Alesis VX49 49-Key Fully Integrated USB-MIDI Controller Colour Screen Keyboard
The VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, by transforming computer based VST plugins into entirely hands-on production experience.
At the heart of the VX49 is a 4.3″ full colour high-resolution display screen. This screen allows you to directly interface with your DAW and virtual instrument plugins better than ever before. The VX49 also features an all new custom 49-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, 4 banks of 8 RGB backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads, 8 360-degree performance-ready knobs, 8 dual-function switch pads, backlit and rubberised pitch and mod wheels, built-in “Roll Mode” and arpeggiator features, and much more. With an unprecedentedly efficient control layout and workflow, the VX49 is the perfect choice for today’s most demanding producers and keyboardists.
Using the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, the VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation— essentially transforming computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on production experience. VIP works with any VSTi virtual instrument, including the 7 premium VST plugins by SONiVOX and AIR Music Tech that are also bundled with VX49. The integrated high-resolution full-colour 4.3-inch display instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin’s controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and many other various editable functions.
VIP gives you access to any virtual instrument in your collection with or without a DAW. An integrated patch browser presents every patch for every VST plugin you have, and enables you to quickly filter, select, and preview patches based on their specific attributes. VIP software also lets you create set lists that provide instant on-demand access to user-curated instruments for stage performance and studio work. You can even layer multiple patches together (from up to 8 different VST plugins) to create new patches and timbres. All of this—without ever reaching for the computer. That’s what you’ve been waiting for.
High resolution coloured screen with dedicated interface buttons
Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
Includes VIP — load, play, & control any VST plugin
8 performance-ready 360° knobs
Custom 49-key Alesis semi weighted keybed with aftertouch
8 velocity- & pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave, & performance buttons
Role mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator, & tap tempo buttons
Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
Standalone MIDI controller or control your plugins & DAW simultaneously