If you appreciate the full range of a piano keyboard in a lightweight package, the 88-note Keystation 88es is for you. You get great-feeling, semi-weighted action that's velocity sensitive to convey all the nuances of your playing to your computer and most popular music education and studio software.
The pitch and modulation wheels plus slider and buttons make it a great controller for playing and programming synths, samplers, drum sounds and more. At just 22 lbs., the Keystation 88es is equally at home on stage and in the studio. Class compliancy with Windows XP and Mac OS X ensures easy plug-and-play setup. It's even bus-powered, so one simple USB cable is the only connection you need.
88-key controller ideal for performance, computer recording and education
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.
Pitch and modulation wheels plus assignable slider and buttons for MIDI control
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.
USB convenience and compatibility with virtually all Windows and Mac OS X programs
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.
Includes bundled software
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!
* 88-note velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action
* pitch bend and modulation wheels
* volume/assignable control slider
* advanced function button for programming
* sustain pedal input (pedal sold separately)
* assignable data up/down buttons
* built-in USB MIDI interface
* MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from keyboard or computer to external devices
* powered via USB or 9VDC power adapter (sold separately)
* Mac OSX and Windows XP class compliant for plug-and-play operation
* includes Reason Adapted Express software studio
* size: 53" x 9.5" x 4"
Minimum System Requirements:
o Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP1)
o For 96kHz operation: Pentium III 500mHz w/ 128MB RAM
o For 48kHz operation: Pentium II 400 w/ 128MB RAM
o G3* 500MHz with OS 9.2.2, 128MB RAM
o G4* 500MHz with OS X 10.1.5, 10.2.6 or greater, 256MB RAM
o OMS 2.3.8 for MIDI under OS 9.2.2
* native USB port required G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported