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[Musikmesse] New Korg microKEY Models

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Korg microKEY 25

25-Key MIDI Keyboard from Korg belonging to the micro series.

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Korg expands its microKEY USB Powered Keyboard and MIDI Controller family.

The microKEY-37 is now joined by the microKEY-25 and the five-octave microKEY-61 for the studio musician. As an added bonus, the microKEY-61 comes with the Legacy Collection Suite.

 

The microKEY 37- and 61-key models both serve double-duty as a USB hub. Two USB ports (Type A) allow users to expand their control center by adding on a Korg nanoPAD2, nanoKONTROL2 or any other USB device. The Mac and PC-compatible microKEYs also run on USB power, making them suited for on-the-go laptop musicians. For iPad musicians, the microKEY-25 can be used to control apps such as the Korg iMS-20 via MIDI (see korg.com for details). 

 

All microKEY models feature velocity-sensing mini keys, using the same Natural Touch keybed found on the Korg microKORG XL and microSTATION. Octave Shift buttons, when used in conjunction with the Key Transpose function, enable a range of notes in the MIDI specification to be covered. For added expression during a performance, the 37- and 61-key models feature a pitch bend wheel and modulation wheel. The 25-key model features a built-in arpeggiator, a sustain/tap button, and an assignable joystick for pitch bend, modulation.

 

Free "Korg KONTROL Editor" software enables users to customize microKEY for their production or performance system. Eight velocity curves plus fixed velocity (nine total types) are provided, as well as options for specifying the control change number of the modulation wheel or joystick and the maximum and minimum values.

 

In addition to the Korg Legacy Collection software included with the microKEY-61, all microKEY models ship with the following software licenses and discount coupons:

 

1. A license to download "M1 Le," a limited edition of Korg's M1 software synthesizer that brings the sounds of the M1 Music Workstation to computer musicians. Users may also upgrade to the full "M1 software synthesizer," "Wavestation v1.6 software synthesizer," or "MDE-X v1.2 multi-effect plug-in" bundles (included with 25- and 37-key models only).

 

2. A license to download Toontrack's software drum sound module "EZdrummer Lite," giving users access to various drum sounds. Visit www.toontrack.com for details.

 

3. A discount coupon for Ableton's "Live," "Live Suite," or "Live LE" DAW software. For details on this software, refer to www.ableton.com or www.h-resolution.com.

 

4. A license for "Lounge Lizard Session," the physical modeling sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems. For details on this software, visit www.minet.jp/aas/lounge-lizard-session.

 

5. A license for "Ultra Analog Session," the analog modeling synthesizer from Applied Acoustics Systems. For details on this software, refer to www.minet.jp/aas/ultra-analog-session.

 

Pricing & Availability:

Korg microKEY keyboard and MIDI controllers will be available as follows:

Model

Availability

Pricing Info

  • microKEY-25

In stores Summer 2012

U.S. street price $69.99

In stores now

U.S. street price $79.99

  • microKEY-61

In stores Summer 2012

U.S. street price $179.99


For more information, visit www.korg.com.

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