He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder. This keyboard feels very solid and well- built, much more so than a lot of competitors’ products. Xkey relies on a Micro-USB port for both connectivity and power, which is great if you’re using it with a laptop. The look of Xkey is very Mac-like, as it uses the same brushed aluminum as a MacBook. Moreover, the ease of accurately playing the low-profile keys makes Xkey a serious contender for your main MIDI keyboard controller too! There are Ks where all the Cs should be!
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It can change a whole bunch of internal settings, even allowing the velocity curve to be redrawn, and it updates the firmware as needed. You might want to refer to photos on the CME website after reading the following explanation.
Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the scenes for a walk through I had some piano training many years ago, but I’m a half-ass keyboardist at best, and I will occasionally hit a bunk note here and there, requiring another take or editing of the MIDI track.
I like the at-your-fingertips interface of the iPad, as well as the affordability and stability of the many great-sounding synths available for it. The drain on the iPad’s battery seemed very minimal, almost unnoticeable. If all my talk about Xkey’s compactness has you thinking it might be dme of flimsy, you’d be wrong.
But, with Xkey, I was surprised to find that I hit fewer bad notes! Tape Op is a bi-monthly cmr devoted to the art of record making.
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Until recently, I’d been using an IK Multimedia keyboard. Minor issues with the pitch-bend and modulation switches aside, I don’t think you’ll find a better keyboard for the iPad.
CME Xkey USB MIDI Keyboard
Xkey’s velocity sensitivity and polyphonic aftertouch were very responsive and felt natural in the patches that responded to them. Moreover, cms ease of accurately playing the low-profile keys makes Xkey a serious contender for your main MIDI keyboard controller too!
cmd This keyboard feels very solid and well- built, much more so than a lot of competitors’ products. The only downside to Xkey is that it lacks wheels for pitch-bend and modulation, instead relying on switches for these functions.
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I disliked its miniature keys, but I couldn’t find any iOS-compatible keyboards with full- size keys to replace it. But, this feels like a very minor quibble for a keyboard that fits into any backpack and is USB bus powered. Depending on the patch you’re playing, and how the patch and Xkey are set up, these buttons can work fine, but you just don’t have the same expressiveness that you do with a dedicated wheel or lever. Subscribe for free here. I opted for the larger three-octave Xkey37, but they also make the original, two-octave, key Xkey, which should fit in any gig bag, backpack, or courier bag.
Berkeley, California’s Keith McMillen Instruments KMI has a solid reputation for innovation in an industry sometimes known ksb releasing products that are often just another variation on a common Xkey is a unique product in that it’s not an exact emulation of the standard piano keyboard, but rather it’s an evolution of that keyboard format aimed at modern, nidi music-making.
Xkey relies on a Micro-USB port for both connectivity and power, which is great if you’re using it with a laptop. Jim Williams has spent xme of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder.
Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room There are Ks where all the Cs should be!
CME CME Xkey USB MIDI Keyboard (silver) vinyl at Juno Records.
I’m a big fan of the iPad for virtual instruments, especially soft-synths, and I use my iPad in the studio much more than instrument plug-ins within my DAW. My only slight concern is for the long-term reliability of the Micro-USB sockets, but those are an industry standard outside of Apple-land, and a necessary evil in small form-factors.
The upside is that no wall wart is needed! The look of Xkey is very Mac-like, as it uses the same brushed aluminum as a MacBook.
I also love the fact that you can pass it around the studio for people to play and audition sounds. I did not test these, but latency is claimed to be only a tad higher than the wired versions. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, My other iOS-compatible keyboard is sadly destined for eBay. The spacing and uusb of Xkey’s keys mirror those of a piano, but cem height of each key is lower meaning less travel tooand there are gaps between the keys.