Museek Mag October 2016 - Page 59

OCTOBER 2016 OCTOBER 2016 The Roland A-49 MIDI keyboard controller gives you pro playability and mobile convenience. The A-49 features a high-quality, velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard in a trim, roadworthy package that weighs in at under six pounds, and offers USB and iPad compatibility, as well as onboard control of Roland SuperNATURAL-powered synths. You get robust performance control, with assignable knobs and switches, octave and transpose buttons, sustain and expression pedal inputs, and Roland’s way-cool bend/mod lever and D-BEAM controller. If you need a compact controller, the Roland A-49 belongs on your short list. Roland A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controller at a Glance: All you could want in a compact controller Control your SuperNATURAL synths directly Compatible with three operating systems All you could want in a compact controller Roland is back at it, flexing its considerable keyboard design mojo with the A-49 MIDI controller. This ‘board gives you everything you could want in a compact controller: a great-feeling keybed, assignable knobs and switches, octave and transpose buttons, sustain and expression pedal inputs, Roland’s slick bend/ mod lever and even their insanely cool D-BEAM controller. Control your SuperNATURAL synths directly The A-49 sports a dedicated SuperNATURAL mode button that unlocks a bevy of sound-selection features when hooked up to a Roland SuperNATURAL instrument such as the INTEGRA-7 sound module or the JUPITER-80 and JUPITER-50 synths. It’s like they were made for each other. Compatible with three operating systems The Roland A-49 is three-OS compatible. That’s right. You get compatibility with the Mac, as well as iOS apps on the iPad (via the optional Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit). The A-49 comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite software, for straight-out-of-the-box music production. Roland A-49 MIDI Keyboard Controller Features: High-quality, velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard Keys have a rounded shape for a comfortable touch Technical enhancements to reduce key bed noise and increase playability Roland’s bend/mod lever and D-BEAM controller Assignable knobs and switches Octave and transpose buttons Sustain and expression pedal inputs Mac and Windows compatible iOS music app compatibility on the iPad (via optional Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit) ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 59 www.museekmag.com