Korg microKEY Air-25 Bluetooth Midi Keyboard Controller

BH #KOMKEYAIR25 • MFR #MKEYAIR25
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Korg microKEY Air-25 Bluetooth Midi Keyboard Controller
Key Features
  • 25 Velocity-Sensitive Mini-Keys
  • Bluetooth Connection with Mac and iOS
  • 30-Hour AA Battery Life
  • Supports Mac, Windows & iOS
Featuring a set of 25 velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keys, the microKEY Air-25 from Korg is a slim MIDI controller with tap tempo, arpeggiator, and sustain functions. If you wish, you can bus-power this unit via the USB port, but the microKEY Air also features Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to connect wirelessly to Mac and iOS devices. Hooked up in such a fashion, the keyboard can last up to 30 hours on two AA batteries (alkaline are recommended).
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Korg microKEY Air-25 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Controller
  • 35 Virtual Instruments Included
  • 4Korg KONTROL Editor

Featuring a set of 25 velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keys, the microKEY Air-25 from Korg is a slim MIDI controller with tap tempo, arpeggiator, and sustain functions. If you wish, you can bus-power this unit via the USB port, but the microKEY Air also features Bluetooth capabilities, allowing you to connect wirelessly to Mac and iOS devices. Hooked up in such a fashion, the keyboard can last up to 30 hours on two AA batteries (alkaline are recommended).

This microKEY Air is armed with an expressive joystick that allows you to transmit pitch-bend, modulation, and control-change commands to enhance your MIDI performances. When the arpeggiator is on, the function of the joystick changes, enabling you to switch between the three different arpeggio types (up, trigger, and down), to control the duration of the arpeggiated notes, and to engage the latch function--thereby allowing you to sound an arpeggio even after you take your hand off the keyboard. A Sustain/Tap button allows you to apply sustain to your performances as a pedal would. However, when the arpeggiator is on, this control transmogrifies into a tap button that allows you to set the tempo of the arpeggio. The Key Transpose feature enables you to pitch the notes up or down in intervals of semitone steps, while octave-shift selectors let you extend the note range of the keyboard by 4 octaves in either direction.

The controller also includes five virtual instruments (Korg Legacy Collection, UVI Digital Synsations, AAS Ultra Analog Session, AAS Strum Session, and AAS Lounge Lizard Session) and two apps (Korg Module Le for iPhone and Korg Module Le for iPad). Finally, purchasing the Korg microKEY Air will allow you to download a limited version of Propellerhead's Reason, or to apply a $50 discount towards Ableton Live.

Controller

USB-powered by your computer, iPad, or iPhone
Bluetooth compatibility with Mac and iOS devices
25-key, velocity-sensitive Natural Touch mini-keyboard
Expressive joystick transmits pitch-bend, modulation and control-change commands
Sustain/Tap button can add sustain to notes as a sustain pedal would. When the arpeggiator is on, this becomes a tap button that allows you to set the tempo of the arpeggio by pressing this button several times at the desired interval
Octave Shift and Key Transpose features allow access to the full MIDI note range
Joystick and sustain/tap button command settings can be edited using the Korg Kontrol Editor from the Korg website

5 Virtual Instruments Included

UVI's Digital Synsations module provides sampled emulations of classic digital and hybrid synths from the early 1990s
Lounge Lizard Session, the sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, provides expressive electric piano sounds
Applied Acoustics Systems' Strum Acoustic Session is a physical-modeling software synthesizer that lets you "play" acoustic guitar parts with the expressiveness of an acoustic instrument
Ultra Analog Session, also by Applied Acoustics Systems, is an analog-modeling synthesizer featuring analog-style synth sounds
Korg Legacy Collection-M1 Le software synthesizer brings the sounds of the M1 music workstation to your computer

Korg KONTROL Editor

Korg KONTROL Editor MIDI-mapping software allows you to set the keyboard to respond to one of eight distinct velocity curves, or set a fixed velocity value. This is useful in customizing the microKEY Air to your personal playing style

Korg microKEY Air-25 Specs

USB / MIDI Controller
Keyboard25 Mini Keys
MIDI Control Surfaces1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)
1 x Wheel (Modulation)
Performance FunctionsOctave Shift
Connectivity
I/O1 x USB Type-B 
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.8
iOS 8 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
Wireless TransmissionBluetooth LE
Power
Power OptionsBattery, USB Bus Power
Operating Current Consumption100 mA
Battery Type2 x AA
Physical
Dimensions (W x D x H)15.6 x 5.1 x 2.1" / 395.0 x 131.0 x 52.0 mm
Weight1.5 lb / 670 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.2 x 6.6 x 2.8"
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