Carbon 49 and iPad: Made for Each Other


Sure, there are MIDI keyboards that will work with an iPad–but how about a keyboard that’s actually designed for the iPad? Samson’s Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is designed by professionals and available for the world at just $89.99. Lightweight, and powered by the iPad itself, this new device helps young musicians and creators record and assist in the studio or at home. Check it out in action below, and keep in mind that the soundtrack was made using only the Carbon 49 and an iPad–you can also check out the full PR after the jump.


 Hauppauge, NY – (May 15, 2012) – Samson’s new Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is now available, making musical performance and production accessible to everyone. For seasoned musicians and young creators alike, the Carbon 49 offers versatile, yet easy-to-use features in a compact, lightweight controller that’s well-suited for the stage and studio. Available today for $89 at retailers nationwide, for more information check 

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The Carbon 49 offers players a semi-weighted keyboard comparable in feel to that of pro-level instruments. Its 49 velocity-sensitive keys allow you to accurately capture the full dynamics of a performance. In addition, the Carbon 49’s dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons, as well as its classic Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels, allow you to expand the keyboard and enhance your overall musical expression. 

Take control of your music software with the Carbon 49’s assignable data encoder and volume slider. For easy editing, players can use the Shift key to adjust up to 14 performance-related control parameters. Also, the Carbon 49’s 3-digit, 7-segment LCD, displays the behavior of every function in real-time. For added versatility, the Carbon 49 includes traditional MIDI out, sustain pedal input and USB connections. 

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, the Carbon 49 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. 

With Samson’s Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller, it’s never been easier to get the most out of your music software. 

About Samson Technologies: 

Samson Technologies began in 1980 designing wireless microphone systems. Today, we are an industry leader in both consumer and professional audio with three notable brands: Samson, Hartke and Zoom. Over 250 of our products are sold and distributed in over 130 countries around the world.