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Alesis QX49

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Alesis QX49 review: specs and price

Alesis QX49
Alesis QX49

Why is Alesis QX49 better than the average?

  • Total keys
    49vs43.03
  • Volume
    14702.6cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Number of knobs
    8vs5.97
  • Number of faders
    8vs3.66
  • Weight
    2.8kgvs3.86kg
  • Height
    220mmvs246.59mm

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Design

1.Has a display
Alesis QX49

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

2.Has backlit LED buttons
Alesis QX49

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

3.volume

14702.6cm³

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4.weight

2.8kg

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5.thickness

82mm

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16mm

6.width

815mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Alesis QX49

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.

2.number of buttons

17

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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3.Has a pitch wheel
Alesis QX49

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.

4.Has a modulation wheel
Alesis QX49

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

5.number of faders

8

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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6.number of knobs

8

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.

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16

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Keys & Pads

1.drum pads

4

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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2.Has velocity sensitive keys
Alesis QX49

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.

3.total keys

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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88

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Alesis QX49

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Alesis QX49

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.

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Features

1.Is compatible with iOS
Alesis QX49

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Alesis QX49

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.The device is mappable
Alesis QX49

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Alesis QX49

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

5.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Alesis QX49

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.

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