M-Audio today released their new line of Keystation 61, 49 and Mini 32 MK3 USB/MIDI keyboard controllers.
The Keystation models are USB-powered, class-compliant, and support USB-MIDI connectivity. All three support iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter, enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
The 61 and 49 MK3 feature transport and directional controls and a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input to use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2. The Keystation 61 MK3 adds 5-pin MIDI output and semi-weighted keys as step-up features from the Mini 32 MK3 and 49 MK3.
The 61 and 49 MK3 add:
- Ableton Live Lite performance/production program
- Air Music Technology Mini Grand virtual pianos
- Air Music Technology Velvet virtual electronic pianos
- Skoove online interactive piano lessons
- Melodics instructional desktop app for MIDI keyboards
- 2GB of Touch Loops premium loops, one shots and sound elements
Pricing and Availability
The new controllers are available now, with retail prices of $169 for the 61 MK3, $99 for the 49 MK3 and $49 for the Mini 32 MK3.