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Alesis-qx49.33828055
9.5 out of 10

Alesis QX49

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Great Deal: $139.00

Reviews and Problems with Alesis QX49

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Overall 8
8.0

nice keybroad for the money

user0101, B&H Photo
2 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I very happy with this purchases. My Korg K61 just broke so this is my replacement. The keys are a little small but the are way more responsive then the K61. I've having trouble mapping the keys but I have not put in the time to get them working properly. Thanks Sonar for making my life of a pain in the butt. Overall this keyboard is a great deal.
  • Pros: Well Constructive
  • Cons: Mapping Is A Pain
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Overall 6
6.0

Good beginner product, needs more info.

Splitfx, B&H Photo
8 August 2012
  • Excerpt: FIRST THINGS FIRST! Go to Alesis website, DOWNLOAD LATEST FIRMWARE! Its very easy to install. Heard a lot if complaints of velocity problems, I had them too. The new firmware fixed my issue though. My first impression of this keyboard was skeptical at best. The keys and knobs and faders all felt a bit "fluffy". The entire unit was a little light IMO. After about two hours watching videos, reading instructions, and searching for tips.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Highly programmable, Lightweight, Portable
  • Cons: Flimsy, Lacks precision, Not Consistent
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product

T'tut, B&H Photo
25 July 2012
  • Excerpt: The company shipped the product right away. It looks and works great. My only concern is, the directions booklet says nothing about how to set any of the nobs, or how to work the program. It has been difficult locating information on how to work everything.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
  • Cons: Hard To Use
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Overall 4
4.0

it could be great....

Konrad C, B&H Photo
20 July 2012
  • Excerpt: Potentially a great unit if not for Alesis' bad quality control. The key bed felt a little mushy right out of the box. After an hour of use, the 2nd octave A# and G# keys started sticking after release. It's going back for an exchange. maybe it was a bad unit but I expected better QC from Alesis. If the second unit is problematic as well, I'll try another manufacturer. The Quickstart guide is poorly written as well and it seems no actual manual exists for the unit.
  • Pros: Has assignable MIDI out, Inexpensive, Professional Features
  • Cons: Cryptic display, Feels cheap, Mushy keys, Not Consistent
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Overall 8
8.0

All good but documentation.

novice, B&H Photo
18 April 2012
  • Excerpt: It might be better if there is additional "Slow (Detailed) Start Guide" besides "Quick Start Guide". Documentation is made for somebody who already knows everything about MIDI and MIDI controllers. Not for beginners as I am. There is no any description about any of terms used in guide. If you are novice to MIDI/Controller there is no way you will be able even to make any sound out of it. At least they should include a few samples for making sound.
  • Pros: Maybe price
  • Cons: Difficult to Use, Limited Sound Selection, Poor Instructions
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Overall 6
6.0

Awesome Keyboard - E flat sticking

Lordybobnz, B&H Photo
29 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Really good keyboard for the price. Play button is a dual release so doesn't work as a play button. My E flat key is broken, it sticks sometimes. I don't have time to head in and get it looked at : ( But I would recommend this over the M-Audio. I owned an M-Audio and this one has better keys, knobs and pads.
  • Pros: Easy to Use
  • Cons: Poor Action
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Overall 8
8.0

very functional and well built

Hagay, B&H Photo
17 January 2012
  • Excerpt: well built for the budget, feels nice in the fingers. I had a problem installing the Live Lite Alesis Edition provided software. hope i could get support from alesis soon USB powered!
  • Pros: Versatile
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Overall 10
10

Everything I could ever ask for!

N-Box, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I use the QX49 with Reason 6. It has a great variety of knobs, sliders, and the drum pad, which is perfect for a begginer.
  • Pros: Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Easy to Customize, Easy to Navigate
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Overall 10
10

Awsome controller, great keys and solid knobs...

Sam, amazon.com
13 January 2012
  • Summary: This is one fantastic keyboard. I've owned edirol, m-audio, evolution and bunch of other controllers in the past, and I have to say that the keys on Alesis feel much smoother and responsive out of them all. It looks good, has big screen, knobs and sliders are very responsive and sturdy. It is quite slim, so it will save you a lot of space. The pads on the other hand, quite suck, if you hit them on the edge, they won't respond.
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Overall 10
10

Super

M. Alain, Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: Clavier génial mais il est livre avec ableton qui ne sert a rien avec ce clavier donc il est inutile comme pregramme, preferer ignite by air qui permet de deployer toutes les fonction du clavier.
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