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Through a standard USB connection, the QX49 receives power while also transmitting MIDI data to your Mac, PC, or iOS* software or MIDI hardware device of choice. Punch out a drumbeat on great-feeling pads, open up a filter with smooth, tight knobs, or adjust volume and playback of sequencing software with long faders and snappy buttons. QX49's immense parameter control and velocity-sensitive keyboard get your hands off the mouse and into the action for a more efficient, visceral music-making experience. With a 49-note keyboard, the QX49's pitch range is perfect for performing with software instruments and samplers while still remaining highly portable. QX49 provides you with a full compliment of controls including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up/down buttons, and the ability to send program changes directly from the keys. The keyboard can even be split into sections to control multiple instruments at once. The QX49's array of assignable controls work with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices.


Alesis QX49 Sustain Problems

...the first thread I've started here because I could not find an answer to this anywhere. I bought an Alesis QX49 from Guitar Center about a month and a half ago. It worked fine for a couple weeks, but it then started to randomly sustain notes (I use Live 8 and Logic 9). Right...

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Can I intentionally destroy a MIDI knob on my MIDI keyboard?

It will probably damage the knobs around it, and may well not fix your issues, since it's not really the knob but the pot and electronics behind the knob. First thing to try would be just cleaning it, try servisol switch cleaner/lubricant, useful stuff to have around anyway.

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What are you guys using for transport control?

...I can to see if any of my controllers act this way (sending 127 followed by 0). Maybe my Alesis QX49 does (it isn't hooked up, but I'll pull it out for this test). Terry

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