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Samson Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller

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.


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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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Graphite 49 Midi Controller


Great keyboard! It arrived quickly from Sam Ash. Plugged it in and it went as advertised. Only two weeks, but I am enjoying the keyboard with all the nifty features. My only gripe is that the keys are a little stiff which makes it hard to get the feel on soft notes and that sort of adds to key noise when you have to press hard. Changing the velocity curve helps a little.


St. Louis


Great midi board at a great price


This little nuggets has tons of features packed into a little box. The 49 key footprint makes it super easy to transport. This can be used for everything from music production to something as simple as playing the piano. The keys are even semi weighted. This comes with pads and faders that are all assignable for whatever your application. This also comes with software so right out of the box you are ready to play! I am a reviewer for Sam Ash Music Cleveland.

Jimmy the tadpole



Awesome Midi Controller by Samson!!


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 [email protected] Sam Ash Orlando"

Billy B



Great affordable 49 note MIDI board


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.


Cleveland, OH


Samson has something for you


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.

Jeremy the entertainer

Indianapolis, IN


graphite 49 usb/midi


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




Simple yet versatile


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




Great 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.


Cincinnati, OH


awesome midi/usb keyboard


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


Carle Place, NY


Graphite 49 USB Keyboard MIDI Controller

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Warranty Info:

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.

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