KeyControl 49 XT

49-key USB Keyboard Controller

The KeyControl 49 XT is a very stylish 49-key aluminium case keyboard, perfect for usage live on stage and in studios. No extra power supply and no special drivers are needed when connected to your PC or Macintosh. This makes KeyControl 49 XT a perfect addition for every home studio and many other setups.

The versatile MIDI controller can be used immediately after it has been connected to a sound device or to a computer. The 4 endless encoders, the pitch bend wheel and the modulation fader allow you to control your software synthesizers directly from the keyboard. Of course all controllers work in real time. If you are looking for a really stylish and yet affordable controller keyboard, KeyControl 49 XT is the perfect solution for you.

If you are looking for a smaller mobile version, our KeyControl 25 XT is also available. KeyControl 61 XT is the version with 61 keys and 8 endless encoders.


  • 49-note full-size, velocity-sensitive keyboard
  • aluminium case with high glossy white side panels
  • pitch bend wheel
  • modulation fader
  • edit buttons for advanced programming
  • sustain foot pedal input
  • octave buttons to extend keyboard range
  • 4 endless encoders, programmable
  • powered via USB (no power adapter required)
  • works with Windows 10/ 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP & Mac OS X
  • as a fully class-compliant device, it can be used with Apple's iPad using a camera connection adapter
  • Dimensions in cm: 21,2 x 75,2 x 6,9

Reviews and Testimonials

Here are selected reviews of KeyControl 49 XT:


Swiss musician Jesse Ritch is using KeyControl 49 XT in his home studio. He comments about the ESI gear he is using: "With ESI products my songs are getting even better - great sound, a lot of fun and top quality!"



The KEYS special 1/2013 contains a review written by Andreas Ecker of our KeyControl 49 XT: "The ESI KeyControl 49 XT convinces with its stable cabinet, good playable keys and perfect build quality."



Popular Chinese website Midifan had a detailed view on our KeyControl 49 XT - among commenting on positive features such as the function without drivers and power adapter, the conclusion is "Best price" and "Best quality".Check the full review in Chinese language here.



Dirk Schaadt from online magazine Bonedo (Germany) had a closer look on KeyControl 49 XT and mentioned:"stable cabinet" / "nice design" / "good usability concept" - read the full german language review here!


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