Korg MicroKey 61-Key Keyboard Controller
The microKEY is a compact USB MIDI keyboard that’s ideal for the musician who wants to assemble a convenient and compact music production system. All models feature the acclaimed velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keyboard found on instruments such as the microKORG XL+ and microARRANGER.
In addition to the existing 37-key model, the lineup has been expanded with the addition of a supremely portable 25-key model, and a five-octave 61-key model designed for performing keyboardists. In addition to the bundled software and discount coupons included with the 25 and 37-key models, the 61-key model comes complete with a license for the entire Korg Legacy Collection, giving access to soft synth versions of legendary and popular Korg synths and Music Workstations.
- USB MIDI keyboard – thin, lightweight, and USB-powered
- Velocity-sensitive natural-touch mini-keyboard w/ excellent playing feel
- Octave Shift and Key Transpose features access the full MIDI note range
- Plug and play conputer connectivity; no need to install a driver
- Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels add expression to your performance
- Dual USB ports; ideal for adding Korg's nanoPAD or other USB devices to your setup
- A generous assortment of licenses and discount coupons for popular software titles is included A license is included for the "Korg Legacy Collection Special Bundle," containing software versions of Korg's classic synthesizers
Slim, lightweight, USB bus 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. The 61-key model offers full five octaves, satisfying the performing musician while fitting in the same horizontal dimensions as a full-sized 49-key model.
Octave Shift buttons are provided on all models. Using the UP/DOWN buttons allow 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.
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. For the 37/61-key models, you just need to connect them via a USB hub that can supply power.
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 nanoPAD2 or nanoKONTROL2 – or any other USB device!
Using the KORG KONTROL Editor software (provided), you'll be able to customize 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.
In addition to the software lineup already bundled with the existing 37-key model, a synthesizer sound module and an acoustic guitar sound module have been added, and the 61-key model comes complete with a license for the Korg Legacy Collection of legendary Korg synthesizers in software form.
The microKEY ships with the following software licenses and discount coupons so you can start making music right away.