The M-Audio KEYSTATION 88ES is an 88-key USB/MIDI Controller, with a semi-weighted action, velocity-sensitive keyboard, continuing that company's tradition as a designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge, yet affordable products for the Laptop Era, serving electronic musicians, project and professional studio owners, DJ's, and re-mixers.
The KEYSTATION 88ES is USB-powered but can be powered via an optional external power adapter. The keyboard ships with M-Audio's large, cross-platform complement of USB drivers on a CD-ROM, and a custom version of the popular Reason software studio. The unit is equipped with both USB and MIDI outs, both of which function simultaneously, and, weighing in at only 22 lbs.(which is extremely light for an 88-note keyboard), offers the gigging musician a high degree of portability.
- Inexpensive USB MIDI Controller keyboard with 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys
- 10 Programming options, with Advanced Function button, include Octave Shift, Transpose, Program Change, Bank LSB, Bank MSB, MIDI Channel, MIDI Out from USB, Reset All Controllers, Wheel Assign and Slider Assign
- Separate Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels
- Volume slider doubles as assignable control slider
- Assignable data Up/Down buttons
- Assignable Advanced Function button for programming option access
- 3 dedicated LED indicator lights for assignable buttons
- USB MIDI interface for computer connectivity, software sequencer and plug-in input and control
- Keyboard powered by USB, or via optional external power supply
- Dedicated MIDI Out routes data from keyboard or computer to external MIDI devices
- Class compliant with Windows XP and Mac OS X, plug-and-play USB without installing drivers
- Mac OS X and Windows drivers on CD-ROM