IK Multimedia has introduced two new iRig Keys controllers for mobile musicians: iRig Keys Pro and iRig Keys with Lightning Connector.
Both devices are compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
iRig Keys Pro, above, is a true ‘plug and play’ programmable MIDI controller, designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. iRig Keys Pro is 30% smaller than other full-size key MIDI controllers, but still offers mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable ‘sets’ for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob,
iRig KEYS PRO also has powerful programming features that are useful during live performance and in the studio. You can program iRig Keys Pro with different set-ups and store them in one of the 4 ‘Set’ banks. In Edit mode, you can set the MIDI transmit channel, velocity (touch) response, assign Control Change numbers to the Volume/Data knob, send custom Program Change messages, transpose the keyboard in semi-tones and more.
Here’s a demo video for the iRIg Keys Pro, featuring Jordan Rudess:
The iRig KEYS with Lightning connector, above, is IK’s new version of the iRig Keys portable mini keyboard. It now comes with a Lightning-connector cable for connecting iRig Keys to the new iPad, iPad mini and iPhone 5 series. It shares the same features of iRig Keys Pro, but with a more compact build, so it takes up minimal space on your desktop.
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