Alesis Q49
Alesis Q49
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Alesis Q49: 21 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Alesis Q49
74% have it

2. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Alesis Q49
72% have it

3. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
Alesis Q49
48% have it

4. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Alesis Q49
66% have it

5. Has a pitch wheel

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
Alesis Q49
66% have it

6. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
Alesis Q49
39% have it

7. thickness

63mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

8. volume

9755.55cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

9. Has octave buttons

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
Alesis Q49

10. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
1
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

11. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Alesis Q49
99% have it

12. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Alesis Q49
99% have it

13. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

14. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

16. Has velocity sensitive keys

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
Alesis Q49
69% have it

17. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

18. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
0
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

19. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
Alesis Q49

20. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
49
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

21. width

815mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

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