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Korg microKEY USB MIDI Keyboard   

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The microKEY is slim, lightweight, USB powered and compatible with all of your computer music software; use it to create your own compact and customi...Read More

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The microKEY is slim, lightweight, USB powered and compatible with all of your computer music software; use it to create your own compact and customized command center.

Natural Touch mini keyboard
The microKEY features 37 velocity-sensing mini keys, using the same Natural Touch keybed found on the Korg microKORG XL and microSTATION. This keybed has been designed with careful attention to the touch and feel. The proportions of the black keys and white "waterfall" keys have been adjusted for optimal playability, and the key touch makes it easy to play chords, glissandos, and rapid-fire phrases. The microKEY accurately conveys the dynamics of your performance to any software plug in.

Extended Range and Expression
The Octave Shift buttons extend the range of the microKEY by four octaves in either direction “ up or down. The Key Transpose allows you to play in any key instantly. Used together, these two features provide access to the entire MIDI note range. For adding tasty expression to your performance, the microKEY is also equipped with both a Pitch Bend wheel and a Modulation wheel.

USB versatility
Your new microKEY serves double-duty as a USB hub. The two USB ports (Type A) allow you to expand your custom control center by adding on a Korg nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL “ or any other USB device!

Free Editing Software
Download the free "KORG KONTROL Editor" and customize the microKEY for your production or performance system. Using the editor software, you can set the keyboard to respond to one of eight distinct velocity curves, or set a fixed velocity value. In addition, the range of the modulation wheel can be customized by setting minimum and maximum control change values.KORG KONTROL Editor can be downloaded from the Support section of the Korg website.

Play Today with microKEY's Software License Bundle
The microKEY ships with the following software licenses and discount coupons so you can start making music right away.

1. M1 Le (license)
Included is a license for the "M1 Le", a limited edition of the M1 software synthesizer (included in the Korg Legacy Collection “ Digital Edition) that brings to your computer the sounds of the ground-breaking M1 music workstation. (This software can be downloaded for use.)

2. EzDrummer Lite (license)
Included is a license for Toontrack's software drum sound module "EzDrummer Lite", giving you numerous high-quality drum sounds. (This software can be downloaded for use.) You'll be able to immediately start enjoying realistic drum sounds played from your microKEY.

3. Ableton "Live" series (discount coupon included)
Included is a discount coupon for Ableton's "Live," "Live Suite," and "Live LE" DAW software, widely popular for its sophisticated functionality.

4. Lounge Lizard Session (license)
Included is a license for "Lounge Lizard Session," the physical modeling sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, famed for its richly expressive electric piano sounds.

  • USB MIDI keyboard “ thin, lightweight, and USB-powered
  • 37 velocity-sensitive mini keys
  • Comfortable and easy-to-play Natural Touch keyboard
  • Octave Shift and Key Transpose features access the full MIDI note range
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels add expression to your performance
  • Dual USB ports are ideal for adding Korg's nanoPAD or nanoKONTROL
  • (or other USB devices) to your setup

microKEY USB MIDI Keyboard

  • Keyboard: 37 mini keys; Natural Touch, Velocity-sensing keybed
    Controllers: Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel; Octave Up, Octave Down buttons
    Connections: USB: Type A (x 2); Type B (x1)
    Power: USB bus power
    Power Consumption: < 500mA
    Dimensions (W x D x H): 22.24 x 5.47 x 2.13 in. (565 x 139 x 54 mm)
    Weight: 2.21lbs. (1.0kg)
    Accessories: USB cable

    System Requirements:

    Supported Computer: Apple Macintosh with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X or Apple Macintosh with Intel or PowerPC supported
    Supported OS:Mac OS X10.4 or later

    Supported Computer: Computer with USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP/ Vista/7 (Intel USB chipset recommended)
    Supported OS: Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Windows Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit) or Windows 7 (32bit, 64bit)

    M1 Le Software Synthesizer Specifications:
    Maximum Polyphony: 32 notes (depending on the CPU of host computer)
    Number of Parts: 8
    Number of Presets: 200 presets (100 Programs, 100 Combinations), a user bank (50 Programs, 50 Combinations)
    144 PCM waveforms (100 multi-sounds, 44 drum-sounds)
    33 effect types
    Operates as stand-alone or VST/AU/RTAS plug-in instrument
    Real-time MIDI control and automation supported
    Supported Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz “ 192 kHz
    Number of instances available as plug-in: 1
    Maximum four outputs

    System Requirements
    CPU: PowerPC G4/500 MHz or faster, G4/800 MHz or faster recommended, or Intel CPU
    Memory: 256 MB or larger
    Display: 1,024 x 768 “ 32,000 colors or higher
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
    Audio Interface
    Stand-alone: Core Audio compatible audio interface (Mac's on-board sound output port can be used)
    Plug-in: Depends on system requirements of host application program

    CPU: Intel Pentium III/1 GHz or faster, Pentium 4 or faster recommended
    Memory: 256 MB or larger
    Display: 1,024 x 768 “ 16 bit colors or higher
    Operating System: Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista SP2 (32-bit) or later, Windows 7 (32-bit)
    Audio Interface
    Stand-alone: ASIO, DirectSound/MME compatible audio interface
    Plug-in: Depends on system requirements of host application program

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KorgMicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Convenient, difficult to play - keys too small

By Brian Jepperson

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

I've only had this a short time, and I wanted to use this just as a secondary and convenient midi controller that I keep next to my keyboard for quick things. But for me the biggest problem is that the keys are too small. Specifically they are too short. Maybe 1/2 the length of a "normal" piano key, and problem also have the width. The feel is just way "wrong", even for a portable.
There isn't much to say here. Although I do like that it has two mod wheels and features of USB hub of sorts.
I own a piano, and roland keyboard, and I've owned an M-Audio controller keyboard. To me, the MicroKey by comparison feels cheap and pasticy, and the keys don't have the response that I've come to expect.
I think the cheaper M-Audio controllers are a better value and more useful overall, and more expensive keyboards will be higher quality, so I don't think this is a good choice either way in terms of value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best MIDI for the price !

By YaderM2

from PR

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

Today arrived my MicroKEY and I have to say first of all, its a solid piece of equipment. Well built, great feel to the keys and the drivers and software are amazingly stable. Korg keeps their stuff up to date so problems with such are non existant. Unless tomorrow magically stopped working I have to agree that this is probably the best MIDI for the money. I have owned a few others, never from Korg, till this one, and trust me they dont feel as well built as this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very Cool!

By Vernonstock

from Virginia

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

This board is quite good. It's not quite small enough to fit in my backpack, but it's still very light and portable. I use it with Logic Express, and the included software titles are good, too.It seems sturdy enough and the controls are laid out well. A keeper, for sure.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Easy and good

By Fragoso

from Rio de Janeiro, BR

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

Be aware that the keys are small. But once you get used to it, its very pleasing to play. It's probably easyer than usual, since the keys are closer togheter. Also it was easy to set it up on my mac.Also, it beeing only 3 octaves may be disapointing at some times. But its probably worth it for it's size and practicality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good portable midi keyboard

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

If you want a small midi keyboard that is actually usuful, I recommend this one. I've had Akai LPK25 and Korg nonoKey, and those are piece of ^*&%. Those bad ones do Not had enough keys, have bad key stroke feeling, and are hard to control the velocities. But this microKey is different. It's just better than those portable midi keyboards.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


What more could you need?

By imsoldonthisKORG

from Nashville,TN

Comments about Korg MicroKey USB MIDI Keyboard:

This is an awsome peice. ive had all the other "mini" controllers out but if your a korg fan this is the way to go. its built nice and solid. keys are slighty bigger than the microkorg. also its pretty responsive knowing that it has synth type keys.Korg went all the way with this peice and is going to stomp the compitition with it. plus the added usb ports come in handy. buy this, you deffinatly wont regret it.

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