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IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
Top 5%148 points
Top 5%
Top 43%89 points
Top 43%
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
Top specs and features

IK Multimedia iRig Keys vs Roland A-49: 26 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
74% have it

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
30% have it

3. volume

81.11% less body volume.
2414.4cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
12780.77cm³

4. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
69% have it

5. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
66% have it

6. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
66% have it

7. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
40% have it

8. weight

1.84kg lighter.
660g
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
2.5kg

9. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
5
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
10

10. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
73% have it

11. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
49% have it

12. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

13. drum pads

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

14. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
99% have it

15. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
99% have it

16. width

333mm narrower.
503mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
836mm

17. Has a pitch/modulation stick

The pitch/modulation stick is used to change pitch or modulate a sound in real time with one single control.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
20% have it

18. thickness

44mm thinner.
40mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
84mm

19. 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
2

20. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
37
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
49

21. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
0
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
0

22. 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.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49

23. 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
0

24. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
44% have it

25. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
IK Multimedia iRig Keys
Roland A-49
52% have it

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