Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Keystudio 49-key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
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Will not work on my windows xp, website does NOT support with drivers
kal 2, amazon.com
17 January 2012
Summary: waisted a week waiting for the product and 3 hours going back and forth between windows driver downloads and M-audio driver downloads. There is no sound even though my computer and speakers are working on all other applications. A key studio keyboard driver isn't available on M-audio's download website. Product will be sent back and I'm writing the firms that invest in M-audio a letter and writing Amazon a letter.
Summary: I've looked all over and cannot really discern the main difference between the M-Audio Keystudio 49 and the KeyRig 49. Their website does a poor job describing any difference. Anyone know as they are similar in pricing.
Summary: I've had the M-Audio Keystudio 49 for a few years now. I've used it for some professional productions, and it worked well enough. The included software for Windows is pretty lacking. It took up a lot of resources, and just didn't work very well. However, if you're using this with GarageBand on a Mac, this is a very solid combination.
Summary: I had read reviews of several different keyboards and was a little skeptical about purchasing this particular model. I made the decision to purchase it on the basis of the price and feeling fairly assured it would work with the computer that I have. I was right! It was a plug-n-play keyboard. I had no issues hooking it up to my iMac and using it with the FInale PrintMusic program.
Summary: I have been using this for years and i use Propellerheads Reason to record/produce beats and this helps alot to get the melodies and notes i need. It works really well although the volume control on mine broke and it sometimes moves with out me touching it. but you can reprogram the knobs to do other things. It works well and is small enough to carry around.
Summary: My need was simple: I needed a midi-enabled keyboard to serve as an input device for music sequencing software. I had no need for complex features within the keyboard itself; all of that functionality takes place within the software. I had no need for 88 keys--just enough to be practical and not have to constantly be adjusting octaves. I wanted to plug it in and use it immediately on my Mac. The M-Audio Keystudio is exactly all of those things.
Summary: I really want to like this beautiful little keyboard. Unfortunately, it has been plagued with defectivitis. I received it and at first everything seemed fine. The top 9 keys were not working, but I initially attributed this to a driver issue. After a few days, the whole set of keys stopped working - all 49 of them. I use fruity loops for my sequencing software, and I could see that the keyboard was still transmitting the MIDI signal for the pitch and modulation wheels.
so easy to hook up with Mac and great product for a beginner
6 November 2010
Summary: Just got it for my 12-year-old boy who has asked for a keyboard to use with his MacBook, and the one at Apple Store has too few keys(25) with higher price tag. He's very happy with this one because it doesn't come with all the other complicated control buttons on the top, and he's not complaining about the light-weight keys even though he's played "real" piano for five years. The best part is how easy for him to hook this up with his MacBook.........
Summary: I returned this item without using it for the reasons outlined below. I had ordered this item with the hope of connecting it to my PC and having what I thought would be a simple, inexpensive, portable keyboard. As I consulted the owners' manual the first sentence that caught my eye was "only compatible with Mac" or words to that effect causing me to immediately return the item.