Inexpensive MIDI Keyboard

  • Pablo
Posted: Mon, 04/21/2008 - 17:16
I'm thinking of buying a M-audio Keyrig 49. I want to use it as a MIDI recording device in Rosegarden. If it had a MIDI OUT I would be rather sure it would work through my Audiophile 2496 but I think it's connected via a USB cable. Is anyone using one of this, or is there is something similar which is known to work under Linux? Thanx in advance. Pablo 64studio 2.1

It works!

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Tue, 04/22/2008 - 19:58
In the end I've bought the M-audio keyrig 49. Yes, plug and play! I'm playing drums with it. It's funny. I can record in Rosegarden, and playback with any synhetiser I've tried so far. There isn't noticeable latency (jack reports 2,67 ms). The moment I press the key the moment I hear the sound through the speakers. Thank you for your help Pablo

Thanks for your support

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Mon, 04/21/2008 - 22:23
After reading your answers I am convinced it'll work. I haven't got a laptop though, I'll try it in my desktop at home. I wish I could boast of 64Studio at the store :D. Posted the same question at and positive answers there too. I'll tell you my experience when I try it out. Cheers Pablo

edirol pcr80

  • stevea
  • 06/25/07
  • Mon, 04/21/2008 - 21:09
I've got an edirol pcr80 - has usb and traditional midi connections. I use USB and it works perfectly into the PC usb socket, also the keyboard doesn't need separate power supply 'cos it uses the USB power. Comes up as a jack device. Haven't tried using a midi cable into my 2496, so can't confirm if that works or not. s~


  • mirami
  • 02/20/08
  • Mon, 04/21/2008 - 20:07
Hello Pablo, I am using smaller one M-Audio MK-425C (just 25 keys). It was working out of the box with 64studio via USB. I have also Axiom 49 from same company, but I didn't check this with linux yet. (on windows are great I can recommend if you want spend a little bit more money coz good keys mechanism than cheaper one and other goodies). Some friends of mine have also M-audio keyboards so I can recommend. But I have a bad experience with M-Audio sound cards... so be aware. Cheers mirami Asus M6Va,CPU 2GHz, RAM 2GB, 64studio 32bit 2.1 pre14

Plug and play

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 04/21/2008 - 19:57
This device is class compliant. That means you can plug it into just about any OS that has USB plug and play, and it should work. My brother has a similar keyboard, and he just plugged it in and started playing. It opens as a midi port in jack, and you can connect it like any other midi device. If in doubt, take a laptop running 64studio to the store... Happy recording!