M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 MIDI Keyboard

Updated Oct 12, 2018 |  by Hollagully

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M-Audio Keystation Pro 88

  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling recording software
  • MIDI Output
  • Transport and directional buttons to operate your DAW from the keyboard
  • Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive performances
  • USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC
  • Lightweight design
  • iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Class compliant

For a very simple yet effective MIDI keyboard controller that would interest the jazz player as much as the electronic artist we recommend the M-Audio Keystation 88. Perfect for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments in any major DAW, the Keystation 88 features 88 full-sized velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys and multiple controls that allow for a highly expressive playing and a streamlined workflow.

Use the pitch bend and modulation wheels, and octave range buttons and play into your DAW without needing to touch a mouse or computer keyboard. The rear features a 1/4” input that lets you connect Sustain and Expression pedal inputs for authentic piano sustain.

Connect the M-Audio Keystation Pro 88 via USB-MIDI to any Mac, PC, or iOS device (using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit for iOS) and experience it’s versatility in on the road or around the studio. There is an additional DC power adapter input to receive power from the wall instead of taxing your computers resources.

The M-Audio Keystation 88 is lightweight, portable and great for on the road or for the project studio. It may be light in features, but its function is not to serve as an all-in-one studio multitool but more of a practical MIDI keyboard piano fit for composers and pianists.

Software Included

  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Xpand!2
  • SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble

Compatibilities:

Macintosh: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or later; 2 GB RAM
PC: PC with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM

Further Reading:

To help you out on your quest to find a great MIDI keyboard controller for your home studio, we’ve included links below to detailed reviews of a few models that make a good runner up to the M-Audio Keystation Pro.

We’ve put together The Ultimate Guide to MIDI Keyboard Controllers that will teach you all the features, functions and freedoms offered by these incredible instrument. By the end of it you’ll be equipped with enough knowledge to make an informed decision of what kind of keyboard controller will suit your studio to get your ideas flowing faster than ever.

Alternatives:

Novation LaunchkeyKorg Triton taktileAlesis V49, M-Audio Oxygen 49

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