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M-Audio KeyRig 49 MIDI Keyboard Controller

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A no-nonsense MIDI controller that comes bundled with Ableton Live Lite plus sounds and loops that’ll help turn your Mac or PC into a keyboard workstation.

The KeyRig’s synth-action USB-powered, 49 note keyboard is supported by professional synth controllers such as pitch and mod wheels, an assignable volume slider, octave +/- buttons and a sustain pedal input.

The KeyRig’s award-winning software bundle lets you to start composing and recording music right away. Alongside Ableton’s Live Lite are virtual instrument sounds and loops including Stage Piano, Tone Wheel Organ, GM-4 modules, MS-2 synthesizer along with dual effects and a mixer. If you already run ProTools, Cubase, or Logic, KeyRig is compatible with AU, VST, and RTAS.

Basic but solid, and now at great price, the KeyRig 49 lets you tap into the power of your DAW with the minimum of fuss.

Full Features

49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard
assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
pitch bend wheel
assignable octave +/- buttons
edit mode button
sustain pedal input
USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 compatible
connection and power via a single USB cable
instant installation on Mac OS X and Windows XP computers—just plug and play


Includes award-winning M-Audio Key Rig software (PC only) featuring:

  • four top-quality virtual sound modules: SP-1 Stage Piano, MS-2 Polyphonic Synthesizer, MB-3 Tone Wheel Organ and GM-4 General MIDI
  • use stand-alone or with a sequencer
  • variable velocity and controller settings
  • split and layer modules for performance combinations
  • module and master effects processors
  • compatible with most popular software


Includes Ableton Live Lite music creation software


Mac OS X Core MIDI

Minimum System Requirements (PC)

KeyRig 49 keyboard
Pentium 3 800MHz (CPU may be higher for laptops)
256 MB RAM
DirectX 9.0b
Windows XP (SP2)*
(Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported)
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Meda Center Edition is not supported.
** M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
Key Rig software
Pentium® III 500 MHz or AMD7 (P4 / Athlon 1 GHz or faster recommended)
256 MB RAM
600 MB free hard disk space
Windows® XP*
VST 2.0 compatible host software
CD-ROM drive for installation
Internet connection (on any computer) for software activation
ASIO-compatible soundcard for standalone operation
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.


Minimum System Requirements (Mac)

Macintosh G3** 800/G4** 733MHz (CPU may be higher for laptops)
OS X 10.2.8 w/ 256 MB RAM,
OS X 10.3.4, 10.4, 10.5.1 w/ 512 MB RAM
* M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above.
** native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported



32.1" x 7.5" x 2.8"
81.6 x 19 x 7 cm
4.6 lbs. / 2.1 kg


Bundled Software

Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use. details


Main website for M-Audio products offers a range of video, written, and forum support for the Axiom platform.

The website also offers education case studies, access to the latest drivers, and more.


M-Audio TV on the main M-Audio website. Series of informative videos on using the Axiom Pro series.
Sound Advice. Video series on analog synth programming
Alan Parsons’ Art & Science Of Sound Recording – MIDI. An invaluable video from this series on modern recording that explains the whys and wherefores of MIDI.


Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard

Practical MIDI Handbook

Advanced MIDI Users Guide

Power Tools for Synthesizer Programming

Sound Syntheses and Sampling

How to Write Songs on Keyboard

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