Excerpt: I use this keyboard to control a DAW on my Macbook Pro. Lovely bit of equipment, and it works fantastically! The keys feel great and the knobs are sturdy. One thing you might want to do is replace the usb cable included, as it sometimes overloads the macbook, "drawing too much power" from the usb...
Pros: Easy to Use, Portable, Responsive / Good Action, Touch Sensitive Keys
Excerpt: I'm new to virtual instruments, so I was looking for something basic to get started. I use a Lexicon OMEGA as an interface to Reaper; I connect the UMX490 via MIDI cable (not USB). It worked perfectly from the start. No issues at all.
Excerpt: I'm mainly using this for studio recording, but also as a periodic session instrument controller. After having multiple bad experiences with some other lower quality boards I needed something sturdier.
Pros: Easy To Collaborate Across Programs, Easy to Navigate, Versatile
Excerpt: i had mainly @ first used it connected within my fl studio 10. the VST synths i import thru it seem to communicate with the UMX490 just fine. though, i'm only wondering what actual MIDI devices it can manipulate thru the use of its on-board R1- R8/B1-B8 controls.
Pros: Easy To Use, It works with all my gear, NI kore SPM is sweet, Not too pricey, Very easy to set up
Cons: Manual needs more info, The energy XT is no good
Excerpt: got it to play with fl studio. well let me tell ya. 5 star! it is [$]. need i say more? just use it!! if you want to play it like a keybord it is stiff but not slow. it is a midi for [$] did i say that already? the software needs a youtube show me. but im a slow man.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Summary: I ordered this for my partner for christmas. It arrived within a few days of ordering very well packaged. My partner was very pleased with it on christmas morning, infact he had a massive smile on his face all day.