The KONTROL49 offers all the tools a computer musician needs for performance, recording and sound design. Its velocity-sensitive keys offer the same quality touch as Korg?s professional workstations and synthesizers. An abundant 40 assignable performance elements include traditional Pitch and Mod wheels, a Vector Joystick for simultaneous control of two separate parameters, plus a pair of assignable switches. Eight pairs of assignable sliders and rotary encoders feature individual color-coded backlit LCD displays that show each controller?s user-defined function name and parameter value. The main encoder adjacent to the master display can be used to send bank and tempo information. A unique native mode allows external software to set assignments and write custom text to all the displays, enabling the KONTROL49 to be fully integrated with the application. This mode is currently supported by the Korg Legacy Collection and Version 3.0 of Propellerhead?s Reason software.