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M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3

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A USB MIDI controller designed to meet all your production needs.

Create and perform music on your Mac or PC with the Keystation 88 MK3 keyboard controller. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for the right controls or are just getting started with USB MIDI controllers, the Keystation 88 MK3 will meet your needs. It is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 88 MK3 features 88 natural-feeling, full-size, velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls. Expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.

Express Yourself
With Keystation 88 MK3, maximizing your creativity while minimizing the complication is easy. Use the fully assignable octave range buttons, pitch-bend and modulation wheels, volume slider, and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 88 MK3 also features a 1⁄4-inch (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal for genuine piano sustain.

Immersive DAW Control
With Keystation 88 MK3, take the hassle out of computer-based production. Combining USB-power, class-compliancy and support for USB-MIDI connectivity, setup is a breeze. Producers and performers will have immediate access to the modern world of music production. Thanks to accessible play, stop and record controls and directional buttons, you'll experience an enhanced recording workflow. Plus, Keystation 88 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately). This enables full-featured performance with audio apps on iPads and other iOS devices.

Portable Performance Powerhouse
Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 88 MK3 is perfect for traveling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances. It's also ideal for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural-feeling keybed to their studio. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 88 MK3 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity.

Premium Virtual Instrument Suite
This third-generation Keystation controller comes loaded with pro-grade virtual instruments from leading developer AIR Music Tech. You'll have everything from the contemporary Xpand!2, to the sultry vintage e-piano sounds of Velvet, the vintage drum sounds of Boom, the unmistakable tube driven sound of Vacuum, the classic organ sounds of the DB-33 and faithful piano tones of Mini Grand. Whatever your performance demands, the Keystation 88 MK3 virtual instrument suite gives you immediate creative potential.

Professional DAWs
Choose from three industry-leading platforms. Discover the world of Ableton Lite, the revolutionary music production solution that lets you spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Or, experience the production powerhouse that is Pro Tools | First | M-Audio Edition. It's a complete DAW based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day. Seeking the ultimate beat making music production app? Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins. As you expand your arsenal, you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology. 

In-Demand Sound
Spark that initial idea or add the finishing touch to your latest masterpiece. Whatever your production needs, Keystation 88’s MPC Expansion Packs won’t disappoint. From hard hitting kicks, to impactful stabs and snares that snap, everything the modern producer demands is here, arming you with cutting-edge content to realize your creative vision. 

Hone Your Skills
M-Audio’s Keystation Series makes it easy to develop your skills at every level with lesson programs from Skoove and Melodics. With Skoove, learn how to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced players. Skoove’s unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you improve faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player. Melodics fuses a user-friendly, intuitive and inspiring user interface. Users can learn different techniques, concepts and genres with unique adaptive learning, motivational mechanics and customized challenges. With each session, you’ll build muscle memory, improve your technique and master your controller. Melodics is free to download. Upon registration of your Keystation 88 MK3, you’ll receive another 40 free lessons to get you started.

A powerful MIDI controller with tons of expressive capabilities. Order your Keystation 88 MK3 today.


Keystation 88 MK3 Specifications:

  • Number of keys: 88
  • Key size: Full
  • Velocity sensitive: Yes
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out
  • USB: Yes
  • Pedal inputs: Yes
  • iOS compatibility: Yes (camera connection kit required)
  • Faders: Yes
  • Drum pads: None
  • Pitch bend/Modulation: Both
  • Onboard Features
  • Display: No
  • Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite, MPC Beats
  • Width: 54.24 in.
  • Height: 2.88 in.
  • Depth: 8.52 in.
  • Weight: 13.56 lb.

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