M-Audio Keystation 88es (No Longer Available)
88 Semi-Weighted Key, Velocity Sensitive USB-powered MIDI Keyboard Controller
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A Full-Sized Keyboard You Can Carry Under One Arm!The M-Audio Keystation 88es USB MIDI controller keyboard puts a full-sized natural-feeling 88-key keyboard into a very lightweight and compact unit! The Keystation 88es features velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys for natural feel and expressive playability, allowing you to get the most out of your virtual instruments and software synths. This controller includes an assignable slider that doubles as a volume control, data up/down buttons, an advanced programming function button, and pitchbend and mod wheels. You also get easy easy connectivity to computers and external devices with the 88es.
The Keystation 88es is an 88-key, semi-weighted action USB MIDI controller with velocity sensitivity that's perfect for performance, computer-based recording, and education. The Keystation 88es offers space-age design and rugged construction and delivers incredible feel and stability. Plus, it's all in a package that is light enough for pros to carry under one arm, yet elegant enough for home environments. At just 22 lb., the Keystation 88es is equally at home on stage and in the studio.
The Keystation 88es includes pitch and modulation wheels for controlling parameters on an external module or a soft synth. In addition, an assignable slider and buttons make it a great controller for playing and programming synths, samplers, drum sounds and more.
For computer music use, you only need one simple USB cable to connect the Keystation 88es. The USB cable even provides power to the keyboard! Its USB MIDI interface connects you to sequencers and soft synths. And a separate MIDI Out jack lets you route MIDI data from either the Keystation 88es or your computer to an external sound module or drum machine. It's class-compliant with Windows XP and Mac OS X for easy plug-and-play setup with no drivers required.
To get you started making music with your Keystation 88es right away, M-Audio includes a bundle of useful studio software, including soft synths and more. With your Keystation 88es andthe software you'll be exploring sounds within minutes of opening the box!
When you combine all these features at this low price, you'll be sure to agree that the Keystation 88es is an outstanding choice for a full-sized keyboard with MIDI control!
M-Audio Keystation 88es Features at a Glance:
The M-Audio Keystation 88es gives you full-sized piano keys and versatile controls!
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M-Audio Keystation 88es
by RICHARD ALOIZ from GREENFIELD, INDIANAI WANTED A KEYBOARD TO INPUT MUSIC TO SONGWORKS MUSIC NOTATION PROGRAM. I PURCHASED THE 88ES TO HAVE A FULL RANGE OF NOTES. THIS UNIT IS GREAT! IT'S THE SAME AS MY BABY GRAND, AND HAS THE FEEL OF A PI... read more [+]ANO. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THIS UNIT!! close [-]
March 4, 2012
Music Background: HOBBYIST MUSICIAN/MUSIC WRITER
Harry King review of M-Audio keyboard controller
by Harry King from Mt Pleasant TexasFantastic keyboard for the price. It fit right into my DAW setup and XP. Love the power through USB feature. I purchased the power supply just to have both. The key action is fantastic and the whe... read more [+]els are precise. I did have a problem with the keyboard's own midi timing, but rerouted it in Cubase through my Motif Rack and there's no problem that way. Thanks Sweetwater for the M-Audio 88es at such a great price close [-]
February 10, 2012
Music Background: Rec. engineer, composer, arranger, keyboardists. Have platinums and golds, member of the Academy of Grammies.
The Only MIDI Controler You'll Ever Need!
by Ezra from Willow Springs, MO USAI had searched for months for a basic MIDI controller that didn't have all the knobs and sliders and bells and whistles. I finally found this great controller. The M-Audio Keystation 88es is all you'l... read more [+]l ever need to really get creative with your audio plug-ins. The feeling that you can wring out of these keys is very nice. The touch is amazing. I have absolutely no complaints about this controller. By all means, buy this keyboard! close [-]
January 3, 2012
Music Background: Electronic Musician
Great MIDI Controller
by S.F. from Richmond, VAExactly as advertised -- a good 88-key controller for under $200. There has been some criticism about this product because the keys do not have "piano action", but it is more responsive and has a bett... read more [+]er feel to me than my FantomX. If you are looking for an 88-key controller and don't need the frills of some of the pricier full-sized boards, you can't go wrong with this one! close [-]
November 13, 2007
Music Background: Composer/Musician
PERFECT for What it is!
by Leslie from Cedar Lake, MichiganOk, for the price, and for what I need, this is the best thing out there. All I wanted was a basic midi controller. I don't need all the sounds (I can use virtual instruments). It feels great, with it... read more [+]'s semi-weighted keys. It is almost a must have for a person that just needs a midi controller and need more keys to really excercise their fingers on. I highly recommend this item and will probably use it forever in my home studio (which will hopefully someday go proffessional). close [-]
October 1, 2006
Music Background: Pianist, recording engineer and live sound engineer.
Christopher , Sasvannah, GA
M-Audio Keystation 88es
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