Acorn Masterkey 25
Acorn Masterkey 25
Top 63%1,504 points
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Acorn Masterkey 25 review: 24 facts and highlights

1. Has octave buttons

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.
Acorn Masterkey 25

2. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Acorn Masterkey 25
30% have it

3. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
Acorn Masterkey 25
44% have it

4. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
0
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

5. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Acorn Masterkey 25
66% have it

6. Has a pitch wheel

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.
Acorn Masterkey 25
66% have it

7. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Acorn Masterkey 25
68% have it

8. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

9. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
3
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

10. The device is mappable

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.
Acorn Masterkey 25
79% have it

11. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Acorn Masterkey 25
99% have it

12. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.
Acorn Masterkey 25
49% have it

13. Has velocity sensitive keys

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.
Acorn Masterkey 25
69% have it

14. volume

5090.1cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

15. weight

2kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

16. number of knobs

More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
4
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

17. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
1
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

18. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.
Acorn Masterkey 25

19. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

20. Has synth-action keys

A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.
Acorn Masterkey 25
17% have it

21. width

470mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

22. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Acorn Masterkey 25
99% have it

23. thickness

57mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

24. height

190mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm

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