Korg microKEY USB Controller
Product Description for the Korg microKEY USB Controller
The perfect choice for controlling your computer music software – in production or in performance
The microKEY is slim, lightweight, USB powered and compatible with all of your computer music software; use it to create your own compact and customized command center.
Natural Touch mini keyboard
The microKEY features 37 velocity-sensing mini keys, using the same Natural Touch keybed found on the Korg microKORG XL and microSTATION. This keybed has been designed with careful attention to the touch and feel. The proportions of the black keys and white "waterfall" keys have been adjusted for optimal playability, and the key touch makes it easy to play chords, glissandos, and rapid-fire phrases. The microKEY accurately conveys the dynamics of your performance to any software plug in.
Extended Range and Expression
The Octave Shift buttons extend the range of the microKEY by four octaves in either direction – up or down. The Key Transpose allows you to play in any key instantly. Used together, these two features provide access to the entire MIDI note range. For adding tasty expression to your performance, the microKEY is also equipped with both a Pitch Bend wheel and a Modulation wheel.
Your new microKEY serves double-duty as a USB hub. The two USB ports (Type A) allow you to expand your custom control center by adding on a Korg nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL – or any other USB device!
Free Editing Software
Download the free "KORG KONTROL Editor" and customize the microKEY for your production or performance system. Using the editor software, you can set the keyboard to respond to one of eight distinct velocity curves, or set a fixed velocity value. In addition, the range of the modulation wheel can be customized by setting minimum and maximum control change values.
*KORG KONTROL Editor can be downloaded from the Support section of the Korg website.
- USB MIDI keyboard – thin, lightweight, and USB-powered
- 37 velocity-sensitive mini keys
- Comfortable and easy-to-play Natural Touch keyboard
- Octave Shift and Key Transpose features access the full MIDI note range
- Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels add expression to your performance
- Dual USB ports are ideal for adding Korg's nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL
(or other USB devices) to your setup
- 37 mini keys; Natural Touch, Velocity-sensing keybed
- Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel; Octave Up, Octave Down buttons
- USB: Type A (x 2); Type B (x1)
- USB bus power
- < 500mA
Dimensions (W x D x H):
- 22.24 x 5.47 x 2.13 in.
565 x 139 x 54 mm
- USB cable
Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with Intel or PowerPC supported
Supported OS:Mac OS X10.4 or later
Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)
Supported OS: Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Windows Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit) or Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)
*Keyboard operation is not guaranteed with all computers that satisfy these system requirements.
M1 Le Software Synthesizer Specifications
Maximum Polyphony: 32 notes (depending on the CPU of host computer)
Number of Parts: 8
Number of Presets: 200 presets (100 Programs, 100 Combinations), a user bank (50 Programs, 50 Combinations)
144 PCM waveforms (100 multi-sounds, 44 drum-sounds)
33 effect types
Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in instrument
Real-time MIDI control and automation supported
Supported Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz – 192 kHz
Number of instances available as plug-in: 1
Maximum four outputs
* M1 Le software synthesizer has no data compatibility with M1 software synthesizer.
- System Requirements
CPU: PowerPC G4/500 MHz or faster, G4/800 MHz or faster recommended, or Intel CPU
Memory: 256 MB or larger
Display: 1,024 x 768 – 32,000 colors or higher
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Audio Interface (*1)
Stand-alone: Core Audio compatible audio interface (Mac’s on-board sound output port can be used)
Plug-in: Depends on system requirements of host application program (*2)
CPU: Intel Pentium III/1 GHz or faster, Pentium 4 or faster recommended
Memory: 256 MB or larger
Display: 1,024 x 768 – 16 bit colors or higher
Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit) or later, Windows 7 (32-bit)
Audio Interface (*1)
Stand-alone: ASIO, DirectSound/MME compatible audio interface
Plug-in: Depends on system requirements of host application program
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||22.24 x 5.47 x 2.13|