Samson Graphite 49

Samson Graphite 49

Samson Graphite 49 review: specs and price

Samson Graphite 49
Samson Graphite 49

Why is Samson Graphite 49 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons

  • Total keys

  • Number of knobs

  • Number of faders


Price comparison


1.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
2.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.


The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.


The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.


Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.


We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.

Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.Has transpose buttons
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Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.
3.number of buttons


The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
4.Has a bank selector button
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The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
5.Has a transport control section
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The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
6.number of knobs


More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device – e.g., volume, effects, EQs, etc. Types of knobs may differ between endless type or step type.

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
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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.
2.Has semi-weighted keys
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Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
3.total keys


The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
4.has velocity-sensitive pads
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Velocity-sensitive drum pads allow you to modify the sound sample's pitch depending on how quickly you hit the pads. They provide a more natural audio experience, as the pitch depends on your movement, just like when playing the drums live.
5.drum pads


The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
6.Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.


1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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.


1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.
2.The device is mappable
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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.
3.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
5.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

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