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IK Multimedia iRig Keys

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Roland A-49

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IK Multimedia iRig Keys vs Roland A-49

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

Why is IK Multimedia iRig Keys better than Roland A-49?

  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has a pitch wheel
  • Has a modulation wheel
  • Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
  • 81.11% less body volume
    2414.4cm³vs12780.768cm³
  • 1.84kg lighter
    660gvs2500g
  • 44mm thinner
    40mmvs84mm
  • 333mm narrower
    503mmvs836mm

Why is Roland A-49 better than IK Multimedia iRig Keys?

  • Has transpose button
  • 5 more buttons
    10vs5
  • 12 more keys
    49vs37
  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
  • 2 more knobs
    2vs0
  • Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

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Design

1.volume

2414.4cm³

12780.77cm³

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2.weight

660g

2.5kg

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3.Has backlit LED buttons
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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

4.thickness

40mm

84mm

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5.height

120mm

182mm

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6.width

503mm

836mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose button
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).

2.Has octave buttons
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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.

3.number of buttons

5

10

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

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4.Has a pitch wheel
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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.

5.Has a modulation wheel
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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

6.number of faders

0

0

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

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Keys & Pads

1.drum pads

0

0

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

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2.total keys

37

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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3.Has velocity sensitive keys
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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.

3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with iOS
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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

3.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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.

4.Is compatible with Windows
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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

5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

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

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