Carbon 49 – A Fullsized Piano Keyboard Designed With the iPad in Mind

Samson’s new Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is piano style keyboard with 49 velocity-sensitive keys, dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels. Designed with the iPad in mind, the Carbon 49 features an integrated iPad slot and can be used with your favorite MIDI apps via Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit. The Carbon 49 can even be directly powered by the iPad. In addition, this keyboard comes with Native Instruments’ Komplete Elements software, offers a comprehensive selection of studio-quality sounds, effects and tools for modern music production, composition and sound design for your Mac OS X or Windows desktop. The Carbon 49 is available today for $89 at retailers like Best Buy. For more information check

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  • Betty Widerski May 21, 2012, 9:21 am

    I found the demo videos confusing – they show people supposedly playing this on the street, but the specs say nothing about built-in speakers and the videos do not show how the players are supposedly making audible sounds (unless through the iPad, which would be silly for busking).

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