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Korg K49 49-Key MIDI/USB Studio Controller with M1Le

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On stage or on the run, producing or performing, wherever your music takes you, the new K-Series controllers can go there with you.

Keys to any musical door
While the words portable and affordable describe the K-Series USB-MIDI Studio Controllers, they by no means define them. Each model features solid, full-size keys, and a selection of four velocity curves (including a fixed level - great for mimicking organs and early mono synths) that tailor the keyboard response to match any performer.

Available in 25, 49 and 61 key versions, their octave shift keys provide access to the full range of notes, and the key transpose function lets you reach them comfortably - or instantly match the range of another performer.

Authentic baroque and classical temperaments add even more versatility.

Control Freak
The K25, K49, and K61 are graced with a variety of sophisticated controllers unusual for an instrument in this class. Performers will be happy to see a set of Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, just like in our RADIAS, MS2000B and microKORG synthesizers.

Is a joystick more your style? We've got you covered. Our innovative ClickPoint' performs double duty, as either as an X/Y joystick or as a USB mouse to navigate through your softsynths or DAW software. This dynamic controller is a 3-axis, spring-loaded, fingertip joystick-trackball that is difficult to describe, but easy to use.

Two assignable switches can be set to either momentary or toggle operation, and both On and Off values can be set, opening up extended performance possibilities. These switches can even be set as Program Change up and down buttons. A pair of knobs can be assigned independently to any controller, and both transmit the full range of values.

Next to the keyboard you'll also find an assignable slider. And if you run out of hands operating all these controllers, the K-Series also includes an assignable foot switch input on the back panel. Even with all these individual controllers, the stylized K-Series retain a simple, intuitive and uncluttered presentation.

Onscreen Assignments
Using the free editor software that comes with the K-Series, you can create and save custom controller assignments - or scenes - in an easy, visual manner. This editor software allows you to load the scene that matches your application into the K25, K49 or K61, so that you don't have to reassign the same controllers manually - a real time saver! In addition, a number of pre-programmed template scenes are included, so you can instantly be up and running with many popular software synthesizers and music production programs.

The best-selling synth is now free!
Quite a claim, to be sure. But it's true. The new K-Series controllers come with a free M1 Le software synthesizer.

The M1 was introduced back in 1988 and went on to become the best selling synthesizer of all time - and defined the workstation category in the process. This software version perfectly reproduces the original M1 while taking advantage of the power and benefits of your computer interface.

The M1 Le contains all of the preset sounds and all of the PCM waveforms of the original, and a new browser/search function makes it easy to find that "perfect sound." In addition to stand-alone versions for both Mac and Windows, the M1 Le can be used as an RTAS, VST or AudioUnits plug-in instrument.

Want more? A special upgrade offer allows M1 Le owners to purchase the entire Korg Legacy Collection - DIGITAL EDITION at a very special price. Even more? We've included powerful demo versions* of software from Applied Acoustic Systems (Lounge Lizard EP-3, Ultra Analog VA-1, and String Studio VS-1), Ableton Live5, Korg Legacy Collection and Propellerhead Reason 3.0 to give you even more to enjoy right out of the box!

On the go. Or not.
Portability isn't just about size and weight. The K25, K49 and K61 can be powered directly from the same USB connection that allows it to communicate with your computer, so you can grab your K-Series controller and a laptop and make music anywhere. For more permanent applications, an optional AC adapter is available. In addition to the power plug and USB port, the rear panel also features a MIDI out port for controlling synthesizer hardware modules and other MIDI devices.

• 25/49/61-key full size keyboard
• velocity sensitive
• 4 velocity curves

Assignable Controllers:
• ClickPoint
• 2 Knobs
• 2 Buttons
• 1 Slider
• Octave Shift up/down buttons
• Pitch Bend wheel
• Modulation wheel
• Footswitch jack

• Pedal
• MIDI Out
• DC In

• USB bus power
• DC 9 V
• AC adapter (optional)

Power Consumption:

Dimensions (preliminary):
19.41" (W) x 8.74" (D) x 2.68" (H)
493 (W) x 222 (D) x 68 (H) mm

32.36" (W) x 8.74" (D) x 2.68" (H)
822 (W) x 222 (D) x 68 (H) mm

38.36" (W) x 8.74" (D) x 2.68" (H)
987 (W) x 222 (D) x 68 (H) mm

• USB cable
• CD-ROM (containing M1 Le software, K-series editor software, third-party software demos, drivers, etc.)
• Software license agreement

System Requirements Macintosh:
Supported OS:
• Mac OS X 10.3 or later

• Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X

System Requirements Windows:
Supported OS:
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Professional

• Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP (Inter USB chipset recommended)

M1 Le Software Synthesizer Specifications:
• 32 note polyphony (depending on the CPU of host computer)
• 8 part multitimbral
• 144 PCM waveforms (100 multi-sounds, 44 drum-sounds)
• 33 effect types
• 200 presets (100 Programs, 100 Combinations)
• 100 user locations (50 Programs, 50 Combinations)
• Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in instrument
• Realtime MIDI control and automation supported
• Supported Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz 192 kHz
• G4 Velocity Engine optimized (Mac), Intel Pentium SSE/SSE2 optimized (Windows)
• 1 instance available as plug-in
• 4 outputs

Note: The M1 Le software synthesizer has no data compatibility with the M1 software synthesizer from the Legacy Collection - DIGITAL EDITION

M1 Le software System Requirements Macintosh:
(*1) Apple G4/500 MHz or faster, G4/800 MHz or faster recommended

• 256 MB or larger

• 1,024 x 768 - 32,000 colors or higher

Operating System:
• Mac OS X 10.3 or later

Audio Interface Audio Interface (*1):
Core Audio compatible audio interface (Macintosh's on-board sound output port can be used)

Depends on system requirements of host application program (*2)

M1 Le Software Synthesizer Specifications Windows:
• Intel Pentium III/1 GHz or faster, Pentium 4, Pentium M (Centrino), Celeron M/900 MHz or faster recommended

• 256 MB or larger

• 1,024 x 768 - 16 bit colors or higher


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