One of the devices with middle-level size and functionality of Alesis company is a MIDI keyboard V49 with 8 velocity and pressure sensitive drumpads, 4 assignable knobs, 4 programmable buttons and, as it follows from its name, 49 velocity-sensitive full-sized keys. It also has : octaves control buttons, modulation control and pitch-bend wheels, USB port for powering and connection to computer and 1/4″ jack input of sustain pedal. Keyboard is fuly powered from USB connection and has no power adapter input. It can work in Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 and Mac OS X and interact with modern DAWs : Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER and others and their VST/AU instruments and effects.
Package contains : MIDI keyboard Alesis V49 itself, USB cable, warranty card and user’s guide; after purchase there is ability to download from manufacturer’s web site DAW Ableton Live Lite 9 and program AIR Music Tech Xpand!2. Keyboard is good : it has large amount of keys, drumpads, modulation control and pitch-bend wheels and assignable controls, wherein Alesis usually does not set high price for its devices and Alesis V49 is one of the cheapest MIDI keyboards with such functions. So, it can, for sure, be recommended for purchase for long-time creative development; there is ability to wish power adapter input for work with tablet PCs and notebooks without load on their batteries, but these are devices with larger price.