Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller

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Samsons's Graphite 49 USB/MIDI Controller gives you the feel & control the players & pros crave. With all its great features & the included Native Instruments Komplete Elements software, you have the best in performance and production capability.

The Graphite 49 USB MIDI Controller offers the perfect balance of performance and control over your music software. It features 49 semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keys that provide accurate responsiveness and expression, and a pitch range that is perfect for performing, while remaining highly portable, making it both an instrument and a controller. Aftertouch offers customizable control over a variety of effects and parameters.

The Graphite 49 boasts a variety of easy-to-use features. 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 the need for sub menus or shift keys. The on-board Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels offer additional control over your sound and make the Graphite 49 a production and performance powerhouse.

Custom controller
Take full control of your DAW and virtual instruments with controller functions built into the Samson Graphite 49, including 9 faders, 8 encoders and 16 customizable buttons. Not only are the buttons customizable, they can be programmed on-the-fly without the need for editing software. The Graphite 49 sports a large LCD screen the displays the behavior of every function in real-time, enabling intuitive mapping with your favorite software.

Room to create
Another way players can make the Graphite 49 truly their own is to utilize up to four 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 two, three or four 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 four large velocity-sensitive trigger pads 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 eight. With such versatility, the trigger pads are a vital performance and recording feature of the Graphite 49.

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.

Designed for use with iPad
When combined with the iPad using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit, 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.

Includes Native Instruments Komplete Elements Software
Bundled with the Graphite 49, Native Instruments Komplete Elements software offers a comprehensive selection of studio-quality sounds, effects and tools for modern music production, composition and sound design. With over 3GB of samples, Komplete provides you with more than 1,000 premium sounds and three mighty player engines — all carefully compiled to provide a strong toolkit for both stage and studio. It’s a ready-to-roll professional software package for all production styles.

Get your Samson Graphite 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:

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

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SamsonGraphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic music (6)
    • Learning (5)
    • MIDI (5)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Accompaniment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Awesome 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 Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

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

       
      5.0

      Great affordable 49 note MIDI board

      By 

      from Cleveland, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Portable
      • Responsive / Good Action
      • Touch Sensitive Keys

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Concerts
        • Electronic Music
        • Learning
        • MIDI
        • Travel

        Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

        This is a great USB or MIDI controller for anyone looking for a compact 49 note keyboard with a lot of extra features. The drum pads feel good and respond well for drumming or sample launching. Having 8 faders and knobs also opens up a lot of possibilities for any producer or performer. They keys themselves have a nice response, and it is also adjustable within the software you are recording with. You can even use this board with your iPad, making it even more portable. Finally, with the Komplete Elements included, you get a lot of great quality sounds right out of the box, and lets you see a little of what the full version of the Komplete software has to offer.

        This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

         
        4.0

        Samson has something for you

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        from Indianapolis, IN

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Concerts
          • Electronic Music

          Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

          The Graphite 49's semi-weighted keyboard is designed to feel more like an instrument than a controller. It comes equipped with velocity-sensitive keys for capturing the dynamics of a performance, while aftertouch offers customizable control over a variety of effects and parameters. With dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as classic Pitch and Mod wheels, the Graphite 49 puts a wide range of musical expression and tone manipulation at your fingertips. The Graphite 49 also features four large velocity-sensitive trigger pads, each with two banks, that can be used to tap out drum beats, cue one-shot samples or start and stop sequences. And 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.

           
          5.0

          graphite 49 usb/midi

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          from Cincinnati

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

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                Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                great product and works well 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

                 
                4.0

                Simple yet versatile

                By 

                from Chicago

                About Me Experienced

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                • No Speakers

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI

                Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                The graphite 49 has all of the features you would expect from a midi controller. 49 velocity sensitive keys. There is also a large LCD screen the displays the behavior of every function in real-time, enabling intuitive mapping to pretty much any current DAW. Midi and usb ports allow direct connection to a computer or to other midi enabled devices. From beginners to advanced users this controller is great.

                This is a hands on review from Jason at Sam Ash Buffalo grove

                 
                5.0

                Great controller

                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

                  Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                  This controller is super simple but you still have a lot of options with it. The LCD display is easy to read and makes it easy to have complete control over your music. The keys are a little lighter than I like but they don't bother me as much as I would have thought. And the trigger pads are very convenient and programmable giving you a very wide variety of options for your music.
                  This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  awesome midi/usb keyboard

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                  from Carle Place, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Programmable

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Lightweight Keys

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Home
                  • Learning
                  • MIDI
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                  I am very happy with my Graphite 49. It plug and plays easily with the Major DAWS that i have tried it with. There are tons of programmable buttons, dials and sliders on the unit itself including 4 pressure sensitive pads. The keys are nice, but lightweight and have not given me any trouble. I currently use it MIDI'd to my Maschine and it works like a charm.

                  I am a sam ash staff reviewer

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Graphite 49 is worth the price.

                  By 

                  from washington, dc

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                        Comments about Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                        I was a little hesitant in purchasing this based on the mixed bag of reviews I've read, but after a lot of research, I took a shot. I'm glad I did. There was no damage, and the build quality was better than expected. This is a heavy midi controller. The semi weighted keys is what I've expected, fine. The program mapping was great for Ableton. In reading the comments, the big complaint posted were the zippy knobs. For me; I like them. I have an Akai APC 40, and for me, the knobs on the graphite 49 is really what I wanted. I like the tighter control as the quick sweep on APC 40 was too much, which forced me to pay closer attention to what I was doing. In a nutshell, I would say that it all depends on what you use it for. The Graphite 49 is packed with stuff and you pay half the cost for something like MPK49. The only complaint I have, which is minor are that most buttons are not backlit. For the money, I can live with that.

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                        Graphite 49 USB Keyboard 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.