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M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII

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Step into computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 88 keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 88 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. It features 88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playa...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

Step into computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 88 keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 88 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. It features 88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow. Use the octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 88 also includes a 1/4" (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.

Pure Player Experience
Lightweight and durable, Keystation 88 is perfect for traveling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 88 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 88 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble
Bundled with Keystation 88 is a premium virtual instrument from SONiVOX. SONiVOX's Eighty-Eight Ensemble is a world-class piano instrument that authentically captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano. Meticulously recorded and expertly sampled, Eighty-Eight Ensemble provides every producer and performer the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with the breathtaking realism of a world-class grand piano. Use the combination patches to layer strings, synth pads, and choral pads with the high-fidelity piano samples and create evolving, lush soundscapes and textures.

Ableton Live Lite
Also included with Keystation 88 is Ableton Live Lite - one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.

Features

  • 88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys with natural piano feel
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and more
  • Transport and directional buttons let you operate your DAW from the keyboard
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive performances
  • USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC
  • Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
  • Includes SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble virtual piano instrument
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M-AudioKeystation 88 MKII
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (2)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Good quality (8)

Cons

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I needed.

By Copydo

from Lawrenceville, GA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

      Wanted a full keyboard and chose the M-Audio 88. Have been happy with their products. I mainly play guitar/bass and use this keyboard to trigger additional instruments using VST's on my recordings. For what I use it for, it fills my needs extremely well.

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice yo produce música but not yo play piano

      By Jaleso16

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

        It doesnt feel like a piano, you have yo really have yo press the keys to make a good sound. It is an excellent option if you want to produce your own música. But if you want to practice piano i wouldnt recommend it.

        (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product, never dissapointed with this one.

        By Matías V

        from Miami

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

          I use it to produce music, very good way to start writing my new ideas.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent controller!!!

          By Bill

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

          For the affordable price this keyboard is amazing! Note, this board is for doing DAW recording studio work, NOT for gigs. The keys have a nice feel, and it was simple plug n play with my Windows 10, no drivers needed. Cubase recognized it instantly and I was busy recording tracks immediately! Note, this board has no speaker since it is meant to usb into your computer or an external speaker. Yes I recommend this controller!

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent

          By MusicMan

          from Auburn, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

              I was pleasantly surprised by the solid build of this keyboard. The action is great. It's Plug 'n Play with the Mac. I like it very much.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent basic controller

              By Marcelo Caramuta

              from Orlando, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts

                Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                Purchased this controller for a show where I needed a third keyboard controller. I am very pleased with the results. I did not expect a weighted action keyboard, but I was pleased with the action as it mimics the action of far more expensive synths. That surprised me in a very positive way.. It is remarkably easy to use as a MIDI controller, is light in weight and feels well built. It is a basic controller without all the knobs, etc, but I use velocity to control the parameters I want to modify live....and that's the one downfall...and why I give it 4 instead of 5 stars. The Keystation 88 does not have an adjustable velocity curve. Yes you can adjust velocity on the aynths you control, but I sometimes control many synths at one time and want to be able to adjust the velocity-sensitivity of the keyboard. Wish it had this, but even without this feature it is an excellent product for the price and I plan to use it more often.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                You guys Rock!

                By Sheldon

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                Couldn't be happier!

                (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would purchase this item again if something happen to this

                By Damas

                from Miami

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Functional
                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                    I use this product for production.

                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    i would buy this item again...

                    By dudley

                    from florahome, florida

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Functional
                    • Good Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                        Using in studio.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        MUY BIEN.

                        By jesus

                        from undisclosed

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                        Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                        ES BUEN TECLADO LO COMPRE POR MUY BAJO PRECIO Y FUNCIONA PERFECTO. ES DE MUY BUENA CALIDAD.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Just what he needed

                        By Steph

                        from Florida

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII:

                            Bought this as a Christmas present for my boyfriend and he absolutely loves it! It was just what he needed!

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