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MIDI Keyboards Controllers - Difference between the Samson Carbon 49 & Alesis Q49

Looking to buy a MIDI keyboard controller that won't burn a hole in your pocket, but still comes packed with all the sounds you need? We found two great MIDI keyboards that would do the job!

Here's a comparison between the Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller and the Alesis Q49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller.

Samson Carbon 49 Alesis Q49

Samson Carbon49 Alesis_Q49

Product Name

Samson Carbon 49

Alesis Q49

Number Of Keys

49 49

Type Of Keys

Semi-Weighted Synth-Style
Pitch Bend Yes

Yes

Mod Wheel Yes

Yes

Encoders / Pots

1 No
Faders 1

1

Sustain Pedal Input

Yes Yes
Expression Pedal Input Yes

No

MIDI I/O

USB USB
Power Supply Bus Powered

Bus Powered

Height

3" 2.25"
Width 31.2"

32"

Depth

8.5"

7"

Weight

6.2 lbs 2.5 lbs
iPad Compatibility Yes

No

Included Software

NI Komplete Elements Ableton Alesis Edition
Price 6434

9121

We hope you found the comparison useful. We've got a lot on guitars this April, so stay tuned for more buying guides and comparison articles. Until next time!
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