Korg microKEY AIR 49 Bluetooth MIDI Keyboard Controller

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The microKEY AIR 49 appeared on our recommended list for 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards from September 2018 until April 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other keyboards.


The Korg microKEY Air 49-Key controller is a streamlined portable keyboard controller designed for Apple’s popular laptops and iOS mobile device.

It does away with extra features and sticks to keyboard essentials, which include a compact 49-Key mini keybed with velocity sensitivity, along with useful keyboard controls that include pitch wheel, mod wheel and octave selection buttons.

To make this keyboard even more convenient, Korg designed it to run on USB power or on two AA batteries which can last for up to 30 hours of use.

Finally it can conveniently lets you connect to wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.


  • Keys: 49 Mini Key with velocity sensitivity.
  • Pads: None.
  • Arpeggiator: None.
  • Motorized Control: None.
  • Octaves: +4/-4
  • Bundled Software: Propellerhead Reason Limited, Legacy Collection M1 Le, AAS modules, UVI Digital Synsations
  • Power: USB powered or 2 x AA.
  • Connectivity: USB, Bluetooth, Assignabe Footswitch
  • Control Hardware Directly: No.
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X, iOS via CCK.
  • Dimensions: 27.91″ x 5.47″ x 2.13″
  • Weight 2.21 lbs
Since we originally recommended the Korg microKEY AIR 49, more highly rated options have become available, which you’ll find in our guide to The Best 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.

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