M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

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M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 49-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Gearank Recommendation

The Keystation 49 MK3 appeared on our recommended list for 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards from May 2021 until September 2022 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other keyboards.


The M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 is a streamlined MIDI keyboard controller with velocity sensitive synth action keys.

Under the hood, it includes a suite of software such as Ableton Live, Protools First M-Audio edition and a suite of Virtual instruments to quickly get you up to speed with music creation.

If you want a near-universal Keyboard MIDI controller and use multiple DAWs, the M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 is a versatile choice.


  • Keys: 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive, synth action keys
  • Pads: No
  • Arpeggiator: No
  • Motorized Controls: No
  • Bundled Software: AIR Music Mini Grand/Velvet/Xpand!2, Ableton Live LIte, Pro Tools First, Skoove, Touch Loops, Melodics Tutorial
  • Power:USB powered.
  • Connectivity: USB and TRS input for sustain pedal.
  • Control Hardware Directly: No
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.6 or later + Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista.
  • Dimensions: 32.36″ x 7.44″ x 2.68″
  • Weight 4.72 lbs.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now options with higher ratings in our guide to The Best 49 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.