You can also ad sustain pedals to this board as well. Hi Claudio, Thanks for posting! As for channel and patch selection, that is also something you have to assign with a program, at least thats how I did it I use mainstage, and if you are a mac user, so should you because it rocks!!! Works well with Digital Performat 4. Greetings, ever since I have done a factory reset, now whenever I turn on the Keystation Pro 88, I hear a G sound being played. The only cons are: - Mine has a key with faulty velocity response. The smallest voltage variation for example when my wife uses the microwave or the blender causes it to crash and I have to reboot my system. But the Keystation's natural feel is remarkable, especially at its £399 price point. Drawbar, in particular, is worth its weight in gold to organ players, as it instantly inverts all the 60mm faders so that they send their lowest value at the top of their travel and the highest at the bottom, thereby simulating exactly the way drawbars functioned on Hammond organs.
I have played better weighted keyboards and this one does a pretty good job, but for the price, its hard to complain. As for the configuration and setup, its plug and play with my macbook. I suspect that the majority of purchasers of the Keystation will be using it with a computer, and therefore don't require a separate power supply. So if you are looking for a real piano feeling midi keyboard this will leave you unsatisfied, plus the keys are too heavy to use it for your production if you are into hip hop. Let me know if you have any additional questions. The main reason is that when you recall a program, you can choose to only load part of its controller set, leaving other controllers still left on the previous assignments.
I cant recall when I used it last, maybe before I upgraded to Pro Tools 12. Of course, it does require a fairly organised mind to keep track of what you are controlling where, but you are not forced to use this facility if you don't wish to. M Audio fell short with this board with trying to make it have a real piano feel to it. In order for button b44-c60 to be recognized in the sequencers, you'll need to remap them to proper controls and also adjust default values for them to use. If you wish to fiddle with the response, there are nine different velocity curves which can be selected, but I have to say I found the default setting a simple linear one was just fine. The Midi controls are very convenient and easy to use. To make these critically important buttons work as they should, you need to enable the keystation as a control surface.
If you do not know the note names, on the 61-note keyboard shown below, the white keys from the bottom left side up are: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, and then the sequence repeats. Hi Claudio, Thanks for posting! My favourite is the Native Instruments B4 in 06. Now that I am getting use to the Pro 88, I am digging it, but at first I definitely liked the Korg's better overall. This happens every time I sit down and play it, but it only happens the first time you strike the key and then it is fine and its not all the keys, but quite a few. In the studio, this should never be a problem. When I first saw this I thought it would be much more expensive than it is, as it is quite reasonably priced.
Each controller is labelled on the panel with the group letter, as well as its own individual number in the format A35, C3 or B46, so can you see immediately which group a controller belongs to. It's a great keyboard and class compliant, but it sits in Device Manager under 'Other Devices' with a yellow triangle against the name Keystation Pro 88, so it recognises it, but reports, on updating the driver, that there are no drivers available for it. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. It seems to be a common issue for quite a few people. An extra bonus is that when you switch the unit off, it retains whatever is in the current setup as an additional memory, so you can have a complicated multi-Group selection available to you at power-up. In the past, many keyboards designed for use with a computer have had a rather cheap plastic look which belies their excellent feature set. This issue happens even after a factory reset has been done.
I guess it's missing after touch though, so that is a short coming. The feel has a major impact on how you play a piano sound; within hours of receiving the review unit, I was using it very successfully for a rehearsal at which the rest of the band said how good the piano was sounding. This will not require a support code. The keyboard is also amazingly light when you take into account that the keys are semi-weighted. Also, the some of the keys do that sticky thing as well as some make squeaky noises. Keystation Pro 88 is not fully supported for use with Windows 10, but it is class-compliant meaning it should not require any additional drivers and should still work.
The playing feel is heavier than a synth but not too heavy, which means you can reach the highest velocity level 127 without having to hammer on the keys. Warranty and non-warranty claims cannot be handled here on the forum but I can point you in the right direction! The M Audio KeyStation Pro 88 is a full midi keyboard with midi out and midi in with all of the octaves of a real piano. Most of these functions are self-explanatory, but a few are worth looking at in a bit more detail. . I'll give it a 9 since the faders aren't motorized like I hoped. What is causing this kind of issue, and how can I fix it? Select your country to find the nearest office.
It has programmable wheels - usually for pitch and modulation, and has a ton of other programmable knobs, dials, buttons, and faders that will control different things in different situations. It has weighted keys, which makes it feel more like a real piano, and while it has a ton of parameters, I usually don't end up using too many of them as I like to control my virtual instruments within the box. It is usb bus powered which is very helpful. Assigning knobs and buttons is generally a thing you do with whatever programs you are using. The manual is small and pretty much covers all the things you need to know about this keyboard. I also have M-audio's much better in the way of craftsmanship but doesn't have the weighted keys and I also used to own a.
I highly suggest this as a smart buy for anyone using Reason software. You wont be able to do those quick sliding melodies and synth lines with this board because the keys are too heavy. The two windows interact in real time, so if you drag the upper limit of a zone on the graphic display, the box in the parameter display updates. You should however make sure that your laptop's power supply is plugged in, as the Keystation, like many peripherals for portable computers, drains the laptop battery much faster than the computer does on its own. It's fixed, here's how it worked for me.
Let me know if you have any additional questions. Microsoft Chat Support a really helpful guy called Christian then decided as a last resort to push Win 10 Pro out direct from their servers to replace the Win 10 Pro I had installed and kept updated. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend, Inc. The keyboard seems well built. But I bought a demo device and I'm expecting to get a new one. If a part is shown as Out of Stock, then we do not have it, and in most cases, we don't know when or even if we might have it again.