The Alesis V49 is a 49-note MIDI keyboard controller that offers producers composers and keyboard players full command of their DAW software. Alesis has included a series of pads knobs and buttons that provides versatile functionality enabling the user to can add expression range and dynamics to performances and sessions quickly and effortlessly. 8 velocity-sensitive backlit pads featured to the left of the keybed contribute to the V49s intuitive layout. The location of the assignable pads allows for ease of access when producing beats in the studio or in a live performance for launching samples. An additional sustain pedal input allows for crucial expression when playing the full-sized keys not only adding to the characteristics of a standard acoustic piano but also giving you an additional expressive outlet.