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Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard

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K-Board is an unbreakable, ultraportable USB MIDI keyboard that works out of the box with Garage Band, Ableton Live, or any music application. K-Boar...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 10-09-2017

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OVERVIEW

An easy way to make music on a computer or tablet.

K-Board is an unbreakable, ultraportable USB MIDI keyboard that works out of the box with Garage Band, Ableton Live, or any music application. K-Board has been tested to survive being run over by a car, dropped from a 2-story building, and more -- all without breaking. The LED backlit, touch sensitive keypads ignite creativity and add musical expression by detecting your velocity, pressure, and finger tilt. Just pull K-Board out of your backpack, plug the USB cable into a computer or tablet*, launch any music app, and you're ready to make music at your home, studio, the stage, or on the go.

* appropriate adapter required for use with tablet

FEATURES
  • LED backlit, touch sensitive keys
  • Ultra-durable and spill proof
  • Mac, Windows, iOS, Android
  • Plug & play with any music software
SPECIFICATIONS
Included:
  • 1. 1 K-Board controller
  • 2. 1 USB cable (USB 2.0 A to Micro-B, 1 m)
Dimensions
  • 1. Width: 12.8" / 325 mm
  • 2. Depth: 3.3" / 84 mm
  • 3. Height: 0.43" / 11 mm
Key Pads
  • 1. 1.18" x 0.51" / 30 mm x 13 mm
Weight
  • 1. 0.76 lb / 345 g
Power
  • 1. K-Board is bus-powered via the USB port when connected to a computer or tablet.
  • Connections
  • 1. USB micro jack
Sensors
  • 1. 25 Key pads with velocity, pressure, and tilt sensitivity
  • 2. 2 octave switching buttons*
  • 3. 1 pitch bend pad
  • 4. 5 mode buttons (velocity, pressure, tilt, toggle, sustain)
  • *K-Board defaults to a note range of 48 (C2) to 72 (C4). The octave buttons allow you to shift up another 3 octaves or shift down 2 octaves for a total range of 7 octaves (C0-C7).
LEDs
  • 1. 32 LEDs with 16 levels of brightness
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Keith McMillen InstrumentsK-Board USB Keyboard
 
4.5

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4.0

Good product but be aware of the fine print

By drsamurai

from Bradenton, FL

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Studio Use

    Comments about Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard:

    I purchased this unit with a discount coupon so the deal was well worth it. There are 2 Keith McMillen keyboards, the Qunexus and this one, the K-Board. The units are the same size, and offer the same type of drum pad-like key bed for performance.

    There are enough obvious differences between the products to justify the price difference, Qunexus is capable of non-USB MIDI I/O as well as Gate CV I/O none of which the K-Board does. They should also note the K-Board has channel pressure on it's main product page. However if you're going to note the Qunesus has polyphonic pressure, then you should note somewhere that the K-Board has channel pressure only.

    I do not fault Musiciansfriend on this. If you go to the K-Board's product page, there is a video that shows off the pressure and tilt on a single key. The video then remarks that ALL keys have this smart fabric sensor for pressure and tilt. Now, I know they STILL haven't said it's polyphonic pressure sensing, but the comment that ALL keys have this type of sensor is mildly misleading. When showing a video of a keyboard with velocity sensitive keys, nobody advertises that ALL the keys are velocity sensitive. It's sort of a given.

    Going off the main page to the FAQ product page DOES spell out these differences, but it should be a little more obvious.

     
    5.0

    Road worthy

    By Couch Surfer

    from Oakland, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard:

      Great little keyboard for sketching out ideas. Well made and durable. Worth every penny.

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