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Be your own band and producer How do you play sounds with your iPad or computer? With a MIDI controller like the Samson Carbon 49. You'll just need to connect it to an iPad with Apple's Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB adapter (not included), or to your computer via USB. Then you can use apps like GarageBand to play virtual instruments - from a concert grand piano to an entire drum kit. The Samson 49 can be powered by your iPad or computer, so it's great for portable use. Take it to a friend's house to collaborate on a song, or anywhere you might not have access to a power outlet. PC and Mac software included The Carbon 49 works with most any iPad music creation app and comes with software to use with your computer. The software includes more than 1,000 studio-quality instruments, effects, drum loops, and other samples. Good headphones are a must MIDI keyboards don't have built-in speakers - you'll need to connect headphones to your iPad or computer to hear your keyboard-triggered sounds. We suggest the Audio-Technica ATH-M30x. They're some of the best headphones for the price that we've heard, and they're really comfortable. Samson Carbon 49 USB MIDI keyboard controller This portable controller features 49 velocity-sensitive keys. Theres a slot for holding your iPad, which connects with Apples Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB adapter (sold separately). Includes Native Instruments Komplete Elements software for your computer. #899CARB49 $99.99 Learn more at crutchfield.com/Carbon49 Audio-Technica ATH-M30x professional monitor headphones Hear your musical creations clearly with these over-the-ear headphones. They give prominence to midrange frequencies, making them great for keyboard sounds. An extra-long 118" cable and " plug adapter are included perfect for connecting to pro gear. #901M30X $69.99 Get more details at crutchfield.com/M30 We'll help you choose Our Virginia call centers are staffed with non-commissioned sales advisors trained to help you find the right gear. Call or chat for expert advice.

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