Korg MicroKEY 25 Mini USB Controller Keyboard with 25 Keys
The Korg microKEY 25 is a compact USB MIDI keyboard that's ideal for the musician who wants to assemble a convenient and compact music production system. The microKEY 25 features the acclaimed velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keyboard found on instruments such as the microKORG XL and microARRANGER and it's highly portable size makes it ideal for mobile use.
- Lightweight, compact and highly portable USB MIDI keyboard
- Velocity-sensitive natural-touch 25 key mini-keyboard with excellent playing feel
- Octave Shift and Key Transpose features access the full MIDI note range
- Versatile controls include arpeggiator buttons, sustain/tap button, and joystick
- Plug and play Mac or Windows connectivity, no need to install a driver
- A generous assortment of licenses and discount coupons for popular software titles is included
- Can be connected directly to an iPad using the Apple Camera Connection Kit)
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Natural Touch Mini Keyboard
Slim, lightweight, USB bus powered and compatible with all computer-based music software, the microKEY 25 is a great way to create your production setup. The microKEY 25 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 have been adjusted for optimal playability, easy chording and rapid phrase work and careful attention has been paid to the touch and playing feel. The 'waterfall-type' keyboard makes it easy to play glissandos and will accurately convey the dynamics of your performance to your software.
The microKEY 25 features Octave Shift buttons. Using the UP/DOWN buttons allow you to shift the octave the appropriate number of steps for this model so that, when used in conjunction with the Key Transpose function, the full range of notes in the MIDI specification can be covered. The microKEY 25 model features an arpeggiator button, a sustain/tap button and a joystick to which you can assign pitch bend, modulation, or any other control change, giving you plenty of control and rich expressive potential in spite of its compact size.
No Driver Installation Needed
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 25 to your computer and it's ready for use.
You can connect the microKEY 25 to your iPad and use it to control apps such as the Korg iMS-20 via MIDI. You will need Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit and a USB cable and you're ready to go!
KORG KONTROL Editor
Using the KORG KONTROL Editor software (provided), you'll be able to customise the microKEY 25 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 joystick, as well as specify their maximum and minimum values.
Play Today Software Bundle
The microKEY 25 ships with the following software licenses and discount coupons so you can start making music right away.
M1 Le (License)
Included is a license* for 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.)
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 25.
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.
Lounge Lizard Session (License)
Included is a license for Lounge Lizard Session, the physical modelling sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, famed for its richly expressive electric piano sounds.
Ultra Analog Session (License)
Included is a license for Ultra Analog Session, the analogue modelling synthesizer from Applied Acoustics Systems, acclaimed for its fat, powerful sounds.
Strum Acoustic Session (License) - NEW
Included is a license for Applied Acoustics Systems' Strum Acoustic Session, the physical modelling software synthesizer that lets you play acoustic guitar parts with the expressive power of an acoustic instrument.
Microkey System Requirements
• Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with Intel or PowerPC supported
• Supported OS:Mac OS X10.4 or later
• Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)
• Supported OS: Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Windows Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit) or Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)
*Keyboard operation is not guaranteed with all computers that satisfy these system requirements.