Does this work with Snow Leopard?

M-Audio Keystudio 49 USB MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystudio 49 USB MIDI Controller

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  • Best Answer:

    I can confirm that yes it works with Snow Leopard, I'm running OS X 10.6.2 on a Macbook Pro (early 2008).

    Prior to plugging the keyboard in I installed the KeyStudio 49i v1.8.0 drivers from the M-Audio site. I don't know if this is necessary.

  • Purchased the Keystudio as a Xmas present - plugged it into my Macbook running latest Snow Leopard and ran like a dream. Excellent value product.

  • This M-Audio KeyStudio 49 keyboard works with my 13" Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard 10.6.2. I just plugged it in for the first time and GarageBand detected it right off in just a few seconds after plugging it in to my USB hub that I have connected to my MPB - just like a Mac is suppose to work with true plug and play functionality without installing any extra drivers, reboots, etc.

    In fact, I was really impressed with how easy it was to hook up and start using especially since I'd read other reviewer comments before I ordered my keyboard that suggested it wouldn't work with Snow Leopard. I just figured that since several reviews said it works with Leopard 10.5 and I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6 in 32bit mode, which is basically uses the same drivers as Leopard 10.5, that the keyboard probably would work with my MBP and so it did... enough said.

  • I had the same experience as MT: plugged it into my MBP running Snowcat and it just worked.

  • As of November 27, 2009, according to the M-Audio website, the KeyStudio 49 does not work with Snow Leopard, although a later product that seems to have replaced the KeyStudio 49, the KeyStudio 49i, does.