2010 NAMM Show: Behringer introduced the 25-/49-/61-Key UMX line of USB/MIDI Controller Keyboards. They feature a USB/Audio Interface, 100 Software Instruments, 50 VST Effects and energyXT2.5 Compact BEHRINGER Edition Software.
M-Audio has announced a redesigned Oxygen series of USB MIDI keyboard controllers. Available in 25-, 49- and 61-key models, the Oxygen keyboards feature full-size velocity-sensitive keys along with sliders, knobs and buttons for tweaking and performing with software instruments. With DirectLink, these same controls instantly map to a DAW’s mixer, pan, and transport functions, providing… Read More M-Audio Oxygen USB MIDI Keyboard Controllers Updated
Studiologic is shipping its new Numa Nero keyboard controller, handmade in Italy and featuring Fatar’s 88-note Grand Touch progressively-graded grand hammer-action key bed. According to Studiologic, the Numa Nero features “the most inspiring grand piano action ever offered in a digital controller.”
2009 Summer NAMM Show: Akai has announced the MPK61, the fourth model in the company’s line of keyboard/MPC performance controllers.
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2009 NAMM Show update: CME released firmware version 2.0 for their VX and UF line of MIDI controllers. Version 2.0 firmware adds a Pro Tools mode to the U-CTRL function, improved MIDI routing and optimized keyboard sensitivity. Users can download V2.0 firmware from CME website free of charge.
2009 NAMM Show: Akai has announced the MPK 25, the latest addition to its MPK series of keyboard controllers with MPC pads. Features: 25-key, semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch 12 MPC pads Q-Link controls MPC technology Arpeggiator with six different modes USB class compliant which means it does not require custom drivers to work with Mac… Read More Akai MPK 25
M-Audio may not get that Internet thing – but they have some sweet gear. They’ve also just released new drivers for the KeyStudio 49i keyboard and the MobilePre USB audio interface. KeyStudio 49i Driver version 1.7.2-4 offers several bug fixes and performance enhancements, as well as support for Mac OS X 10.5.4. The update is… Read More New Drivers for KeyStudio 49i and MobilePre USB
ThinkGeek has a cool customizable keyboard that looks like it would be great for rigging up a personalized music controller. The Ergodex DX1 Input System was built with gamers in mind – it looks like it could be great music, too. I’d be interested in trying this out, but there’s no mention of Mac support.… Read More Cool Customizable Keyboard Controller
At the Winter NAMM Show, the MIDI keyboard controllers introduced were uniformly more powerful and more affordable than ever. Edirol introduced the PCR-300/-500/-800 line, which all offer more controls than previous models, including an array of sliders and even a DJ-style crossfader.