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Korg Kontrol49 MIDI Studio Controller

Korg’s new Kontrol49 49-key MIDI studio controller combines intuitive design, user-friendly hardware and detailed displays to create the most comprehensive MIDI controller available.

Fully equipped with 40 assignable control elements like the all-new Vector Joystick, the Kontrol49 gives you more musical dexterity for operating with soft-synths, MIDI modules, and other digital audio workstations. You will be hard-pressed to find another controller keyboard that can boast the same level of hardware integrity that you’ll find in the Kontrol49.

49 full-sized keys feature the same great touch and feel of Korg’s other professional workstation instruments. 8 different velocity curves let you tailor the instrument's response to your own playing or to a specific application while the octave shift buttons provide access to the entire range of 128 notes. Above, the keys pitch and mod wheels give you familiar and comfortable performance control.

The Vector Joystick offers simultaneous control of the dual separate parameters and is matched to the Vector control of Korg’s WAVESTATION virtual instrument. The pair of assignable switches can either toggle 2 independent functions or provide incremental up and down control to a single parameter. Even connect to an optional assignable footswitch and footpedal to work elements of hands-free playing into your performance.

The addition of 16 illuminated, velocity-sensitive trigger pads has distinguished the Kontrol49 from the traditional keyboard control. The pads can perform any MIDI function such as triggering, looping samples, sound selection and more.

The pads can also be used to select one of the 12 fully customizable internal “scenes”, which reconfigure all controllers with a single touch to work with multiple programs or for switching from soft synth tweaking to mixing.

Edit scenes from the front panel then, using the included Editor/Librarian software, you can create, adjust, manage, and save the scenes on your Mac or PC. Ready-made scenes are of course provided to get you started.

The main panel of the Kontrol49 features 8 assignable sliders and rotary encoders. Each pair of sliders and encoders shares a backlit “scribble strip” LCD display, which provides instant feedback and 3-level color-coding to keep controllers visually organized.

Simply touch a controller to cause a display to switch its current value; even the main encoder can be used as a MIDI controller for selecting sounds and more. The Kontrol49 features a USB port along with MIDI input and a pair of MIDI outputs. Simply connect it and kick it.

For more details, visit Korg's website - Kontrol49


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