M-Audio Keystation 49 II 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
M-Audio’s Keystation 49 MIDI keyboard is a great device for those who want something simple yet effective for use in the recording studio and at an affordable price. Transport controls on the unit allow you to shift parameters in your computer’s DAW without having to use your mouse. The Keystation 49 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows computers, as well as with the iPad via their proprietary Camera Connection Kit. Alongside the synth-action keys, you’ll also find pitch and modulation wheels to add greater depth and control to your performance. The Keystation’s volume slider can also be assigned to control other MIDI values such as filter sweeps or expression control. This keyboard can either be powered via USB or a 9-volt power adapter.