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Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard

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Product Price $89.0
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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

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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
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
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4.0

Good product but be aware of the fine print

By Dr. Samurai

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

    Fantastic keyboard / control surface for the money

    By SaltyDog503

    from Portland, OR

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom Recording
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard:

      The ROLI Seaboard Rise 25 Key Expressive Keyboard Controller looked amazing but was way (WAY) out of my budget at 800. So at 75, you'll understand why I was very skeptical that an inexpensive keyboard could deliver similar functionality. It arrived, I plugged it in and fired up Reason. After a short config (it didn't auto recognize the keyboard) I was up and running. All of the features worked as advertised (though I didn't back over it with my car). Anyway, just get one. They are great.

       
      5.0

      Tough. Great keypads. Portable.

      By Chris C.

      from Charlotte, NC

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Keith McMillen Instruments K-Board USB Keyboard:

        If you are looking for an affordable laptop travel controller? This is it!

         
        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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