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M-Audio KEYRIG KeyRig 49 User Manual

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Easy-to-Use 49-Note USB Keyboard

User Guide



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Easy-to-Use 49-Note USB Keyboard User Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction KeyRig 49 Keyboard Features Keyboard What’s in the Box? Your M-Audio KeyRig 49 bundle should contain the following items About this Guide KeyRig 49 USB Keyboard Minimum System Requirements Windows Mac OS Installation and Setup Getting Started With Music Creation Software...
  • Page 3 MIDI Messages In-Depth Program & Bank Changes NRPN/RPNs Troubleshooting Useful MIDI-Specific Troubleshooting Features All Notes Off Reset All Controllers Warranty Terms and Registration Warranty Terms Warranty Registration Technical Info Appendices - Useful MIDI Data Appendix A - General MIDI Instruments Appendix B - Standard MIDI Controller Numbers (MIDI CC’s) Appendix C - Additional RPN Messages Table of Contents...
  • Page 4: Introduction

    Congratulations on your purchase of the M-Audio KeyRig 49: a 49-key full-size, velocity sensitive USB keyboard designed for easy integration with your Windows XP or Mac OS X computer KeyRig 49 is a quality keyboard controller with the ability to control a...
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    *Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported. **G3/G4 accelerator cards are not supported. M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for any third-party software applications you plan on using with your new M-Audio hardware, as they may be greater than the above.
  • Page 6: To Install Optional Windows Xp Drivers

    The KeyRig 49 USB keyboard is class-compliant This means that you may simply connect the provided USB cable between KeyRig 49 and your Windows XP or Mac OS X computer and switch the keyboard on Additional drivers are not mandatory for normal operation As you become more familiar with KeyRig 49, you may wish to take advantage of this product’s professional features such as: using your new keyboard with more than one application at the same time (multi-client) or sending advanced MIDI messages using KeyRig...
  • Page 7: Getting Started With Music Creation Software

    Getting Started With Music Creation Software If you are new to MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), you may find it challenging to understand why sounds have not simply been included in the keyboard You will find that using a software-based sound source and recording system allows for access to an extremely large array of high quality sounds, a large graphic user interface, and freedom to work with many music creation applications.
  • Page 8: The Keyrig 49 Keyboard

    KeyRIg 49 User Guide The KeyRig 49 Keyboard Key Names The letters printed above the white keys stand for the names of the musical notes the keys represent. The number next to each letter marks the octave each key belongs to (More information on octaves can be found in the following section ) Black keys are “semitones”...
  • Page 9: Modulation Wheel

    Sustain Pedal Jack You can connect a momentary-contact foot pedal (not included) to the Sustain jack on the back of your M-Audio keyboard. The keyboard will automatically detect the correct polarity when powering up. If you want to reverse the polarity, simply press the pedal...
  • Page 10: Advanced Keyrig 49 Features In Edit Mode

    Advanced KeyRig 49 Features in Edit Mode The button to the left of the keys labeled “Edit Mode” is used to access additional advanced functions of the keyboard. When this button is pressed, the keyboard will enter Edit mode and the keys on the keyboard can be used to select functions and enter data. The light above the Edit Mode button indicates whether or not the keyboard is in Edit mode.
  • Page 11: Octave Shift

    To select an alternate function: 1. Press the Edit Mode button. 2. Press the black key that represents the function you want to assign to the Octave buttons. KeyRig 49 will exit Edit mode as soon as you push one of these keys PLEASE NOTE: Some of the functions that the Octave buttons can be used for cannot send out a value less than zero.
  • Page 12: Channel

    Channel MIDI data from the keyboard can be sent on any of 16 MIDI channels. KeyRig 49’s default is to transmit MIDI data on channel 1. However, certain MIDI performance or recording scenarios may require the keyboard to send data on a different channel. You can change the channel on which data is sent using the following method: 1.
  • Page 13: Bank Lsb And Bank Msb

    Bank LSB and Bank MSB Program changes are the most commonly used messages to change instruments and voices However, the number of instruments accessible using only the program change MIDI command is limited to 128. Since some devices have more than 128 voices, they require a method to organize their large number of sounds into banks These devices then access the sounds within these banks by using program change messages.
  • Page 14: Other Assignable Controllers On Keyrig

    MIDI controller messages KeyRig 49 accepts controller numbers 0-131 Numbers beyond 127 are a proprietary method M-Audio uses to simplify the transmission of certain, otherwise more complicated multi-part MIDI messages.
  • Page 15: The Volume Slider

    The Volume Slider As with the Modulation wheel, the Volume slider can also be assigned to any of the 132 controllers (0-131) shown at the back of this manual To assign the Volume slider to a certain MIDI parameter: 1. Press the Edit Mode button. 2.
  • Page 16: Midi Messages In-Depth

    KeyRIg 49 User Guide MIDI Messages In-Depth Program & Bank Changes When the MIDI standard was first established, it enabled the user to access only 128 different sounds using program change messages (0-127). As MIDI devices grew to be more sophisticated and contain more sounds, bank change messages were included in an updated MIDI specification to allow for more than 128 sounds to be accessed.
  • Page 17: Nrpn/Rpns

    KeyRIg 49 User Guide can in turn contain 128 possible sounds selected via a separate program change MIDI message. This enables a user to theoretically recall over two million programs directly, using only MIDI commands. However, most devices only use a few different banks, and allow you to access them with either a Bank LSB message or a Bank MSB message Please consult your synthesizer’s or software’s documentation for more information on which type of bank change messages they can process.”...
  • Page 18: Troubleshooting

    KeyRig 49 back on Problem 2: I have connected a sustain pedal to my M-Audio keyboard, but its function is reversed. Solution 2: The polarity of the sustain pedal is calculated by the keyboard when it is powered up On power up, the sustain pedal is assumed to be in the OFF position.
  • Page 19: Useful Midi-Specific Troubleshooting Features

    Warranty Terms M-Audio warrants products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal use and provided that the product is owned by the original, registered user. Visit for terms and limitations applying to your specific product.
  • Page 20: Technical Info

    © 2007 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice. Avid, M-Audio, KeyRig 49, Session and Key Rig are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
  • Page 21: Appendices - Useful Midi Data

    Appendix A - General MIDI Instruments PLEASE NOTE: The following table lists all General MIDI patch names using numbers from 0 – 127. Be advised that some GM modules count their sound patches from 1 – 128 instead. Both methods are common. As a result, and depending on the sound module you use, there may be an offset of -1 between the sent program change number and the recalled sound patch.
  • Page 22: Appendix B - Standard Midi Controller Numbers (Midi Cc's)

    Appendix B - Standard MIDI Controller Numbers (MIDI CC’s) 00 Bank Select 38 Data Entry LSB 01 Modulation 39 Channel Volume LSB 02 Breath Control 40 Balance LSB 03 Controller 3 41 Controller 41 04 Foot Control 42 Pan LSB 05 Porta Time 43 Expression LSB 06 Data Entry...
  • Page 23: Appendix C - Additional Rpn Messages

    This is because messages 128 – 131 are a different type of MIDI message, defined in the MIDI Specification as RPN messages. M-Audio has created four messages that are sent like MIDI CCs, but actually transmit a series of RPN messages.
  • Page 24: Technical Support

    M-Audio USA 5795 Martin Rd., Irwindale, CA 91706 Technical Support web: tel (pro products): (626) 633-9055 tel (consumer products): (626) 633-9066 fax (shipping): (626) 633-9032 Sales e-mail: tel: 1-866-657-6434 fax: (626) 633-9070 M-Audio U.K. Floor 6, Gresham House, 53 Clarenden Road, Watford...

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