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Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard

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Product Highlights
  • 37 Velocity-Sensitive Keys (Mini)
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels
  • Octave Shift Buttons
  • Dual USB Ports
  • Includes 3 Virtual Instruments
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The microKEY from Korg is slim, lightweight, 37 key USB powered controller, compatible with virtually all computer music software. The 37 velocity-sensing mini keys use a "Natural Touch" key-bed and have 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 Octave Shift buttons extend the range of the keyboard by 4 octaves in either direction. 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 expression to your performance, the microKEY is equipped with both a Pitch Bend and a Modulation wheel. Two USB ports (Type A) allow you to expand your custom control center by adding any other USB device.

Free editing software is available for download, allowing you to further customize the microKEY for your production or performance system. Using the editor software, you can set the keyboard to respond to one of 8 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. The controller also includes (via download) 3 virtual instruments and a discount coupon for purchasing software from Ableton's Live series.

Controller

Thin and lightweight USB MIDI keyboard
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
Bend and Modulation wheels add expression to your performance
Dual USB ports are ideal for adding other USB devices to your setup

M1 Le Software

Limited edition of the M1 software synthesizer (included in the Korg Legacy Collection - Digital Edition) that brings to your computer the sounds of the ground-breaking M1 music workstation
8-part, 32 voice polyphony (hardware dependent)
200 presets and a user bank of 50 programs and 50 combinations
144 PCM waveforms (100 multi-sounds, 44 drum sounds) and 33 effect types
Operates standalone, or as an Audio Units, RTAS, or VST plug-in instrument
Real-time MIDI control and automation supported along with 44.1kHz to 192kHz sampling rates
4 outputs maximum

Other Software

Includes license for Toontrack's software drum sound module "EzDrummer Lite", giving you numerous high-quality drum sounds (download)
Includes license for Lounge Lizard Session, the physical modeling sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, famed for its richly expressive electric piano sounds
Discount coupon for Ableton's Live, Live Suite, and Live LE DAW software, widely popular for its sophisticated functionality
Keyboard 37 mini keys with velocity-sensing keybed
Controllers 1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
2 x Octave Shift Button (up/down)
Connectors 2 x USB Type A
1 x USB Type B
Power Requirements USB bus power (<500mA consumption)
System Requirements Keyboard

Mac:
Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X with Intel or PowerPC supported
OS X10.4 or later

Windows:
Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)
Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Vista SP2 (32- and 64-bit), or Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)

M1 Le Software

Mac:
PowerPC G4/500MHz or faster, G4/800MHz or faster recommended, or Intel CPU
OS X 10.3.9 or later
256 MB RAM or more
For plug-in use host software that supports Audio Units, RTAS, or VST formats
Core Audio compatible audio interface for standalone operation (on-board sound output port can be used)
1024 x 768 display with 32k colors or higher

Windows:
Intel Pentium III/1GHz or faster, Pentium IV or faster recommended
Windows XP SP3 or later, Vista SP2 (32-bit) or later, Windows 7 (32-bit)
256 MB RAM or more
For plug-in use host software that supports RTAS or VST formats
ASIO, DirectSound/MME compatible audio interface for standalone operation
1024 x 768 display with 16-bit colors or higher

Dimensions (WxDxH) 22.2 x 5.5 x 2.1" (564 x 140 x 53mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1kg)
Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard
  • USB Cable
  • M1 Le Software Synthesizer License
  • EzDrummer Lite Software Drum Module License
  • Lounge Lizard Session Electric Piano Software Module License
  • Ableton "Live" Series Discount Coupon
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    KorgmicroKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard
     
    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Responsive / good action (10)
    • Portable (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Touch sensitive keys (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • MIDI (8)
      • Electronic music (7)
      • Learning (5)
      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Smart, small, solid!

      The perfect desktop keyboard. Fantastic action and response. Quality build, sleek design and acts as a 2-port USB hub. Effortless to setup and play. Included software bundle is generous and useable.

      The perfect desktop keyboard. Fantastic action and response. Quality build, sleek design and acts as a 2-port USB hub. Effortless to setup and play. Included software bundle is generous and useable.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      You will be missed, dear friend

      Over the past year I've ended up with three of these. The first one died, but given that I was taking it out and about it wasn't unexpected.

      Korg sent me a...Read complete review

      Over the past year I've ended up with three of these. The first one died, but given that I was taking it out and about it wasn't unexpected.

      Korg sent me a replacement (never asked for the broken one back) and were pleasant, though a bit slow to respond. The replacement had a couple of bad keys that only registered if slammed on. Contacted Korg again, they sent me another replacement (again did not ask for the faulty replacement they had just shipped out to me to be sent back). The third one I got worked fine. Eventually I fixed up the second one by taking the keyboard out of the first one that broke and swapping it in. So, for a little while I had two working keyboards. One died a couple months ago, the other earlier tonight a little past their one year warranty.

      These haven't left my desk since they were shipped to me so I'm not entirely sure what could have caused them to fail. The keyboards aren't detected by the operating system and the power LED doesn't light up anymore.

      While Korg not asking for the faulty ones to be mailed back was immensely convenient, it does make me wonder if they know these tend to die off pretty quick.

      While they did work though, they were very easy on the fingers and pretty responsive. Incredibly small footprint for 3 octaves in my opinion. If I hadn't gone through three of them in a little over a year I would easily give these little dudes 5 stars.

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      4.0

      Great if you need a mobile keyboard

      By martin

      from california

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

            pros:
            • 37 keys feel like decent quality
            • 2 chain usb ports
            • works with Ableton Live 9+

            cons:
            • 37 keys are small, tought to get used to
            • usb needs to be powered

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            3.0

            You will be missed, dear friend

            By Cannibal Curator

            from Bellevue, WA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action

            Cons

            • Fragile

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • Learning

            Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

            Over the past year I've ended up with three of these. The first one died, but given that I was taking it out and about it wasn't unexpected.

            Korg sent me a replacement (never asked for the broken one back) and were pleasant, though a bit slow to respond. The replacement had a couple of bad keys that only registered if slammed on. Contacted Korg again, they sent me another replacement (again did not ask for the faulty replacement they had just shipped out to me to be sent back). The third one I got worked fine. Eventually I fixed up the second one by taking the keyboard out of the first one that broke and swapping it in. So, for a little while I had two working keyboards. One died a couple months ago, the other earlier tonight a little past their one year warranty.

            These haven't left my desk since they were shipped to me so I'm not entirely sure what could have caused them to fail. The keyboards aren't detected by the operating system and the power LED doesn't light up anymore.

            While Korg not asking for the faulty ones to be mailed back was immensely convenient, it does make me wonder if they know these tend to die off pretty quick.

            While they did work though, they were very easy on the fingers and pretty responsive. Incredibly small footprint for 3 octaves in my opinion. If I hadn't gone through three of them in a little over a year I would easily give these little dudes 5 stars.

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            5.0

            Suitcase Controller

            By Tad the Pole

            from New Mexico

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • Can't Play With Your Toes
            • No Sustain

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • MIDI
            • Travel
            • Writing Tunes Anywhere

            Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

            Nice feel/velocity to the "micro" keys. The 3 octaves are plenty for songwriting. Fits in a suitcase when I'm on the lam. Gets along famously with Logic X and the Macbook pro. Great bargain to boot. Highly recommended as a controller/trigger and basic riffer.

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            4.0

            Small But Good

            By Digital Explorer

            from Towson, Maryland

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

            Use this for my compositions. The keys are smaller than a real piano, so if you're an actual piano player expecting to be able to play on this I wouldn't recommend it. But if you're just looking to compose and want an affordable, quality, compact product, this is definitely for you.

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            3.0

            BASIC

            By Silencekj

            from Nyc

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

            • No Sustain Pedal Input

            Best Uses

            • Electronic Music
            • Learning
            • MIDI

            Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

            Portability!!!! On that note, this keyboard is pretty good for basic MIDI control on the go, but I really miss using the sustain pedal (no input) but If your into sampling and triggering drums this keyboard will work great.

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            5.0

            Best Buy Best Price

            By Cass

            from São Paulo, Brazil

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Travel

              Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

              This product was one of the best things I ever bought. Easy to carry, I can work everywhere. Too bad I didn't know I needed an extra cable to make connection with my Mac Pro faster.

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              5.0

              Best MIDI Keyboard under $.

              By keninvic

              from Port Aransas, TX

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Portable
              • Responsive / Good Action

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • Travel

                Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                I bought this for its' portability. I also have an Impulse 61 that is too big for travel. The keys are better than all other midi keyboards in this price range. It is powered by USB from a computer or notebook but you will need a powered USB hub to use it with an iPad 4 (or any iPad).

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice little keyboard

                By mcflannagan

                from Montreal, Canada

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Learning
                  • MIDI

                  Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                  My desktop is full of stuff and my room is tiny. I could not use my 61 keys, so I had to order this little keyboard. It fits in my desktop and now I can compose. I'm not a keyboardist, but I like to see what notes and chords I'm playing, so from a composer's point of view and with a tiny workspace I guess it's just fine. It was plug and play with my mac. It comes with serial numbers for "Light" versions of instruments: AAS Electric Piano, Korg M1Le... What I don't like is that it doesn't have a plug for a sustain pedal.

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                  4.0

                  Awesome plain and simple!

                  By Alex r

                  from Los angeles, ca

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                  • No Speakers

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning
                  • MIDI
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                  This is great for the price, not too small and not too bulky perfect for on the go and its plug and play so no installing drivers!!

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                  5.0

                  Can't go wrong with Korg!

                  By Mystic1

                  from Carteret, NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Garageband compatible
                  • Portable
                  • Responsive / Good Action

                  Cons

                  • No optional power supply

                  Best Uses

                  • MIDI

                  Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                  I was looking for a keyboard to connect to my MiniMac that would be convenient enough to sit in front of the monitor so that I wouldn't have to go back and forth to my synth rig. The Korg Microkey fit the bill quite nicely, it feels like a quality studio piece and not like a cheesy toy. I like having the pitch and mod wheels too and setup was a breeze. I would recommend to anyone who needs a super lightweight and portable keyboard for their software.

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                  5.0

                  Smart, small, solid!

                  By Joe

                  from Lexington, SC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Responsive / Good Action
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Electronic Music
                    • MIDI
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                    The perfect desktop keyboard. Fantastic action and response. Quality build, sleek design and acts as a 2-port USB hub. Effortless to setup and play. Included software bundle is generous and useable.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Gets the job done

                    By HNC Entertainment

                    from Turks & Caicos Islands

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Portable
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronic Music
                      • MIDI

                      Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                      Useful little keyboard controller. perfect for those who only need to add a keyboard controller.

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                      4.0

                      How can you say no to a Korg?

                      By cheapskate korg user

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Casual hobbyist gear head

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
                      • Easy to Customize
                      • Easy to Navigate
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Not Very Powerful

                      Best Uses

                      • Educational Purposes

                      Comments about Korg microKEY - USB MIDI Keyboard:

                      TL;DR: For the price how can you say no?

                      +8 Cheap! Korg product, expandable, feature-rich software, pitch & modulation wheels, portable, MIDI, multi-platform: Apple's GarageBand, LMMS.

                      -4 DRM! M1Le sounds kinda choppy out of the box; lacks "would be nice" connectors: MIDI! TRS L/R, 3.5mm headphones.

                      That's four stars. Buy the thing. :D

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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