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The microKEY is slim, lightweight, USB powered and compatible with all of your computer music software; use it to create your own compact and customized command center.
Natural Touch mini keyboard
The microKEY features 37 velocity-sensing mini keys, using the same Natural Touch keybed found on the Korg microKORG XL and microSTATION. This keybed has been designed with careful attention to the touch and feel. The proportions of the black keys and white "waterfall" keys have been adjusted for optimal playability, and the key touch makes it easy to play chords, glissandos, and rapid-fire phrases. The microKEY accurately conveys the dynamics of your performance to any software plug in.
Extended Range and Expression
The Octave Shift buttons extend the range of the microKEY by four octaves in either direction “ up or down. The Key Transpose allows you to play in any key instantly. Used together, these two features provide access to the entire MIDI note range. For adding tasty expression to your performance, the microKEY is also equipped with both a Pitch Bend wheel and a Modulation wheel.
Your new microKEY serves double-duty as a USB hub. The two USB ports (Type A) allow you to expand your custom control center by adding on a Korg nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL “ or any other USB device!
Free Editing Software
Download the free "KORG KONTROL Editor" and customize the microKEY for your production or performance system. Using the editor software, you can set the keyboard to respond to one of eight distinct velocity curves, or set a fixed velocity value. In addition, the range of the modulation wheel can be customized by setting minimum and maximum control change values.KORG KONTROL Editor can be downloaded from the Support section of the Korg website.
Play Today with microKEY's Software License Bundle
The microKEY ships with the following software licenses and discount coupons so you can start making music right away.
1. M1 Le (license)
Included is a license for the "M1 Le", a limited edition of the M1 software synthesizer (included in the Korg Legacy Collection “ Digital Edition) that brings to your computer the sounds of the ground-breaking M1 music workstation. (This software can be downloaded for use.)
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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I needed a midi keyboard that I could place in front of my laptop and still have room for a mouse pad next to it on a small DAW work station. I needed a keyboard that would give me access to the full range of notes of a full size piano and keys that allowed some measure of expression. I wasn't planning on laying down any drum tracks so didn't see the need for a keyboard that included touch pads. Sure enough, I couldn't find a drum loop on my software that worked for a particular project and had to produce one from scratch. The keyboard did the job just fine. What blew me away was the almost infinite variety tones and effects that this little jewel can trigger in your software. It has opened a new world of musical possibilities to me. The quality of the keyboard itself seems very good. Set-up was easy and the inclusion of two additional USB ports on the side of the unit was inspired. My laptop has only two USB ports: one for my mouse, and one already being used for my audio interface. Without the additional ports on the keyboard I would have had to keep switching inputs. Both the audio interface and keyboard manufacturers recommend plugging their products directly into the computer's ports rather than through a USB hub. I was able to do that and then plug the mouse into the keyboard. Great addition to a modest studio.
I got this keyboard to play around and I am amazed how sturdy it is and the keys are so pressure sensitive. I have been using analog synthesizer software and this thing totally delivers with instant octave shifting and mod/pitch wheels. Korg really makes a wonderful product and I recommend this keyboard for anyone who wants to play around or be on the go. Thanks Guitar Center for supplying a wonderful piece of musical equipment at a great price!