compatible, both on website product description and a sticker on the box. I bought mine from Guitar Center for my son in college, and he could not install it at school. I came to his dorm and tried with no luck, so I took it home to get it going.The reality is that if you try to install from the included CD, it will not work at all. Then you go to the M-Audio web site, and there is a Win7 driver, both for 32 & 64 bit. Fine. However, the KeyRig 49 software player DOES NOT FUNCTION with Win7 of any flavor, and M-Audio has no intention of supporting Win7 at all. This is really deceptive advertising. Unfortunately, I can't take it back to GC, as his dorm-mate pitched the box, and it's after the 30-day limit.I looked around at other M-Audio products, and it appears their software development staff are either Mac-only types, or are newer Windows version ignorant. I'd suggest going elsewhere for modern Windows supported solutions for music HW & SW.

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does not work with Windows 7, especially 64-bit

By Frustrated Dad

from Beaverton, Oregon

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

Warning for Windows 7 users, especially 64-bit versions: Do not purchase! M-Audio advertises that the product is Windows 7 compatible, both on website product description and a sticker on the box. I bought mine from Guitar Center for my son in college, and he could not install it at school. I came to his dorm and tried with no luck, so I took it home to get it going.The reality is that if you try to install from the included CD, it will not work at all. Then you go to the M-Audio web site, and there is a Win7 driver, both for 32 & 64 bit. Fine. However, the KeyRig 49 software player DOES NOT FUNCTION with Win7 of any flavor, and M-Audio has no intention of supporting Win7 at all. This is really deceptive advertising. Unfortunately, I can't take it back to GC, as his dorm-mate pitched the box, and it's after the 30-day limit.I looked around at other M-Audio products, and it appears their software development staff are either Mac-only types, or are newer Windows version ignorant. I'd suggest going elsewhere for modern Windows supported solutions for music HW & SW.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nothing Better for the Cheddar

By DaftZombie

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I got this keyboard to start messing with electronic sounds and it has done a great job from the start. My windows 7 PC recognized it right away, opened up NI's FM8 and bam, good to go. Literally plug and play in that case. I agree with the other person that it sucks that the included software requires ASIO. But if there are delays in sound or anything that NOT the keyboards fault!!! To some it up, when I'm (trying) to make music, I totally forget about the keyboard, and to me thats a sign a good product. Doesnt get in your way or let you down, takes care of bidness for a good price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

easy plug and play on Mac

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I needed a note entry keyboard to use with Sibelius. I opened the package, plugged the USB into my Mac, went to Sibelius preferences to select it, and started entering notes. This was the easiest MIDI set up I ever experienced. Also, no need to look for an outlet, the Key Rig feeds from the computerThat's the best thing about this product; simplicity. The rest is cheap looking, keys, general look, but it fits below the computer on the dessk and seems to be doing the job.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't beat the deal

By papparocker

from Gainesville , Fl.

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I just got my Keyrig 49 , and I have to say I'm impressed . I had a Korg Nanokey and three keys quit on it after two days so I returned it to the store .Being new to this DAW stuff I was a little confused on what to purchase , so I thought "what the heck " I'll try this one out , I got it this afternoon , plugged it in , installed the virtual instruments and was blown away !!!! If you are looking for an inexpensive,simple controller , look no further ! If I can get this thing installed and sounding this good so easily , anyone can , as I am an old guy just getting into this digital stuff , and virtual instruments and all that . Buy it !!! I haven;t seen anything better for the money !!!

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

NOT GOOD!

By Danny Fuze

from st louis

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

it should be sold as an interface not a midi keyboard....there isnt even a midi out on it...the little usb interface it comes with sucks and only has an 8th inch jack...i hate this think and now i have to try to get someone to buy it or im out of my money because i got nothing out of this but a laugh

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great little tool

By whammy

from NC

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Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I was wary of buying this based on some of the reviews posted here but I am glad I did. Got mine on sale for $69 with a nicely made sustain pedal also on sale for about $18 bucks. As a fledgling laptop recorder new to MIDI, I was able to get up and playing in virtually no time, just a quick driver download for Windows 7 from M-Audio's website.The keyboard has great action even if the keys are a bit light and plastic-feeling. But I dare you to find anything this good for anywhere near this price.My only regret is that I didn't get two at the sale price and give one to my son. Still might - it's a bargain at the regular price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

its pretty nice

By ESPFAN

from canada

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Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

bought mine in a local music store and got it for the same price, 99$ its really worth the price!! if your new to this studio thing (like i am) and if you dont have an awesome budget, go get it!! but if i'd have more money to spend on this, you can have something a lot better but you know, it does the job for me

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty decent for the Price

By Dustin -UFd9w

from Santa Barbara

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

It was really easy to set up w/ Garage band and it pretty much has all the controls you need for using the MIDI stuff. The con is that the keys are pretty cheep feeling. Obviously its not weighted and doesn't claim to be, but don't expect keys that feel like anything other than your average toy keyboard. Over all, though, I was satisfied. Worth the money

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST!!!

By Camp- Full Throttle Music Group

from Baton Rouge, LA

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

Very plug-n-play. Easy to set up.Simply layed-out.100% Reliable.Very nice piece of equipment.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Piece of crap

By Uyk9VQsfU

from North Carolina

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I bought this to compose with Sibelius. That way I don't have to move the big keyboard in our computer room every time I want to write music.I have a standard Dell computer with Windows XP that is fairly new. I have been on the phone with the M-Audio people twice, for a total of 3 hours and it still doesn't work. By the way you will wait at least 30 minutes on hold. There nice, but the keyboard is crap. They have twice sent me "updates" that cause sounds on the computer, but doesn't work with Sibelius. Sibelius cannot do anything about it because their program is working. Honestly, get a better product. It is not worth your time on the phone and who knows when this thing will work. Sending it back.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Risket

from Las Vegas, NV

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Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

I have no idea how I survived before I got this thing. Seriously. I use it so much in all of my songs. I do all my recording in Garage Band on my Mac so I use this keyboard for MIDI Piano, Drums, strings, synths and more. You can only get 3 or 4 octaves but with the Octave +/- buttons you can easily shift everything up or down an octave while playing and no one would ever know you were only using a 49-key keyboard. I highly recommend this keyboard. Like I said, I don't know how I got by without it and I'd be lost without it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great keyboard!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

This keyboard is excellent for what it does. Though it may not have all the assignable knobs and faders that others have, it's still great as just a keyboard. It was easy to set up, as well. It works instantly with GarageBand, and only requires a few clicks in Reason to get it up and running. It also looks very good as well, with it's sleek design and blue lights. Though it's lightweight, it seems pretty durable. So, if you don't need all of the advanced features, this is a great choice.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

This product has serious issues

By Lokinakor

from earth

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Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

After countless attempts at trouble-shooting the compatibility issues with this product, M-Audio and Ableton have lost all my future business. Though sold as a package deal, the keystation 49 was never on the list of midi devices. Early attempts at updating and/or rolling back drivers would only temporarily fix the problem. I have never been able to complete a project with this software and now I cannot even get it to recognize the hardware.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

OK

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

This keyboard could have been made better. My major problem with this prduct is that you need an ASIO soundcard and if you don't the sound won't go through the computer fast enough and you'll end up with a delayed sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great, simple keyboard

By oggorbismedia

from leavenworth, kansas

Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

This keyboard works pretty well. Keys are a nice size, useful controls, and easy connectivity with my vista system. I use Adobe audition exclusively, and 99% of the time I use sampletank with this keyboard. works perfectly. I would suggest that if you don't have a real soundcard (if your computer is stock, it's not going to work) get an external audio interface(check out the UCA202). m-audio also has the keystudio, which is this keyboard bundled with an m-audio usb interface and session. Overall if you're just starting with samples and virtual instruments or need something inexpensive and portable, go with this. If you're looking for lots of on board controls, go a little higher in price and you'll find what you need.

 
5.0

Great low cost midi keyboard

By Wildkat Lefunk

from Santa Barbara, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

    Works very well in Ableton Live with very little configuration. Did not need to map mod/pitch in Live. Feels like a solid keyboard, the keys feel durable. Great budget keyboard for a home producer.

     
    4.0

    Ignore the negative reviews

    By D. Prince

    from South Lake Tahoe, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • User Friendly

    Cons

    • Not durable

    Best Uses

    • Beat Making
    • Practicing

    Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

    This was my very first midi controller that I've owned. I can say that this keyboard will get the job done if you are an aspiring producer getting started with an FL Studio, Reason, or Pro Tools DAW setup. The octave control buttons feel nice, but the pitch and mod wheel feel kind of cheap. As for the keys, you get what you pay for; the keys feel like any standard M-Audio with non-weighted keys.

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    SOLID WORKS WELL W/ LOGIC PRO 9!!!

    By BLUDBOUGHT

    from NEW MEX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ease of use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording Loops Via Logic

      Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

      THIS IS A GOOD 49-KEY USB SYNTH AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE PRICE IT CAN'T BE BEAT! I'VE USED IT WITH LOGIC PRO 9 AND AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE SOUND QUAL... IF YOU ARE ON A BUDGET AND CANNOT AFFORD A 3-500.00 WORKSTATION, THIS M-AUDIO KEY RIG 49 IS A SEET DEAL!

       
      3.0

      Great, except one critical flaw

      By Church musician

      from Austin, Tx

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

          THis keyboard has helped me very much make GarageBand accessible to children. Yet, I am looking for others now that may have a better build since the USB port starts to jiggle and then power is gone. The USB port starts to loosen.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THIS IS AWESOME

          By Jetster 32

          from Canada

          Comments about M-Audio KeyRig 49:

          I use this at shcool and i cant say how much i love it !

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