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RockJam RJ761 61 Key Electronic Interactive Teaching Piano Keyboard with Stand, Stool, Sustain Pedal and Headphones (RJ761-SK

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The Rockjam 761 Keyboard Super Kit includes a 61 key full size keyboard, a sturdy adjustable stand, a pair of high quality headphones, a sustain pedal and a comfortable and durable stool perfect for use in the home, on stage or in the studio and represents the perfect all in one package for beginners, students and educators alike.

The keyboard itself is highly adaptable and features 30 demo songs, 200 sounds and 200 rhythms with built-in teaching functions.

Additional features include record and playback settings that will allow you to record unto notes, your LCD display will show the this is reached by indicating FL.

All the functions and features on the Rockjam 761 Keyboard Super Kit are easily accessible and clearly labeled by a illuminated and highly responsive touchscreen.

The RockJam 761 is the perfect entry level product for an aspiring musicians. Choose from a variety of sounds - including piano to piccolo, organ, and many other orchestral instruments.

The Rock Jam 761 keyboard also has 3 different effects and controls (Effect, Control And Accompaniment Control) helping you add more style and really fill the sound of your music.

You can also play chords from a single key and learn and understand how chords are constructed. Easy To Use On-Board Practice / Teaching Functions The on-board practice / teaching functions help you to fill your sound and play along with the main melody. With the rhythm programming function, you can construct a backing to your pieces that will help further inspire you

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  • The RockJam 761 keyboard piano superkit Includes a digital keyboard with 61 full size keys giving you that traditional piano feel whilst maintaining a portable and compact design that can be powered by either mains (power supply included) or batteries
  • This RockJam 761 keyboard piano features a touch display panel that both displays feedback and engages the 200 rhythms, 200 tones, a teaching function and 30 demo songs that are Part of its functionality
  • The RockJam 761 keyboard piano has record and playback functionality allowing you to build layers to your sound and the midi output integrates with your digital audio workstation like Ableton and logic via a single cable
  • This keyboard piano superkit package includes a keyboard stand that is sturdy in design and can be adjusted to suit keyboard piano players both young and old
  • This keyboard piano superkit contains padded seat that is easily folded and has a thick padded seat for hours of comfortable play
  • This keyboard piano superkit package includes a pair of padded headphones so you can practice in privacy and without disturbing others
  • In addition to all this, the RockJam keyboard piano superkit contains a sustain pedal making it perfect for constructing any composition you wish
  • Exclusive access to content within the Simply piano application for both iOS and Android devices to assist keyboard piano players both young and old
  • Key note stickers are included within the keyboard piano package that are both easy to fit and giving you a visual indication of the right keys to play
















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Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard With 16 Backlit Performance-Ready Pads, 8-Assignable Q-Link Knobs & A 4-Way Thumbstick

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The new MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed to easily fit in the laptop-toting musicians backpack and still earn its spot on the desktop producers crowded table space.

For maximum portability, the MPK Mini MKII requires no software drivers or external power adapter for operation. It supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and powers up with a single USB connection to your computer.

With an array of hardware controls, the MPK mini MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and Digital Audio Workstations whenever inspiration strikes.

It features 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs. Plus, two banks expand the number of MPC-style pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities.

The MPK mini MKII includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas.

Finally, it comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments free downloads for immediate music creation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What software comes with the Akai MPK Mini?

The Akai MPK Mini comes with the following software:

  • Akai Pro MPC Essentials
  • SONiVOX Wobble 2
  • AIR Hybrid 3
  • Preset Editor Software

How do I get my software?

  1. Go to akaipro.com/my-account
  2. Login to your Akai Pro account. If you do not have an account, Create one.
  3. Once you have logged in or created your Akai Professional user account, choose Register a Product.
  4. Enter the requested information to Register your MPK2 series controller and press Submit.
  5. Once you have Registered your MPK2 Series controller, you can now find the downloads for the various included software within the My Account section.

What operating systems is it supported with?

The Akai MPK Mini is supported on the latest operating systems, including Windows 8 and Mac 10.9. The MPK Mini is a class-compliant plug-and-play device that does not require a specific driver installation in order to be functional and will function with all major Windows and Mac operating systems from Windows XP, Vista and 7 to Mac 10.4 and later.

Is it powered by USB or wall power supply?

The Akai MPK Mini is USB hub powered. It connects and powers by a standard USB-A to USB-B cable and does not require a wall power supply.

What are the differences between the MPK Mini MKI and MKII?
Some of the major additions and changes to the Akai MPK Mini are:

  • Features a 4-way Pitch Bend and Modulation joystick. This joystick has three assignable modes, including:
    • Pitch Bend - Up, down, left and right
    • Modulation 1 - There is a single CC per axis. The center CC is at 64 and the joystick modulates on the axis of choice.
    • Modulation 2 - There are two CCs per axis. The center axis is 0 and the endpoint CCs on each axis can be set by the user with the included preset editor.
  • Connects via standard USB-A to USB-B cable rather than a mini-USB to USB-B cable.
  • Features a Noterepeat and Full-level button option.
  • Contains a 1/4 Sustain pedal input for standard momentary non-latching foot-switch functionality.
  • The 8 velocity-sensitive pads have back-lit red and green coloring.

Can I change the default presets?

Yes! There are four built-in presets that can be chosen in the controller. These presets can be edited, adjusted and uploaded to the MPK Mini using the included preset editor.

Wait! What if I still have more questions?

Dont worry! You can watch step-by-step tutorials in the Related Video Shorts below or visit akaipro.com/kb/search/MPK_Mini for more detailed FAQs.

Technical Specs

  • Note Keys: (25) velocity-sensitive mini keys
  • Pads: (8) assignable backlit pads, velocity- and pressure-sensitive
  • Pad Banks: (2) banks
  • Knobs: (8) assignable 270 knobs
  • X-Y Controller: (1) configurable thumbstick with 3 modes
  • Octaves: 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons
  • Arpeggiator: adjustable resolution, range, and modes
  • Additional Controls:
    • Note Repeat button
    • Full Level button
    • Tap Tempo button
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) 1/4 (6.35mm) TS input for sustain pedal
  • Power: USB power via full-size USB jack; no power adapter required
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 12.5 x 7.13 x 1.75
  • Weight 1.65 lbs

Box Contents

  • MPK mini
  • USB Cable
  • MPK mini Editor (download)
  • Software Download Card
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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  • USB MIDI controller with 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys with dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to the full melodic range
  • Innovative 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, plus a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range and modes
  • Features additional inputs inch (6.35 millimeters) TS input for sustain pedal
  • Please note, MPK Mini MKII's pads will only respond if there are sounds within the host DAW that are mapped to the MIDI notes that the pads are triggering.
  • 8 fully-assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins and more
  • Comprehensive production software package for Mac and PC worth over 150 included: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)







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Yamaha P71 88-Key Weighted Action Digital Piano with Sustain Pedal and Power Supply (Amazon-Exclusive)

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The Yamaha P71B is an Amazon-exclusive model designed to be the perfect home digital piano for rehearsing, learning and creating. A full sized piano keyboard with fully-weighted keys and Yamaha premium piano voices provide the user with the most realistic feel and sound possible while maintaining a modest footprint in your home.

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  • Amazon Exclusive Model - Includes power adapter and sustain pedal
  • 88 fully weighted piano-style keys simulate the feel of an acoustic piano and provide a quality playing experience
  • Contains 10 different voices, including digitally sampled tones from real Yamaha acoustic grand pianos
  • Dual Mode lets you combine two Voices together, like piano and strings, for an inspiring new playing experience
  • Slim and stylish design with a depth of less than 12 inches, the P71 requires little space and weighs only 25 lbs





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Alesis V49 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (8 Pads / 4 Knobs / 4 Buttons)

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The performance-oriented Alesis V49 offers expressive hands-on control for the software musician seeking an inexpensive, compact MIDI keyboard controller with expanded features.

The new V series combines velocity-sensitive keys with eight drum/trigger pads, allowing virtual instruments to be played with dynamic expression. Cool blue LEDs illuminate the padsas well as the four assignable knobs and buttonsfor positive visibility. Musicians can make assignments quickly via the MIDI Learn feature. Octave shift keys provide access to the entire note range. A single USB cable provides both a power and data connection to nearly any computer.

The V49 also comes with Software Preset/Parameter utility that makes setup a snap and includes free downloads for Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does this unit need a power supply to work?

These controllers are USB hub-powered and do not take an external power supply.  

 

Do I need to install drivers for this to work on my PC/MAC?

No, these controllers are class-compliant meaning that they are plug-and-play and do not require a specific driver download in order to function.  The V series controllers will function on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well as all Mac operating systems that are 10.4.11 and above.  Also, because they are class-compliant, they will continue to function as Windows and Apple come out with later updates and operating systems.

 

What are the programmable buttons for? 

Use these buttons to send MIDI CC messages to your software. They can function as momentary or toggle (latching) buttons. You can also use the V Editor software to set each button to send program and change messages to your software. See the V Editor's User Guide to learn how to do this.

 

Does this have pre-programmed sounds?

These controllers do not.  They are midi controllers and are meant to trigger software in your computer that has sounds built into them such as Ableton, Logic ect...

 

What kind of sustain pedals does this use?

The V Series has a connection for a 1/4"" TS sustain pedal (Momentary non-latching footswitch). It would be helpful to have one that has a polarity switch on it in case you want to customize the way the pedal reacts when being pressed down or released.

 

Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a ION product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the experienced ION technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

  • http://www.alesis.com/contact

 

 

Technical Specifications

  • Keyboard: 49 keys; velocity-sensitive; full range of 127 MIDI notes with Octave Up/Down buttons or transposition
  • Pads: 8 assignable pads; velocity-sensitive; blue-backlit
  • Knobs: 4 assignable 270 knobs; blue-backlit
  • Buttons
    • 4 assignable buttons; blue-backlit
    • 2 Octave Up/Down buttons; blue-backlit
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) 1/4 TS footswitch input
  • Power: via computer USB
  • Dimensions(width x depth x height): 37.6 x 9.6 x 4.5
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs

 

Box Contents

  • V49
  • V Editor Software (download)
  • Software Download Cards
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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  • Perfect building block for music producer needing to control plug-ins and virtual instruments
  • 49 full-sized, square-front keys with adjustable sensitivity
  • 8 LED-backlit drum trigger pads respond to both velocity and pressure
  • 4 assignable knobs, 4 assignable buttons, and Pitch & Mod wheels
  • USB-powered with sustain-pedal input









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midiplus 32-Key Midi Controller 32-Key AKM320

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The AKM320 32 mini size master keyboard controller which includes pitch and modulation wheels, volume slider, octave buttons (up & down), transpose buttons (up & down) and sustain pedal input. It's powered via a single USB cable and works instantly with computer building Mac OS X or Windows XP and above.

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  • 32-note velocity sensitive mid-size key keyboard. Pitch Wheel. Modulation Wheel. Octave Buttons(Up & Down). Transpose Buttons(Up & Down).
  • Sustain Switch interface (sustain pedal does not include). USB B type: USB connect to Computer
  • ATTACHMENT: USB cable


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M-Audio SP-2 Universal Sustain Pedal with Piano Style Action for Electronic Keyboards

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Before you buy a piano pedal, ask yourself this: do I know the polarity of my piano? You're probably thinking something like, "Yeah, sure I do it's filed in my brain right between my social security number and my bank PIN." But seriously, this is important. Now, you could run off in search of your manual, or you could do yourself a favor and just buy an M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal in the first place and save yourself the trouble.

The SP-2 Sustain Pedal has a switchable polarity, so it will work with both your Yamaha piano and your Roland synth no problem.

The SP-2 Sustain Pedal also feels great, providing realistic piano pedal resistance and a slip-resistant grippy rubber bottom. And because the SP-2 Sustain Pedal is built to last, it will be there when you get your next synth or piano, ready to handle anything.

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  • Classic-style sustain pedal for use with any electronic keyboard
  • Designed to work and feel just like acoustic piano's sustain pedal
  • Slip-resistant rubber bottom grips the floor while you play
  • High-quality chrome foot pedal with expressive half-pedal capabilities
  • Includes 6-foot cable with 1/4-inch jack; 1-year warranty.The SP-2 is a high-quality switchable damper pedal




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Behringer U-Control UMX610 61-Key USB/MIDI Controller Keyboard with Separate USB/Audio Interface

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61-key USB MIDI Controller with Pitch and Modulation Wheels, Volume Slider, Assignable Knobs and Switches and Software

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  • Velocity-sensitive USB/MIDI keyboard featuring 61 high-quality full-size keys and unbeatable programming versatility, real-time control and playability
  • USB/Audio interface included for recording and playback of any digital music file. Works with your PC or Mac* computer-no setup or drivers
  • Free audio recording, editing and podcasting software plus 150 instrument/effect plug-ins and ultra-low latency driver downloadable
  • Plug and play with Mac OS X* and Windows XP* or higher operating systems
  • 8 real-time rotary controls plus 10 assignable switches






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Alesis VI61 Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)

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The Alesis VI61 is an advanced USB MIDI keyboard controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons without needing to reach for your mouse.

The 61 keys are semi-weighted, velocity- and pressure-sensitive, and you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range to play bass lines, chords, and melodies using dedicated Octave Up/Down buttons. Pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing, and you can launch clips or finger drum using the 16 velocity-sensitive RGB trigger pads.

VI61 features 16 assignable knobs and 48 assignable buttons for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments. Open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more.

A single USB connection to your Mac or PC provides power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug into your computer and start making music.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Does this unit need a power supply to work?

These controllers are USB hub-powered and do not require a power supply.  If you would like to purchase a power supply, they can be powered with an optional power adapter (9V DC, 500 mA, center-positive) sold separately.
 

Do I need to install drivers for this to work on my PC/MAC?

No, these controller are class-compliant meaning that they are plug-and-play and do not require a specific driver download in order to function.  The VI series controllers will function on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well as all Mac operating systems that are 10.4.11 and above.  Also, because they are class-compliant, they will continue to function as Windows and Apple come out with later updates and operating systems.
 

Can I use this with external midi devices? 

Yes you can!  Use a standard five-pin MIDI cable to connect this MIDI Out to the MIDI In of an external MIDI device (e.g., a synthesizer, sequencer, drum machine, etc.).  If you are using VI25 to control an external MIDI module, connect VI25's power input to a power outlet using an optional power adapter (9 V DC, 500 mA, center-positive, sold separately).
 

Does this have pre-programmed sounds?

These controllers do not.  They are midi controllers and are meant to trigger software in your computer that has sounds built into them such as Ableton Live, Apple Logic ect...
 

What is the ROLL function on the VI series? 

Press the ROLL button to activate or deactivate Roll Mode.  In this mode, pressing and holding a pad (that is set to send Note On messages) causes the pad to re-trigger at a rate based on the current Tempo and Time Division settings. This button can function as a toggle (latching) or momentary button. In Roll Mode, some controls have different functions:

  • Press one of¬†Assignable Buttons 1724¬†to select the current¬†Time Division, which determines the rate of the Roll feature.
  • Turn assignable¬†Knob 1¬†to adjust the¬†Gate, which determines the length of the repeated note.
  • Turn assignable¬†Knob 2¬†to adjust the¬†Swing, which determines how much swing (a ""shuffle"" feel) is applied to the repeated note. ¬†

 

Technical Specs

  • Keyboard: 61 keys; velocity-sensitive with aftertouch; full range of 127 MIDI notes with Octave Up/Down buttons or transposition
  • Pads: 16 assignable pads; velocity-sensitive; RGB-backlit
  • Knobs: 16 assignable 270 knobs; blue-backlit
  • Buttons
    • 48 assignable buttons; blue-backlit
    • 6 assignable transport buttons; blue- or red-backlit
    • 2 Octave Up/Down buttons; blue-backlit
    • 2 Value Up/Down buttons; blue-backlit
    • 1 Tempo button; blue-backlit
    • 1 Roll Mode button; blue-backlit
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) 1/4 TS footswitch input
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI out
  • Display: 3-digit, 7-segment LCD
  • Power
    • via computer USB
    • via power adapter (sold separately): 9V DC, 500mA, center-positive
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 44.1 x 12.4 x 4.5
  • Weight: 13.0 lbs

 

Box Contents

  • VI61
  • VI Editor Software (download)
  • Software Download Cards
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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  • MIDI keyboard controller for composing digital music and playing virtual instruments
  • 61 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys and 16 multi-color RGB backlit pads that respond to velocity and pressure
  • 16 knobs and 48 buttons assignable for hands-on control of your digital audio workstation, plug-ins, and instruments
  • Powered by USB connection to computer with optional power adapter for more complex setups
  • Includes AIR Xpand!2 virtual instrument and Ableton Live Lite free downloads. USB MIDI and 5-pin MIDI Out offer flexible MIDI connectivity




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midiplus MIDI Keyboard Controller X6 mini

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X mini MIDI keyboard has a lot of features and is easy to use. With USB connection, you can enjoy making music whenever you want to.
X6 mini MIDI keyboards which have 61 weighted keys respectively.
X mini MIDI keyboard is hot plug supported. No driver is needed.
It is powered by USB and no external power supply is needed.

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  • X6 mini MIDI keyboards which have 61 weighted keys respectively. X mini MIDI keyboard is hot plug supported. No driver is needed. It is powered by USB and no external power supply is needed.
  • 3 segment backlit LED. Capacitive touch sensors to control PITCH and MODULATION. Featured with SHIFT for customized functions and OCTAVE/TRANSPOSE.
  • 4 customizable knobs; Default setting: T1 (Volume), T2 (Pan), T3 (Expression Controller), T4 (Reverb).ATTACHMENT manual cable




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Akai Professional MPK261 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller with LCD Screen (16 Pads / 8 Knobs / 8 Faders), VIP Software Download Included

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The Akai Professional MPK2 series of performance pad and keyboard controllers are an all-in-one controller solution for studio composers and live music performers. The MPK2 series combines deep software integration, enhanced workflow, and core technologies from the iconic line of MPC workstations with a keyboard for maximum flexibility without complication.

The MPK261 features 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch pressure sensitivity; 16 MPC-style pads with RGB feedback; 8 Q-Link knobs, faders, and switches; and onboard transport buttons. Four pad banks expand the number of assignable pads to 64 total, and three banks expand assignable knobs, faders, and switches to 24 each.

Plus, MPK261 is optimized to interface directly with your Mac or PC with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity.

Technical Specs

  • Note Keys: (61) keys; semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons or transposition
  • Pads: (16) pads; velocity- and pressure-sensitive; (4) banks
  • Faders: (8) faders; (3) banks
  • Knobs: (8) 360 encoders; (3) banks
  • Switches: 8 switches; LED-backlit; (3) banks
  • Inputs / Outputs
    • (1) USB port
    • (1) 1/4 (6.35mm) TRS expression pedal input
    • (2) 1/4 (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal or footswitch inputs
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI in
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI out
  • Power: via computer USB bus or USB charger (sold separately) via power adapter (sold separately): 6V DC, 1A, center-positive
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 35.63 x 12.25 x 3.38
  • Weight: 15.1 lbs

Box Contents

  • MPK261
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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  • All-in-one controller with keyboard and trigger pads for performing live and composing in studio
  • 61 semi-weighted, full-size keys with pressure sensitivity
  • 16 RGB-illuminated MPC-style pads (64 assignable via 4 banks)
  • 8 control knobs, 8 faders, and 8 switches (24 assignable each via 3 banks)
  • Includes VIP - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
  • Please Note: This keyboard does not come with a traditional power adapter since the keyboard is mainly used with a computer, and the USB cable is the power cable because the computer fully powers the keyboard





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