PC-50

USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

PC-50
Discontinued

49 premium full-size, velocity-sensitive keys designed to fit perfectly on your desk. The PC-50 offers the best value for music labs and simple home studios. The PC-50 is specifically built to offer you exactly what most people are looking for: a well-built expressive MIDI controller that is easy to setup and easier to use.

Expressive Response

The PC-50 features a keyboard mechanism derived from Roland’s newest technology. It's specifically designed to offer a wide dynamic range with incredible subtlety. The redesigned keys offer a better response to the player's touch, while also reducing mechanical noise and eliminating vertical shake in the key stroke.

In order to adapt to every player, the PC-50 includes four velocity curves and three levels of sensitivity, allowing the user to find the exact match to their own playing style. The PC-50 can also output “fixed” velocity selectable from 1-127, providing practical input for percussion programming.

Small Footprint

The PC-50’s chassis is only slightly larger than the actual controls, saving you valuable space on your desktop. It also offers convenient access to all of the ports from the left side of the device, including USB, MIDI output, Hold pedal input, and Expression Pedal input. This allows the PC-50 to sit directly in front of a monitor or laptop computer without wasting desktop space for cable connections.

Solving the Power Problem

The PC-50 can be used with or without a computer. When used with a computer, the PC-50 can draw power and send MIDI over the USB port, allowing you to reduce the clutter of having another device to plug into your power strip. The PC-50 can also draw power from an optional AC adapter or from four AA batteries, allowing you to use the PC-50 anywhere, with or without the computer.

EDIROL designs its USB devices in accordance with USB specifications and has passed all compatibility tests, which are continuously held and organized by USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF).
Keyboard
49 Keys(with velocity)
Controllers
MIDI Channel Button
Program Change Button
Octave Shift Button (+/-)
Bender/Modulation Lever
Value Dial
Connectors
Hold Pedal Jack
Expression Pedal Jack
MIDI OUT Jack
USB Jack
DC IN Jack
Power Switch (USB/OFF/DC)
Advanced Driver Switch (ON/OFF)
Others
Display
7 segments, 3 characters (LED)
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
USB Bus Powered
Dry battery LR6 (AA) type (alkaline) x 4
Current Draw
150 mA
Accessories
CD-ROM
USB Cable
Owner's Manual
Options
AC Adaptor (BOSS PSA Series)
Pedal Switch: DP-2
Expression Pedal: EV-5
System Requirements [Windows]
Operating System
Windows XP/2000 /Me/98
Computer
Windows compatible computer equipped with a USB port
CPU/Clock
Intel Pentium, or Intel compatible Processor 400 MHz or higher
Memory (RAM)
128 MB or more
System Requirements [Macintosh]
Operating System
Mac OS X v10.2 or later, Mac OS 9.x
Computer
USB ready Apple Macintosh
CPU/Clock
PowerPC G3/400 MHz or higher
Memory
128 MB or more
Size and Weight
Width
883 mm
34-13/16 inches
Depth
184 mm
7-1/4 inches
Height
84 mm
3-5/16 inches
Weight
2.7 kg
6 lbs.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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