Korg micro KEY 61 Key USB MIDI Keyboard
Natural Touch Mini Keyboard:
Slim, lightweight, USB-powered, and compatible with all computer-based music software, the microKEY is a great way to create your production setup. The microKEY features the velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keyboard that was acclaimed on instruments such as the microKORG XL and the microARRANGER. The proportions of the black and white keys has been adjusted for optimal playability, easy chording, and rapid phrase work; careful attention has been paid to the touch and playing feel. The "waterfall-type" keyboard makes it easy to play glissandos. This keyboard will accurately convey the dynamics of your performance to your software.
Octave Shift buttons are provided on all models. Using the UP/DOWN buttons allows you to shift the octave the appropriate number of steps for each model so that, when used in conjunction with the Key Transpose function, the full range of notes in the MIDI specification can be covered. As for the array of controllers needed for boosting the expressive power of your performance, the 61 key model features a pitch bend wheel and modulation wheel.
No Driver Installation Needed:
The standard USB MIDI driver provided by Windows/Mac OS X is supported, so there's no need to install a driver. Simply use a USB cable to connect the microKEY to your computer, and it's ready for use.
You can connect the microKEY to your iPad and use it to control apps such as the Korg iMS-20 via MIDI (apps must support Core MIDI). For the 61 key model, you just need to connect it via a USB hub that can supply power.
The new microKEY serves double-duty as a USB hub. The two USB ports (Type A) allow you to expand your custom control centre by adding on a Korg nanoPAD2 or nanoKONTROL2 - or any other USB device!
KORG KONTROL Editor:
Using the KORG KONTROL Editor software (provided), you'll be able to customise the microKEY for your setup. You can choose from eight velocity curves plus fixed velocity (a total of nine types), and also specify the control change number of the modulation wheel or joystick, as well as specify their maximum and minimum values.
Play Today Software Bundle:
The microKEY ships with the following software licenses and discount coupons so you can start making music right away:
KORG Legacy Collection Special Bundle (License): Included is a license for the Korg Legacy Collection Special Bundle, which contains the following software titles: the MS-20 analog monophonic synthesizer, the Polysix polyphonic synthesizer, the all-embracing Mono/Poly analog synthesizer, the M1 which was the original music workstation, and the Wavestation digital synthesizer. Licenses for these five classic Korg instruments, reborn as software and accompanied by the MDE-X effect plug-in, are bundled with the microKEY-61 as a free download.
EzDrummer Lite (License): Included is a license for Toontrack's software drum sound module "EzDrummer Lite", giving you numerous high-quality drum sounds. (This software can be downloaded for use.) You'll be able to immediately start enjoying realistic drum sounds played from your microKEY.
Ableton "Live" series (discount coupon included): Included is a discount coupon for Ableton's "Live," "Live Suite," and "Live LE" DAW software, widely popular for its sophisticated functionality.
Lounge Lizard Session (License): Included is a license for "Lounge Lizard Session," the physical modeling sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, famed for its richly expressive electric piano sounds.
Ultra Analog Session (License): Included is a license for "Ultra Analog Session," the analog modeling synthesiser from Applied Acoustics Systems, acclaimed for its fat, powerful sounds.
Strum Acoustic Session (License): Included is a license for Applied Acoustics Systems' "Strum Acoustic Session," the physical modeling software synthesiser that lets you "play" acoustic guitar parts with the expressive power of an acoustic instrument.