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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CME X-Key

CME X-KeyCME has designed the X-Key as a super slim, lightweight 25 key controller that offers complete control over your performance - with up to 128 steps of velocity sensitivity.

When you think of music, Xkey is there for you.
It is an elegant work of art. It’s also an instrument that follows you wherever you go. The black and white keys are supported by a cool silver color aluminum panel arching down at the front and a holder hidden at the rear bottom. These silky smooth keys intertwine with the aluminum grille.

The body of the Xkey is housed in a piece of molded aluminum. The thickness is only 3.6mm.  Yet, the key layout of Xkey follows the octave range of traditional pianos. The aluminum grille is used to clearly separate each key in order to ensure that the player can locate key positions while playing blindly on the keyboard. The structure of each individual key is designed in such a way that the entire key moves down at the same level when it is pressed at any part on the key.

Under each key there is a customized pressure sensor that connects to the intelligent circuit board which produces the fine detail of your performances while using very little power. It includes a 128-step full range of velocity intensity and corresponding polyphonic after-touch control, along with up to 16,000-step pitch-bend control, and real-time response speed manipulation.

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