Acorn Instruments Masterkey 25 USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
The Acorn Instruments Masterkey 25 is a compact, portable USB MIDI controller keyboard, ideal for small studios or producers on the move. The Masterkey 25 features 25 velocity sensitive keys, 4 assignable knobs and a fader, pitch and modulation wheels, a 3-digit LED screen and octave shift buttons. The Masterkey 25 is extremely simple to set up - just plug it into your computer and off you go and it even comes with PreSonus Studio One Artist software so you can get up and running straight away!
- 25 note, velocity sensitive, synth-style keyboard
- Assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 1 assignable fader and 4 assignable knobs for real time control
- 3-character red LED segment display
- 1 sustain foot switch input jack, type-sensing (foot switch not included)
- Quick-toggle between real-time functions Octave, Transpose, Program Change and MIDI Channel
- USB class-compliant. No driver needed. Includes PreSonus Studio One Artist
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Get a Grip
The pitch bend/modulation wheels and the fader cap have a rubberised coating that provides additional grip, minimising the chance of performers losing their grip. They look great and feel great on the fingertips too.
By default, two buttons below the LED display operate as octave shift buttons -/+ extending the range of the keyboard 4 octaves up and 3 octaves down. The buttons can in addition be assigned to control Transpose, Program Change or MIDI Channel providing a total of 4 options. Press the two buttons at the same time, then scroll through the options using the - or + button until you have found the one you want.
Masterkey 25 is easy to connect. One USB cable handles data transfer to your computer and also provides the power. It's also USB class compliant, so driver installation is not needed. All you have to do is switch the power button to On! An input jack is also available for an optional sustain pedal. Masterkey 25 automatically detects the polarity of the footswitch you connect, so any standard pedal can be used.
Assigning Controllers and Edit
Masterkey 25 would not be a controller keyboard without its real-time controls and the ability to assign MIDI CC's to each of them. Thanks to the LED display it's easy too. Once in Edit mode, pressing the black keys will show the various menu options. No need to refer to the manual or a keyboard chart, it's all there in the display. Select the key for assigning MIDI CC's and type in the number. It's that easy.
PreSonus Studio One Artist
Studio One Artist is a powerful recording and production platform that lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs.
Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files, effects, and VIs by drag-and-drop. Need an instrument, effects plug-in, or drum loop? Just drag what you need from the content Browser, drop it into the arrangement, and everything is taken care of.
At mixdown, process your tracks using more than 20 high-quality Native Effects - Studio One's cutting-edge mix engine delivers stunning results. Studio One makes it easy!
No other entry-level DAW is this easy to use, yet offers unlimited tracks and plug-in instantiations, extensive use of drag-and-drop, and in-depth editing features. Best of all, Studio One Artist is included with your Masterkey 25 USB keyboard!
Masterkey 25 Specifications
Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Dimensions: 18.5 x 7.5 x 2.25 inches
Box includes: Masterkey 25 controller keyboard, 6ft USB cable, Manual/User Guide, DVD containing Presonus Studio One Artist and content material
Masterkey 25 System Requirements
Mac (Minimum Requirements): PowerPC G4 1.25 GHz or Intel Core Solo, 1.5 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM
Mac (Recommended Requirements): PowerPC G5 or better or Intel Core Duo or Intel Xeon processor or better, 2 GB or more RAM
Windows OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Windows (Minimum Requirements): ntel Pentium 4 1.6 GHz processor or AMD Athlon 64 (Turion), 1 GB RAM
Windows (Recommended Requirements): Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz EM64T or better or AMD Athlon 64 3000+ or better, 2 GB or more RAM, Low latency audio sound card
General Requirements: Internet connection, DVD-ROM drive, Monitor resolution no lower than 1024x768 pixels.