M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3
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Simple Software Control
Start creating and performing music on your Mac or PC with the world’s best-selling 88 key keyboard controller: the Keystation 88 MK3. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for just the right controls or are just getting started with USB MIDI controllers, the Keystation 88 MK3 will meet your needs. It is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 88 MK3 features 88 natural feeling, full-size velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.
With Keystation 88 MK3, maximisng your creativity while minimising the complication is easy: Use the fully assignable octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; volume slider, and transport and directional controls to plays, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 88 MK3 also features a ¼-inch (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.
Immersive DAW Control
With Keystation 88 MK3, take the hassle out of computer-based production. Combining USB-power, class-compliancy and support for USB-MIDI connectivity, setup is a breeze granting producers and performers immediate access to the modern-world of music production. Thanks to easily-accessible play, stop and record controls and directional buttons, experience an unprecedented, enhanced recording workflow - play, perform and record with music software without the nuisance distraction of a mouse or trackpad. Plus, Keystation 88 MK3's support for iOS connectivity - with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) - enables full-featured performance with audio apps on iPads and other iOS devices.
Portable Performance Powerhouse
Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 88 MK3 is perfect for travelling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or for 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 MK3 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 88 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
Premium Virtual Instrument Suite
Your production demands nothing but the best! That why our third generation of Keystation controllers come loaded with pro-grade virtual instruments from leading developer AIR Music Tech. From the contemporary Xpand!2, to the sultry vintage e-piano sounds of Velvet, the vintage drum sounds of Boom, the unmistakeable tube driven sound of Vacuum, the classic organ sounds of the DB-33 and faithful piano tones of Mini Grand, you can be sure, whatever your performance demands, the Keystation 88 MK3 virtual instrument suite guarantees to meet all your expectations with immediate creative potential right-out-the-box!
Discovering the centre of your creativity shouldn’t be a chore! That’s why we include three industry leading platforms for you to choose from. Discover the world of Ableton Lite, the revolutionary music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Alternatively experience the production powerhouse that is Pro Tools | First | M-Audio Edition - A complete DAW based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day. Seeking the ultimate beat making music production app? MPC Beats is the answer! Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology.
Spark that initial idea or add the finishing touch to your latest masterpiece - whatever your production needs, Keystation 88’s MPC Expansion Packs won’t disappoint! From hard hitting kicks, to impactful stabs and snares that snap, everything the modern producer demands is here, arming you with cutting-edge content to realise your creative vision.
Hone Your Skills
M-Audio’s Keystation Series makes it simple to develop your skills at every level with lesson programs from Skoove and Melodics. With Skoove, learn how to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Skoove’s unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you improve faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player. Melodics fuses a userfriendly, intuitive and inspiring user interface, underpinned with unique adaptive learning, motivational mechanics and customised challenges, encouraging users to learn different techniques, concepts and genres. With each session, you’re building muscle memory, improving your technique and most importantly, mastering your controller. Melodics is free to download and upon registration of your Keystation 88 MK3, you’ll receive another 40 free lessons to get you started!
- 88 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with natural feel
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling software
- 5-pin MIDI out for connecting to your favourite analogue synth
- Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of your software
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
- Advanced function assigns hardware controls to any DAW or plugin parameter
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
- Plug-and-play connection to your Mac or PC - no drivers or power supply required
- Compatible with iOS devices via Apple USB to Camera Adapter (sold separately)
- Octave up and down buttons; Sustain pedal input; Expression pedal input
- Includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats performance/recording software/DAWs
- Includes a 3-month subscription to Skoove
- Includes 40 free lessons from Melodics
- Includes a complete software production package
- Virtual Instruments: Velvet, Mini Grand, Vacuum, Boom, DB-33. Xpand!2
- MPC Expansion packs: MPC Beats Producer Kits, F9 Instruments Beats Edition. Laniakea Sounds, MSX Audio, ADSR
- Power via USB or DC 9V, 500mA centre-positive power supply (sold separately)
- Dimensions 54.24" (w) x 8.52" (d) x 2.88" (h)
- Weight 6.24kg