Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller

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Samson’s Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller makes performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians or young creators, it offers versatile, yet easy-to-use features in a lightweight controller, well suited for stage and studio.

The Carbon 61 has a semi-weighted keyboard comparable to pro-level instruments. Its 61 velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately capture the full dynamics of a performance. In addition, the Carbon 61’s dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as its Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, allow you to expand the keyboard and enhance your overall musical expression.

Take control of your music software with the Carbon 61’s assignable data encoder and volume slider. For easy editing, players can use the Shift key to adjust up to 14 performance-related control parameters. Also, the Carbon 61’s 3-digit, 7-segment LED displays the behavior of every function in real-time.

Designed with the iPad in mind, the Carbon 61 features an integrated iPad slot and can be used with your favorite MIDI apps via Apple’s Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. The Carbon 61 can even be directly powered by the iPad. And it’s
bundled with Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software, which offers a vast range of instruments and effects for modern music production, composition and sound design.

Features:
  • 61-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
  • Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • Integrated iPad slot
  • iPad and USB bus powered
  • Bundled with Native Instrument’s Komplete Elements software

Things You Will Get:

    Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller
    Native Instruments’ Komplete Elements software
    Owner's Manual
Series Carbon
Model 61

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SamsonCarbon 61 USB MIDI Controller
 
4.4

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        4.0

        Gear To Have

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        from Indianapolis, IN

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              Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

              This semi-weighted keyboard comparable to pro-level instruments. Its 61 velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately capture the full dynamics of a performance. In addition, the Carbon 61's dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as its Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, allow you to expand the keyboard and enhance your overall musical expression. And with its sleek and stream lined casing makes it the perfect purchase for any size studio.

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              5.0

              Great design

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              from Cincinnati,OH

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              • easy to use

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                Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

                These are really great for any musician. I liked how compatible it is with the I pad. A very useable creative tool. I am staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                4.0

                Bargain price Pro performance

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                from Columbus Oh

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                • Compact
                • Great feel
                • Versatile

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                  • Live
                  • Recording
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                  Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

                  This 61 key controller is a great value. 61 touch sensitive keys are enough to cover my keyboard needs which usually include layers of piano and organ. This controller linked up seamlessly with my iMac through USB. Light and story, a great value.
                  This is a hands on review by Jim at Sam Ash Columbus

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                  5.0

                  Nice Midi Controller bt Samson!!

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                  from Orlando,fl

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                        Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

                        Cool Compact midi controller by Samson!!
                        Comes bundled with Native Instruments Komplete elements.
                        Great sounds and midi mappable.
                        Lightweight and easy to use.
                        Great for the studio.
                        "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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                        4.0

                        Tons of Control

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                        from Indianapolis, IN

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                              Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

                              f you're studio is out-of-control, Samson's Carbon 61 USB MIDI controller is the cure. The Carbon 61 gives you everything you want and need in a MIDI controller, plus a few surprises. You've got pitch and mod wheels, of course, but the Carbon 61 also has a stand for your iPad (which can also power the Carbon 61 with the addition of the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit). The Carbon 61's velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys feel great and convey every ounce of expression you put into your performances. 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 and Mod wheels, the Carbon 61 puts a wide range of musical expression and tone manipulation at your fingertips. Samson's Carbon 61 is also an incredible value!

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                              5.0

                              carbon 61

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                              from Cincinnati

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                                    Comments about Samson Carbon 61 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

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                                    4.0

                                    Convenient

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                                    from Cincinnati, OH

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                                    Pros

                                    • easy to use
                                    • Ipad Slot
                                    • Midi

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                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Samson Carbon 61 USB MIDI Controller:

                                      This 61 key controller is easy to use. The velocity-sensitive keys are a plus. I like the slot for your Ipad, that makes it convenient. And with the MIDI outs recording is too easy.
                                      This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash

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                                      4.0

                                      Cool with Ipad

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                                      from Edison, NJ

                                      Comments about Samson Carbon 61 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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