This keyboard does everything it is supposed to do. It has tactile marked home positions, all the standard keys and a standard number pad. If you use a DAW, you need the number Pad! I despise typing with the numbers at the top of the Qwerty keyboard.
This keyboard comes with an extension cable and has 2 low power USB inputs just under the top on both sides. Perfect for a thumb drive or iLok.
Call your engineer and order you one! If you have NEVER purchased from Sweetwater, I beg you to call 1-800-222-4700 ext 1328 and speak with Chris McCown. In nearly 7 years, I have spent a scary amount of money here, and he has been spot on every time! You do know that the sales engineer is assigned to you and you speak with the same person every time you call, yes? If you don't have an assigned engineer, make mine yours. You will thank me!
i love apple products!! i want a mac book, but cant afford one...so i coverted my hp laptop into one..and this keyboard works perfectly with my hp. no problems..gives u the real studio feel.
I've been using this keyboard for sometime now.Truth be told.Well done apple!
The keyboard works, adds number keys and adds two USB slots (though taking one away on the computer). At work or anywhere typing numbers a numberpad is required and Apple's works well even with Virtualbox. This computer goes with the iMac I purchased at Sweetwater too. Very nice.
My only qualm is that "teh shiney" wore off very quickly. Consider buying a keyboard cover (especially for DAW work, they make covers with the shortcuts printed on them) just to keep the dirt out. The action distance is very small, so one cookie crumb, and that key will never work, again.
This keyboard allows me to use the shortcuts , and move around pro-tools much easier than the keyboards on my mac-pro.
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