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Samson Graphite 49 49-key Keyboard Controller

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Samson Graphite 49 49-key Keyboard Controller

49-key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Semi-weighted Action, Aftertouch, and Programmable Faders, Buttons, and Encoders
Samson has entered the keyboard controller market with the Samson Graphite 49. This 49-key USB MIDI keyboard controller is loaded with features every studio needs. The Graphite 49 will quickly become the hub of your studio, from controlling virtual instruments to handling transport commands for your DAW. This compact keyboard controller features semi-weighted keyboard action plus aftertouch. You get a large selection of programmable surfaces that make DAW and plug-in control easy. Use the Graphite 49 with a Mac, a PC, or an iPad. It also includes MIDI Out and USB connections, transpose and octave buttons, and handy pitch and mod wheels. When you want a keyboard controller that's also your control headquarters, you need the Graphite 49!
 
Samson Graphite 49 USB MIDI Controller at a Glance:
  • Instrument-like feel
  • Assignable controls
  • Hook it up to your iPad
Instrument-like feel

The Graphite 49's semi-weighted keys give you a more responsive and expressive instrument-like feel. Velocity-sensitive keys accurately capture the dynamics of your performance. Customizable aftertouch lets you control a variety of effects and parameters in your favorite virtual instruments. Graphite includes Native Instruments' Komplete Elements 8 software with over 1,000 sounds and 3GB of samples.

Assignable controls

You'll love the large selection of programmable controls that you can use with your essential studio software. Programmable controls on the Graphite 49 include: nine faders, eight encoders, and 16 buttons. You can map organ drawbars to the faders, assign LFOs to the encoders, and much more. The usual transpose and octave buttons and handy pitch and mod wheels are also built into the Graphite 49.

Hook it up to your iPad

You can hook up Samson's Graphite 49 to your iPad via USB. Create music with your favorite recording and synth apps that support MIDI. The Graphite 49 controller can be powered directly from your iPad. This is a great solution when you need a studio on the go.

Samson Graphite 49 USB MIDI Controller Features:
  • 49-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Programmable faders, buttons, and encoders
  • Velocity-sensitive trigger pads for drums and samples
  • Pitch and mod wheels, plus transpose and octave buttons
  • Works with Mac, PC, and iPad
  • Includes Native Instruments Komplete Elements 8
  • USB bus powered

Tech Specs

  • Number of Keys:49
  • Type of Keys:Semi-weighted
  • Aftertouch:Yes
  • Pads:4
  • Other Controllers:Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
  • Encoders/Pots:8
  • Faders:9
  • Dedicated Transport Control:Yes
  • Pedal Inputs:1 x Sustain
  • MIDI I/O:Out/USB
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Power Supply:Bus Powered
  • Height:3.3"
  • Width:31.4"
  • Depth:9.75"
  • Weight:10.2 lbs.

Feels More Like An Instrument

The Graphite 49’s semi-weighted keyboard provides musicians with a responsive and expressive platform that is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller. It comes equipped with velocity-sensitive keys that accurately capture the dynamics of a performance. Aftertouch offers customizable control over a variety of effects and parameters, for example the addition of growl to a saxophone or vibrato to strings. With 49 keys, the Graphite 49’s pitch range is perfect for performing, while remaining highly portable.

Expand With Ease

The Graphite 49 is easy to use. With dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, you can change the key of any given instrument, as well as expand the keyboard to a full 4-octave range, without using any sub menus or shift keys. With all of these comprehensive features, not to mention classic Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, the Graphite 49 puts a wide range of musical expression and tone manipulation at your fingertips.

Custom Controller

Take full control of your DAW and virtual instruments with the Graphite 49’s controller functions. It features 9 faders, 8 encoders and 16 buttons, all customizable for the ultimate in hands-on control. Not only are they customizable, they can be programmed on-the-fly without the need for editor software. The Graphite 49’s large LCD screen displays the behavior of every function in real-time, enabling intuitive mapping with any software you’re using.

The Graphite 49 comes with presets for the following DAWs:

  • Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • Cubase
  • Ableton
  • Cakewalk
  • Reason
  • Traktion
  • Motu
  • Mk Control
  • Acid Pro
  • Audition
  • FL Studio
  • Nuendo
  • Magix
  • Presonus

atch Kenneth Crouch explain the Graphite 49's faders:

 
 
 
 

Room To Create

Another way players can make the Graphite 49 truly their own is to utilize up to 4 zones on the keyboard for creating splits and layering sounds. This function allows different sounds to be assigned to different sections of keys for a completely personalized setup. With the keyboard divided into sections, the Graphite 49 lets you control 2, 3 or 4 unique voices simultaneously. Record your bass, string, pad and lead tones all to a single track and leave room for your creative ideas to run wild.

Trigger Happy

The Graphite 49 features 4 large velocity-sensitive trigger pads with aftertouch that can be easily programmed and assigned. Use them to tap out drum beats, cue one-shot samples or start and stop sequences. Expand your options further with a second bank of triggers, bringing the total to 8. With such versatility, the trigger pads are a vital performance and recording feature of the Graphite 49.

Watch Kenneth Crouch explain the Graphite 49's trigger pads:

 

 
 
 
Elements Of Design

With a compact body design that is thinner than most controllers in its class, the Graphite 49 is perfect for live performance and studio applications. It’s constructed for optimal playability whether it’s placed on a solid surface or mounted to a keyboard stand. And its sleek, angled top panel offers easy viewing in any environment.

On-The-Go With The iPad

When combined with the iPad using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, the Graphite 49 is a great tool for making music on-the-go. Use it with your favorite music and synth iPad apps that support MIDI controllers. For additional mobility, the Graphite 49 can be powered directly by the iPad when you are away from your desktop computer.

 

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