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IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC

B&H # IKIPIRIGKEYI MFR # IP-IRIG-KEYS-IN
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Product Highlights
  • 37 Mini Keys
  • Velocity Sensitive
  • For iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
  • Mac/PC USB Class Compliant
  • Modulation and Pitch Bend Wheels
  • Soft Touch Backlit Function Buttons
  • Saves 4 Custom Setups
  • Powered from Devices
  • Includes Software Downloads
  • Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7

iRig KEYS from IK Multimedia is an ultra-slim and highly portable 37-key universal MIDI keyboard controller for use with an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or a Mac or Windows based computer. The keyboard features velocity-sensitive mini keys with a three octave-plus-one note range, and takes up minimal space on the desktop. Additionally, it will easily fit in a backpack or carry-on bag, and in use connects directly to the 30-pin dock of the iOS device, or the USB port of a computer.

iRig KEYS is plug-and-play Core MIDI and USB class compliant with both iOS devices and Mac/PC computers. It requires no additional apps, software or drivers to be installed to be up and running. The keyboard is an ultra-low power consumption unit and draws power from the connected iOS device, and it can also be powered via the USB port. The USB port powers it when connected to a computer. The iRig KEYS can be used for live performance or for songwriting using the included app and software downloads or with any other MIDI compatible instruments and recorders.

Despite its size the controller still features modulation and pitch-bending wheels, plus an input for an optional sustain or expression pedal. Further control is available via five backlit soft-touch buttons and a volume/data knob. The buttons include program and octave up/down, plus a SET button for storing up to four different custom set ups. An edit mode allows for transposing the keyboard, sending specific program change messages, customizing touch sensitivity, changing MIDI channel, and reassigning the volume/data knob MIDI control changes, along with access to other MIDI functions.

Thirty-seven velocity-sensitive mini keys (three octave range plus one note)
Modulation and pitch bend wheels
Assignable volume/data knob
Octave and program up/down soft-touch back-lit buttons
SET button to store and recall four different customized setups
Input for optional sustain or expression pedal
Core MIDI (iOS) and USB class compliant (Mac/PC) - plug and play
Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (4th and 3rd generation), iPad 3rd generation, iPad 2, and iPad
Powered from the iOS device or computer USB port
SampleTank FREE iOS app downloadable from the App store features a virtual sound module with a complete selection of acoustic, electric, and electronic instruments and patterns
SampleTank 2 L Mac/PC sample workstation downloadable from IK user area functions standalone, or as a plug-in for most popular DAWs, including GarageBand, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase, Live, Sonar and more, with 2 GB of samples in every instruments category
Keys 37, velocity sensitive
Controls 1 x Modulation wheel
1 x Pitch wheel
1 x Volume/Data wheel
1 x SET button
2 x Octave Transpose buttons
2 x Program Change buttons
Connections 1 x USB port
1 x iOS port
1 x 1/4" TRS pedal input (sustain or expression pedal optional)
Power Requirements From computer or iOS device
System Requirements iOS
iOS 4.3 or later
Mac
OS X 10.5 or later
PC
Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP1), or Windows 7
Dimensions (WxDxH) 19.8 x 4.7 x 1.6" (503 x 120 x 40 mm)
Weight 1.5 lb (660 g)
IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC
  • USB Cable
  • 30-pin iOS Cable
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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    IK MultimediaiRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Portable (4)
    • Responsive / good action (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • MIDI (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (3)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Great mini controller

      By db

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Bang For The Buck
      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Keyboard Action
      • Lightweight
      • Playability
      • Powered By Device

      Cons

      • It Is What It Is

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Home Use
      • Travel

      Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

      Had the iRig for a while now. Works well with my set-up, iMac-Garageband/Live. Also plays nice with my old PCs/iphone/netbook/and tablet. Fits nicely on the desk, (space is a commodity for me).
      The iRig action is far superior to ANY mini keyboard I've played, (and I've played quite a few as I like mini keys,? lol)..although not perfect...it's good & adjustable. The pitch, mod wheel & sustain pedal, (jack), add a lot to playability.
      Originally I got this to use with my iPhone, (still do), but I really like it as my computer controller. The iRig, with the right softsynth, can be very expressive. I have an 88 key keyboard, (which I love), but often find myself using the iRig in its place. Great for solos.
      Although this is a fairly basic controller w/mini keys I'd have to say it more than does the job. It's programability is limited but useful....(most of my program issues have been with iOS/iPhone apps). Overall this is a great buy. If you need/want a mini key controller this is certainly one that shouldn't be overlooked.

      Side note: I also have an AKAI LPK25 mini controller, (purchased from B&H), which is collecting dust since the iRig arrived.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great little machine for the price

      By Dad

      from Page, AZ.

      About Me Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Good Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

        We use this for Finale at home in teaching music and music theory to our children. It's Very versatile. The unfortunate thing is that it is only a few octaves, and for a musician that is very frustrating. You can adjust the range of the piano fairly easily but it does take time.

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        • Yes

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        1.0

        Did not work for me with Win 7

        By Tejas

        from Sugar Land, TX

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

              The unit would be recognized by USB, but it would not communicate with the programs and the computer sound producing systems. Tech support was no help at all. The little or nothing starter manual was of no use. The unit would probably work fine for someone who has Mac I pad...but not for Windows.

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              • No

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              5.0

              i really like it

              By EL Mero mero

              from EL Paso TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Pre-programmed music
              • Realistic Sound
              • Responsive / Good Action
              • Touch Sensitive Keys

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Chamber Music
                • Concerts
                • Electronic Music
                • Learning
                • MIDI
                • School Bands
                • Travel

                Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

                the only problem is that the box was missing the registration card and the ios connector so i had to deal with the IK company and now i have to wait 6 more days to get rest of the package. but the product its really good i like it.

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                5.0

                I would buy this again

                By DMichaelJohnson

                from New England

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Responsive / Good Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

                  I use this as an extremely portable and convenient keyboard to sketch out sonic ideas when out on the go. The iGrand which is also made by IK Multimedia is a great compliment to the keyboard. Most other synth and keyboard apps I have tried are fully comparable with this keyboard.

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                  5.0

                  best compact controller

                  By tvpnyc

                  from new york, ny

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Responsive / Good Action

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Electronic Music
                  • MIDI
                  • Travel

                  Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

                  to have 37 keys in a quality compact controller is the best. AND with the addition of a proper pitch-bend and modulation wheel and sustain input, this is the best controller on the market, hands down.

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                  5.0

                  Very Good Purchase!!!

                  By Felipe Bossa

                  from Porto Alegre - Brazil

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • MIDI

                    Comments about IK Multimedia iRig KEYS - Mini Keyboard MIDI Controller for iOS Devices and Mac/PC:

                    It's portable, but still good to play, very easy to use, just plug and play, and it has the most important thing to record midi...the pedal input for sustain...

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