Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller Now Available

Samson has announced that its Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller is now available. The lightweight iPad keyboard controller retails for $89.


  • Semi-weighted keyboard
  • 49 velocity-sensitive keys
  • Dedicated Transpose and Octave buttons
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
  • Assignable data encoder and volume slider.
  • Use the Shift key to adjust up to 14 performance-related control parameters.
  • 3-digit, 7-segment LCD
  • Traditional MIDI out, sustain pedal input and USB connections.
  • Integrated iPad slot
  • The Carbon 49 can be powered by the iPad.
  • The Carbon 49 comes with Native Instruments’ Komplete Elements software.

If you’ve used the Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller, let us know what you think of it….

7 thoughts on “Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller Now Available

  1. From the website it says “When combined with the iPad using Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit,”. So this seems like a standard USB keyboard unlike the Line 6 Mobile Keys which has a dedicated iOS connector.

  2. >3-digit, 7-segment LCD

    The bullet points feature the 3-digit, 7-segment LCD ahead of the input/output and MIDI connections.

  3. looks to me like somebody in an office said “just get something cheap out there… this iPad market is huge”

  4. Just got one of these keyboards. Far from cheap. I was surprised how heavy and sturdy this keyboard is. The keys are semi weighted and feel great. Better than most $200+ controllers. Samson hit this one out of the park. Don’t judge by the price.

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