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Wireless MIDI control with 88 piano-style, hammer-action keys and aftertouch!
The CME UF-80 88-Key Master Keyboard MIDI Controller brings together quality components with topnotch performance giving you professional control over all your soft synths and synth modules. The shimmering silver-cast aluminum body is durable and sleek, offering a stylish housing for the 88 hammer-action, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch.
Like the other updated UF series MIDI controllers, the UF-80 has a built-in duplex wireless MIDI interface with error correction function, class-compliant USB, a redesigned control panel, shortcut function keys, and user template memory. All control components are freely assignable, the velocity curve has been increased, and aftertouch is now adjustable. The UF-80 also has scales and tuning control for Arabic and Asian music styles, as well as the U-CTRL music software auto-recognition system for instant control without templates or presets. The integrity of your performance is safeguarded by CME with increased continuous controller data density.
The UF-80 also has pitch and modulation wheels; 8 assignable knobs and 9 assignable sliders that also have preset functions; an LED display; and DAW transport controls. I/O includes a breath controller port, MIDI out, and USB port. The USB connection can works as a USB/MIDI port and supplies power for the controller.
The UF-80's best feature is hidden away under it's rugged aluminum case and beautiful 88-key board: its action. The smooth, consistent action feels absolutely perfect from C to C. It's modeled carefully after a real grand piano and eliminates the awkward on/off aftertouch found on most controllers.
It may be the most flexible and full-featured controller ever available at this price. Order today!
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So I did ALOT of reading on trying to find something to fit in this department. 88 key (realistic feeling) hammer action midi controller. The options are very slim when you come to this decision. So I decided to let you know how I feel about it now after making my decision.Construction. It is built like a tank, alot heavier than one would think. However the bottom is made of fiber board? I don't know why you'd go through the lengths to make something durable then put a bottom on it like that. I'm buying a base for it. Otherwise than that no complaints really.It was not vista compatible (I know I know why am I home recording in vista anyways). I found a few links in forums on how to get the drivers to work in vista though, and it was a real easy fix.The keys play nicer than I thought. Having a few sliders, and knobs doesn't hurt as well. I've used these functions in cubase and in reason 4.I play the studiologic 88 key hammer action keyboard in the store quite a bit and then compared to this (guitar center special ordered this for me to feel out) and the second I felt and saw the construction, the studiologic seemed alot cheaper.The price is good too. Your not going to find anything else in this price range for a 8 key, hammer action midi controller.