Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced their latest USB MIDI Keyboard, the $99 K-Board. It’s sort of a mass-market ‘younger sibling’ to their uber-flexible QuNexus controller.
Here’s what they have to say about the K-Board:
The younger sibling to the award winning QuNexus, K-Board is the easiest way to make music with a computer or tablet. And our first controller priced under $100.
K-Board is an unbreakable, ultraportable USB MIDI Keyboard that works out of the box with any music app or software.
While it looks very similar to the $150 QuNexus, the new K-Board loses some of the earlier controller’s connectivity options, including the Mini-USB Expander Port, Expression pedal input and CV output.
Here’s a summary of the QuNexus vs the K-Board:
- Both devices have the same form factor, and practically unbreakable and vey portable. Both devices are USB powered, and work out of the box with any MIDI software, on a computer or tablet. Both devices contain touch-sensitive Smart Fabric sensors under every key, to allow expression when you play.
- The K-Board is optimized to have great features for USB MIDI control, but cost under $100.
- The QuNexus includes more connectivity for people with a lot of gear. That includes DIN MIDI* and CV connectivity (for hardware synthesizers), and some advanced features related to the QuNexus Controller Layer.
A detailed comparison chart is available at the KMI site.
The K-Board is available now for US $99 at Guitar Center. See the KMI site for more info.