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Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Top 6%145 points
Top 6%
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
Top specs and features

Arturia KeyLab 25 vs CME Z-Key 49: 33 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
74% have it

2. Has semi-weighted keys

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
37% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
30% have it

4. volume

38.89% less body volume.
9699.9cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
15874.08cm³

5. Has a bank selector button

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
38% have it

6. weight

2kg lighter.
3.9kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
5.9kg

7. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
73% have it

8. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
23
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
3

9. Has aftertouch keyboard

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
40% have it

10. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
68% have it

11. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
79% have it

12. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
66% have it

13. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
49% have it

14. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49

15. drum pads

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

16. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
66% have it

17. 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.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
69% have it

18. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
99% have it

19. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
99% have it

20. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
9
Nektar Panorama P6: 10
0

21. Has a transport control section

The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
58% have it

22. width

254mm narrower.
465mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm
719mm

23. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
49

24. Has an input/connector for the expression pedal

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
52% have it

25. Has hybrid synth feature

A controller with a mixed (analog and digital) signal path. It creates an authentic synthesizer feel, using a combination of hardware and software.
Arturia KeyLab 25
CME Z-Key 49
6% have it

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