M-Audio Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller

M-Audio Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller


Product Highlights

  • 88 Full-Size Keys
  • Semi-Weighted, Velocity Sensitive
  • Transport and Directional Buttons
  • Pitch Bend, Modulation, Octave Controls
  • DAW and Virtual Piano Software
  • iOS Compatible
  • USB Powered
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M-Audio KEYSTATION88II Overview

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The Keystation 88 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 88 full-size, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keys, and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes while also providing expressive capabilities. The keyboard ships with three pieces of software, a virtual piano instrument from SONiVOX, Ableton Live Lite music creation software, and Xpand!2 multitimbral DAW software.

Transport and directional controls allow for playing, performing, and recording with music software without using a mouse or trackpad. A 1/4" (6.3 mm) sustain pedal input accepts an optional control pedal for genuine piano sustain. Lightweight and durable, the controller is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Additionally, the unit supports iOS connectivity using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling one to perform and compose with audio apps on an iPad or another iOS device.

SONiVOX's Eighty-Eight Ensemble is a piano instrument that authentically captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano. Meticulously recorded and expertly sampled, the instrument provides anyone the opportunity to add to their compositions, recordings, and performances the realism of a world-class grand piano. Use the combination patches to layer strings, synth pads, and choral pads with the piano samples to create evolving, lush soundscapes and textures. A sustain pedal input (pedal sold separately) provides additional piano functionality.

Ableton Live Lite is a performance and production program that is perfect for spontaneous composition or improvising, recording, remixing and editing musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound parts per patch. Each part is available on its own MIDI channel, and features individual note range (zone), mix, arpeggiation, modulation, and effects settings. The four parts can be put together to build a single patch. Everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback is available, along with thousands of ready-to-play patches.

88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys with natural piano feel
USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
Transport and directional buttons let you operate your DAW from the keyboard
Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive performances
Sustain pedal input
USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to a Mac or PC
Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
Ableton Live Lite music performance and creation software
SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, a virtual piano instrument that captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano
AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 multitimbral all-in-one workstation software
UPC: 694318015834
In the Box
M-Audio Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller
  • USB Cable
  • 3 x Audio Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    M-Audio KEYSTATION88II Specs

    Power Requirements USB bus
    Optional 9V DC 200 mA center-positive power supply
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 53.9 x 9.8 x 3.6" (1368 x 250 x 92 mm)
    Weight 17 lb (7.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 22.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 56.0 x 13.5 x 6.5"

    M-Audio KEYSTATION88II Reviews

    Keystation 88 II - MIDI Controller is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Go for it This 88 keyboard controller is a semi stiff board is not a hammer action keyboard, but respond great with your desk top or Laptop Windows or Apple, and for Ipad users and all the Ipad apps like Sample tank, Im1, IGrand piano, Garage Band etc, all you need is to plug your Ipad using lighting camera adapter and it works with no need to add AC power adapter to this controller, sounds will come out of your computer or Ipad, very lightweight, volume control respond great for live gigs, it has a sustain pedal jack, i have use this piano controller in recordings and live gigs and never have any issue working with this M audio 88 controller, i recomend it
    Date published: 2016-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 88 key controller I wasn't expecting much for the price, I just needed a full 88 key controller. If you're a serious piano player looking for hammer grade action, this is not for you. But I must say, the keys are not bad. It work great for the piano and B3 I do in my home studio. The included Piano VST sounds very good and I am using it often. I also thought the keyboard was going to be some super light weight piece of plastic, I had concerns about it staying on a keyboard stand. Fear not, it actually has a little weight to it and has not been an issue for my cheap X style keyboard stand.
    Date published: 2015-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic midi controller keyboard Great controller, great price. I love it that it also has a transpose feature for those key C# and Eb# singers I play with. And you are not locked in with an expensive keyboard/sound module. Just control any other sound source you have.
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Astonishing Keyboard The quality and feel is brilliant, sound perfect. Cannot believe how affordable this professional keyboard is.
    Date published: 2017-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks like what I expected Looks like what I expected
    Date published: 2017-08-22
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