M-Audio releases the Keystation 88 Mk3 USB-MIDI controller with velocity-sensitive 88 keys, MIDI out, and all packed in a lightweight design.
In the last few days, there were quite a few new synthesizers. Today there is something new for DAW producers. M-Audio has today updated its Keystation 88 USB/MIDI controller to version Mk3.
It’s the latest addition to the best-selling Keystation family that brings 88 velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities and enhance the player’s recording workflow, all in a lightweight, gig-ready package.
The new Keystation 88 MK3 features octave range buttons, pitch-bend & mod controls, and a volume control. With this you can play, perform, and record with music software without requiring a mouse or trackpad. It also comes with transport controls and a ¼-inch (6.3mm) sustain pedal input to use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.
It adds 5-pin MIDI outputs and semi-weighted keys as a step-up from the Keystation Mini 32 MK3 and Keystation 49 MK3
Compact, lightweight and durable, the Keystation Series is perfect for the musician who wants to take command of their music software during live performances, or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio.
The keyboard is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. It’s not only compatible with PC & Mac but also supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices. On top, it comes with a wide range of recording/production/performance software, virtual instruments, and online performance/skill-building lessons
- 88 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with natural feel.
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling software.
- 5-pin MIDI out for connecting to your favorite analog synth.
- Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of your software.
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances.
- Advanced function assigns hardware controls to any DAW or plugin parameter.
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly.
- Plug-and-play connection to your Mac or PC—no drivers or power supply required.
- Compatible with iOS devices via Apple USB to Camera Adapter (sold separately).
- Octave up and down buttons; Sustain pedal input; Expression pedal input.
- Includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats performance/recording software/DAWs.
- Includes a complete software production package.
M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3 is available now at an MSRP of £174.99 GBP.
More information here: M-Audio
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