Extended: Up to 15% Off Select Gear with ROCKSTAR
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español
Accessories Sale -Final Day - 15% off qualifying orders $25 or more
M-Audio Logo
Product 703605

M-Audio Keystation 49e USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

  • Write a Review

The M-Audio Keystation 49e USB MIDI Controller Keyboard has class-compliancy with OS X and Windows XP for true plug-and-play operation. The included ...Click To Read More About This Product

We're sorry-this item is unavailable.

Find a similar product below or contact our experts for a recommendation of great alternatives. Call us at 800-449-9128.

Customers Also Viewed:
OVERVIEW

An affordable USB MIDI controller keyboard for getting started with music on your computer.

The M-Audio Keystation 49e USB MIDI Controller Keyboard has class-compliancy with OS X and Windows XP for true plug-and-play operation. The included Maximum Audio Tools software bundle is designed to get you playing immediately. 49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard; built-in MIDI interface; pitch and modulation wheels; and sustain pedal input. Sleek, compact, and USB bus-powered. The M-Audio Keystation 49e is compatible with most educational and studio software.

FEATURES
  • 49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • Volume/control slider
  • Advanced function button for programming
  • Sustain footpedal input
  • Octave +/- buttons to extend keyboard range
  • Separate MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from your computer to control external devices
  • Powered via USB or 9VDC power adapter (not included)
  • Functions as a standalone USB MIDI interface
  • Class compliant with OS X and Windows XP for plug-and-play
  • Also includes drivers for Mac OS 9.1 and later, and included for Windows 95/98/ME/2000

A super-affordable keyboard to begin your musical journey. Bon voyage!

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great controller for a guitarist.

I've only had this unit for about a week, but I am pleased with it. Its more compact than a looks in the pictures, and it feels really nice to play. The touch...Read complete review

I've only had this unit for about a week, but I am pleased with it. Its more compact than a looks in the pictures, and it feels really nice to play. The touch sensitivity is very manageable for a guy who is not really a keyboardist like me, it doesn't over respond.This is a GREAT Unit for a guitarist/singer who wants who wants to be able to sit down to his PC and sketch out a song with drums and base. Just make sure you have software to do the synth stuff, because it is just a controller, it has no sounds. I use propellerhead's Reason software.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

MAudio 49e big bummer!

Bought this item for a midi controller for my ACID Sony software studio for soft syns Failed me after the first gig! Would not reload nor reconnect to soft syn no matter what rerouting...Read complete review

Bought this item for a midi controller for my ACID Sony software studio for soft syns Failed me after the first gig! Would not reload nor reconnect to soft syn no matter what rerouting was done!

Reviewed by 19 customers

Displaying reviews 1-19

Back to top

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent keyboard

By DanielRaid

from Norton, MA

Bought it to use it with my Reason. The keyboard is better quality than I thought it would be. Plus installation so easy.. plug'n'play. Highly recommended.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great controller for a guitarist.

By Luke-uy.x2

from Olympia WA, WA

See all my reviews

I've only had this unit for about a week, but I am pleased with it. Its more compact than a looks in the pictures, and it feels really nice to play. The touch sensitivity is very manageable for a guy who is not really a keyboardist like me, it doesn't over respond.This is a GREAT Unit for a guitarist/singer who wants who wants to be able to sit down to his PC and sketch out a song with drums and base. Just make sure you have software to do the synth stuff, because it is just a controller, it has no sounds. I use propellerhead's Reason software.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By Miz

from Plainfield, NJ

For the price, you can't get a better controller. I'm using Cakewalk Sonar 5 Producer Edition and this controller works perfectly. Easy installation and initial configuration - just plug it in and go. Fits right on my cluttered desk easily. Excellent product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Deal!

By UC ROCK ON

from New Orleans, LA

See all my reviews

Although it seems cheap at first glance, this is a very nice keyboard. I use it with GarageBand on my Mac, and not only have I never had any problems with it, but it's small and takes up little space. Although it has very few features, it's a Midi controller, after all, and a very inexpensive one at that. Bottom line: I've never had any problems with it, it gets the job done, it's still in almost mint condition after several years (a few scratches from when I moved), and it's a great deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just got it....worth the money...

By the mzft

from Hilo, HI

I just recieved this controller today and I am very surprised with the quality of it and ease of setup! Worth the money that you pay and then some. I have had alot of controllers and I wanted just to get something smaller than my big one. It is worth every penny

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent with soft synths

By Karl Houseknecht

from Palmyra, VA

See all my reviews

I use this controller with the soft synths in Cakewalk Home Studio 2XL. Awesome. Just plug into the USB and you're ready to go, no driver install needed with Windows XP so setup is a breeze. And if you use the USB option, no power adapter needed. Great entry unit for anyone needing occasional keyboards during recording.

 
5.0

Basic and great.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Excellent keyboard...all I need. Mod wheel and pitch bend wheel, octave +/- keys work while playing, sustain pedal support. USB is flawless.Get it!

 
5.0

Works great with GarageBand

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

A nice unit, especially for the price. Good key action considering they are not weighted at all. I had a dead key on mine, but was replaced with only a little bit of foot-dragging from M-Audio. Looking forward to having fun with this,

 
4.0

good but no good

By 3...2......Blastoff

from Connecticut

the m-audio keystation 49e is a great midi controller with a slim sleek look however teh keys are very cheap and the volicity sensitivity is way to high.

 
5.0

Great and affordable

By JR4H

from Kansas City, MO

My keyboardist bought one of these to use with Logic. He liked it so much that he uses it at our live shows in conjunction with his xp-30 and laptop. I'm the drummer, and I've also purchased one to get some of the percussion sounds on our album that aren't quite achievable with a basic drum set.

 
5.0

Great price

By GBAlaska

from Anchorage, Alaska

MAudio does it again. Great affordable Unit. No frills. Does everything I need it to. I'm using absynth 3.0 and there is no lag. Plug N Play!!

 
5.0

Great for Reason

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

As a guitarist looking to add some key/organ parts to my tracks, this keyboard and Reason work great together. The velocity sensitivity is a little less than optimum but can't be beat for the price

 
5.0

The Best for the Money

By jordanb

from Memphis, TN

See all my reviews

The M-Audio Keystation 49e is absolutely the best MIDI controller for the price. I was afraid that the action was going to be total crap, but it's not! It's actually rather nice. If you're considering getting one of these babies, go for it! I think I might be getting another one or a 61es for live performance.

 
4.0

Works for me!

By Nicky Wheelz

from modesto, CA

See all my reviews

This keyboard is very good, I have used it for 6 monthes and it works well still. I use it for usb connection, midi connections are out of my league haa... I will be getting the smaller model MAudio make for a bass organ like the doors had.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

MAudio 49e big bummer!

By leoisstellar!

from Georgia

Bought this item for a midi controller for my ACID Sony software studio for soft syns Failed me after the first gig! Would not reload nor reconnect to soft syn no matter what rerouting was done!

 
5.0

Just Use It!

By Fretlessbassman

from Washington D.C.

See all my reviews

This midi controller is ok for what it does. If you are a beginner to home recording and need a controller for your software, then this is it! However you will outgrow it in about a month. It's light, it's portable, that's about it. It comes with some nice recording software and some nice sounding voices. You can't go wrong with this package! Try it! You'll like it! However don't be afraid to upgrade!

 
5.0

Excellent For Begginers

By John Hobbs

from Bellevue, NE

See all my reviews

This is an excellent item for the beggining keyboardist who is an avid computer user. It truly is plug-and-play on my XP machine and is easily accesible in a wide range of products and VSTi's. Top notch, well made and sturdy for the price. The pitch wheel and modulation wheel are both quite responsive and of a better quality than I expected. Just be sure you know that this will not make any noise on its own, it needs a computer or MIDI synth.

 
5.0

A perfect fit anywhere

By DJ Insomaniac

from Glocester, RI

See all my reviews

I got this keyboard about a year ago and I absolutely love it.It's a basic system, nothing fancy like M-Audio's other controllers, but it still gets the job done, and very beautifully at that. It is a perfect fit into anywhere, and it's also very easy to take with you. Everything is nicely sized and spaced, and the layout is very comfortable. Setting it up is a breeze, and it works great with Reason, Live, and ProTools.

 
4.0

Awwww Yea!

By K-OTIC

from Miami, Fl

I myself personnaly use the M-Audio Keystation 49e for connecting to reason. I had some doubts but i was encouraged to buy the midi, which i did. All i can say is ITS WORTH IT. You are getting alot more than what you paid for, I encourage anybody thinkign about this product, to go gor it.

Displaying reviews 1-19

Back to top

See All M-Audio MIDI Keyboard Controllers
You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.