Roland A-49
Roland A-49
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Roland A-49 review: 23 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

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

2. 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.
Roland A-49

3. Has backlit LED buttons

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

4. total keys

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

5. drum pads

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

6. Has transpose button

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

7. number of buttons

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

8. 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.
Roland A-49
49% have it

9. 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.
Roland A-49
69% have it

10. Is compatible with Windows

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

11. volume

12780.77cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

12. weight

2.5kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

13. 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.
Roland A-49
52% have it

14. 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.
2
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

15. 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. Is compatible with iOS

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

17. 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.
Roland A-49

18. 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.
Roland A-49
20% have it

19. number of faders

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

20. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

21. thickness

84mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

22. width

836mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

23. height

182mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm

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