CARBON 49 - Samson - MIDI KEYBOARD CONTROLLER
SAKC49 - Samson Carbon 49 Midi Keyboard Controller with Komplete Elements Software
Samson's Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller makes musical performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians and young creators alike, the Carbon 49 offers versatile, easy-to-use features in a compact, lightweight controller that’s well-suited for the stage and studio.
The right feel.
The Carbon 49's semi-weighted keyboard provides musicians with a responsive and expressive platform that is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller. It comes equipped with velocity-sensitive keys that accurately capture the dynamics of a performance. With 49 keys, the Carbon 49's pitch range is perfect for performing, while remaining highly portable.
Semi-weighted keys make such a difference to a players performance. The way the keys 'bounce back' under your fingers, coupled with the pressure needed to push them down is what give each player their own style and feel.
With dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, you can change the key of any given instrument, as well as expand the keyboard to a full 4-octave range, without using any sub menus or shift keys. With all of these comprehensive features, not to mention classic Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, the Carbon 49 puts a wide range of musical expression and tone manipulation at your fingertips.
Versatile & easy.
Take control of your music software with the Carbon 49's assignable Data encoder and Volume slider. For easy editing, players can use the Edit key to adjust up to 14 performance-related control parameters. Also, the Carbon 49's 3-digit, 7-segement LED displays the behavior of every function in real-time. For added versatility, the Carbon 49 includes traditional MIDI Out, Sustain pedal input and USB connections.
Integrate your iPad.
Designed with the iPad in mind, the Carbon 49 features an integrated iPad slot. When combined with the iPad using Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit, the Carbon 49 is a great tool for making music on-the-go. Use it with your favorite music and synth iPad apps that support MIDI controllers, and for additional mobility, the Carbon 49 can be directly powered by the iPad.
Komplete with Carbon.
Bundled with the Carbon 49, Native Instruments' Komplete Elements software offers a comprehensive selection of studio-quality sounds, effects and tools for modern music production, composition and sound design. With over 3GB of samples, Komplete Elements provides you with more than 1,000 premium sounds and three mighty player engines – all carefully compiled to provide a strong toolkit for both stage and studio.
• 49-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard
• Assignable Data encoder and Volume slider
• Edit key for adjusting up to 14 control parameters
• 3-digit, 7-segment LED display provides real-time feedback
• Includes traditional MIDI Out, Sustain pedal input and USB connections
• Compact design, perfect for live performance and studio applications
• Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
• Integrated iPad slot
• iPad and USB bus powered
• Bundled with Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software
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Rated 1 out of 5 by 1
Rated 1 out of 5 by XMGX Terrible keybed action, velocity response is terrible
Delivery and Service from Scan was faultless as ever.
However I had high hopes for this controller but it is practically unusable. The velocity response is terrible, it goes from almost zero velocity to full velocity with almost no difference in finger pressure.
I have played keyboards for 35 years, had many cheap controllers from Evolution and M-Audio etc. Bought this to use directly with an iPad but it really is useless. I tried the various velocity map settings but they really didn't help, the issue seems to be in the keybed sensing.
Maybe its just me, but my experience was this is the worst cheap controller I have ever used.
11 November 2014