Summary: I got this keyboard a few months ago and it has not disappointed me at all. PRO's: Sturdy overall Reliable Affordable CON's: The keys are quite flimsy It doesn't have a MIDI in socket, only a MIDI out It does NOT include a power adapter, but it can be powered by USB I would have given this product three stars, but for the price I gave it 4.
Summary: The Q49 is your basic 49 key USB midi keyboard with scroll wheels for pitch and modulation. There's nothing fancy about this keyboard, really. I just needed a keyboard to compose music I'm doing for various projects. The price was fair and the keyboard works seamlessly with my Mac. I'm very satisfied with this purchase.
This is a very good deal, especially if you want to start recording music.
25 November 2011
Summary: I'll start with saying that this isn't the best keyboard in the world, but when you buy it, you're getting more than just a keyboard. It comes with a program named Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition, which is a DAW. You will be able to record things right away with this keyboard because of that. And for Pro Tools users, Live Lite can run VST and AU software.
Nice no frills budget performance keyboard - needs a free USB port (no hubs)
Bobby W., amazon.com
30 April 2011
Summary: The Alesis Q49 is about the best choice you can make if you are looking for a compact budget priced keyboard controller that you can play with both hands. The Q49 is very spartan in its feature set - 49 full size keys, full size pitch & mod wheels, octave up/down buttons, sustain switch input and just 1 dedicated data entry slider - note that it has no assignable data entry knobs or controller (drum) pads.
Cheap and decent MIDI keyboard, mine came with slight malfunction
10 January 2011
Summary: Needed a cheap MIDI keyboard since I couldn't bring my Axiom 49 over when I flew to the States. Found this, got this, definitely a good buy for the price...but mine came with one of the keys slightly spoilt as it takes a long time for it to spring back (probably the spring mechanism is faulty). Because I'm on a tight time schedule here, I don't have time to send it back and go through the arduous process of a RMA, so I'm going to have to live with it.
Summary: I took a look at a bunch of keyboard controllers before settling on this one. This keyboard is to just sit on my desk so that I can bang things out when the mood strikes. I compared it against several other inexpensive keyboards like the Keystation and KeyRig and thought this one felt the least flimsy. It is also black instead of some lame silver color which looks better on my desk.