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Thursday, January 23, 2014

iRig Keys Pro

iRig Keys Pro
iRig Keys ProiRig KEYS PRO gives you the best of both worlds: it’s a super-compact, bus-powered, “plug and play” MIDI controller that you can use anytime and anywhere. Yet it offers full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, allowing for a realistic playing feel. It has loads of pro performance features, and comes with cables and software for iOS devices Lightning and 30-pin and for Macs or PCs.  

iRig KEYS PRO is equally useful as a portable MIDI keyboard or studio controller, and a perfect solution if you want a single keyboard to use in both situations. Connect it to your Mac or PC for use with your DAW and computer-based software instruments, and easily carry it around with you to use whenever and wherever you want with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

An ultra compact controller with full-size keys and pro features.  For maximum playing comfort and versatility, iRig KEYS PRO includes modulation and pitch-bend wheels. It’s also equipped with an expansion jack, allowing you to connect a sustain pedal for an even more realistic piano playing experience, or an expression pedal for controlling continuous parameters like volume, tremolo, vibrato, rotary speaker speed and more (pedals not included).

iRig KEYS PRO features an easy-to-use control panel that gives you 5 backlit soft-touch buttons and one Volume/Data knob. You will find Program and Octave up/down buttons plus a Set button that allows you to store up to 4 different setups for the complete iRig KEYS PRO configuration. An Edit mode is also available to transpose the keyboard, send specific program change messages, customize touch sensitivity, change MIDI channel, reassign Vol/Data knob MIDI control change and access to other useful MIDI functions in a flash.

All these parameters can be stored in Sets using the Set button and recalled in a snap, to allow for quick sound switching and easy control of various instruments or apps on the fly.

Looking for a lower cost option?  Consider the i2 GarageKey 37, which is similar, but closer to $100 than the $150 for the iRig Pro Keys.

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