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

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

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
37% have it

3. Has plug and play feature

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

4. weight

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

5. volume

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

6. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

7. Has a display

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

8. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
39% have it

9. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
78% have it

10. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

11. thickness

13mm thinner.
83mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
70mm

12. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
48% have it

14. Has a modulation wheel

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

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. number of faders

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

17. number of buttons

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

18. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
72% have it

19. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
69% have it

20. 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
3

21. 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.
0
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
10

22. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25
44% have it

23. height

32mm shorter.
266mm
Akai Professional LPK 25: 97mm
298mm

24. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25

25. 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.
CME Z-Key 49
Arturia KeyLab 25

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