Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller

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Get the Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller with FREE Native Instuments Komplete Elements. Sam Ash Direct has the guaranteed lowest price and fast free, shipping.

The Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-use MIDI controller suitable for both performance and studio use. Its broad features and simple design make it an ideal tool for both seasoned musicians and those new to MIDI controllers. Carbon 49 boasts 49 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys that register the dynamics of the performance, as well as buttons for transposing (key change) and octave shifting. The Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels offer an additional level of control that makes the Samson Carbon 49 a real winner.

The Samson Carbon 49 also features an assignable data encoder and volume slider that provides additional control over audio editing software like the included Native Instrument Komplete Elements. The Shift key can be used to adjust up to 14 control parameters for even more control while editing.

The Samson Carbon 49 has a built-in 3-digit, 7-segment LED display, as well as a MIDI output, sustain pedal input and USB port.

Designed with the iPad in mind, the Samson Carbon 49 features an integrated iPad stand that enables the keyboard to be easily used to control MIDI apps on the iPad via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. And, the Carbon 49 can even be directly powered by the iPad.

The Samson Carbon 49 ships with Native Instruments Komplete Elements software to provide a vast range of instruments and effects for modern music production, composition, and sound design for your desktop computer running Mac OS X or Windows.

Features:
  • 49-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard
  • Assignable data encoder and volume slider
  • Shift key for adjusting up to 14 control parameters
  • 3-digit, 7-segment LED display provides real-time feedback
  • Includes traditional MIDI Out, sustain pedal input and USB connections
  • Compact design, perfect for live performance and studio applications
  • Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • Integrated iPad stand
  • iPad and USB bus powered
  • Includes Native Instruments Komplete Elements software

Get your Samson Carbon 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller today from Sam Ash Direct and enjoy the confidence that comes from fast, free shipping, the guaranteed lowest price and our 45/60-day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Carbon 49 MIDI Controller
  • NI’s Komplete Elements Software

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SamsonCarbon 49 USB MIDI Controller
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Responsive / good action (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • MIDI (5)
    • Electronic music (4)
    • Learning (4)
    • Travel (3)
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    5.0

    Great Midi Controller by Samson!!

    By 

    from Orlando,Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

      Awesome midi controller by Samson!!
      Works great with ableton and native instruments software.
      Great for the home studio and for controller.
      "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

       
      5.0

      GREAT BUY

      By 

      from Lombard Il

      Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

      I own this controller and use it with my ipad and it works like a charm with my maschine ipad app. you can also use it with any program on mac or pc. just usb to your cpu and play! Great buy

       
      4.0

      Take it to your next gig

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Responsive / Good Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • MIDI
        • School Bands
        • Travel

        Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

        The Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI controller does not rely on batteries, nor does it require to be plugged into a power outlet; all power is driven from the USB connection. This means it can be powered by the iPad by using the USB to 30 pin adapter found in the iPad Camera Connection Kit for the older iPads and in the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter for later generation iPads and the iPad mini. You will need an app such as Garage Band running on your iPad to accept the input from the controller to drive the sound. There are a total of 49 full sized keys that are velocity sensitive. There are buttons to change the octave if you need a higher or lower range, found above the pitch and modulation wheels. This allows for the full octave range found in a full sized keyboard or piano. Overall, the Carbon 49 USB MIDI controller from Samson Technologies delivers a simple solution for those looking to turn their iPad or iPad mini into a self powered musical instrument for home use, studio use, and on-the-go use. This will work well for beginners up to professionals, with a price that makes it very compelling

         
        5.0

        carbon 49

        By 

        from Cincinnati

        About Me Professional Musician

        Staff Reviewer

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          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

              works great with an ipad Maps easily to ableton, comes with a multitude of controls, Pretty much a one stop shop for the studio
              hands on product review from Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

               
              3.0

              Sleek and Simple

              By 

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

              • Limited Functions
              • No Speakers

              Best Uses

              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI

              Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

              The carbon 49 is one of the most basic simplistic midi controllers that Samson has released, and thats not a bad thing. This will allow users to not get overwhelmed by extra knobs and buttons, and really focus on the music they are trying to create. Also designed with the iPad in mind, the Carbon features an integrated iPad stand that enables the keyboard to be easily used to control MIDI apps on the iPad via Apple's Camera Connection Kit and the ipad can power the carbon as well. Easy and functional.

              This is a hands on review by Jason at Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

               
              4.0

              Affordable

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              About Me Experienced

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • Travel

                Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

                This controller is simple and affordable. I really like the slot for your Ipad, that's convenient. The keys are semi-weighted so it feels like you're playing an instrument as opposed to a controller. And the MIDI outs make recording simple. And the price is just right for anyone looking into getting started.
                This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash

                 
                4.0

                Great portable controller

                By 

                from Columbus, Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning
                  • MIDI

                  Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

                  I have this controller for over a year and it works flawlessly. Inexpensive and portable, it linked up right away with my computer and is light and portable enough to store away when not in use.
                  This is a hands on review by Jim at Sam Ash 36

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for Ipad

                  By 

                  from Edison, NJ

                  Comments about Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller:

                  The Samson carbon 61 midi controller is a great one for those using an Ipad. Very easy to use and has a slot so the Ipad can sit nicely inside of it. Nice sleak and futuristic look.

                  This is a hands-on product review by Tamir @ Sam Ash Edison

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                  Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller

                  The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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