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Icon iKeyboard 3

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Icon iKeyboard 3 review: specs and price

Icon iKeyboard 3
Icon iKeyboard 3

Why is Icon iKeyboard 3 better than the average?

  • Number of buttons
    21vs17.66
  • Encoders
    1vs0.35
  • Volume
    6156.11cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    2.13kgvs3.86kg
  • Width
    479mmvs701.78mm
  • Thickness
    68mmvs73.85mm
  • Height
    189mmvs246.59mm

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Design

1.Has a display
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The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

2.Has backlit LED buttons
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Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

3.volume

6156.11cm³

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4.weight

2.13kg

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5.thickness

68mm

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16mm

6.width

479mm

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310mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
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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.

2.number of buttons

21

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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3.Has tap tempo control
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A feature on some MIDI devices that allows to adjust tempo in real time based on an external input or by “tapping” a button on the device itself. It is used to allow musicians the flexibility of playing at any desired tempo based on their musical input.

4.number of faders

0

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

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5.Has a transport control section
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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.

6.Has touch strips
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Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signals/sounds through touch, using different pressure sensitivities.

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Keys & Pads

1.total keys

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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2.drum pads

0

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

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3.Has velocity sensitive keys
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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.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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.

3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

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Features

1.Is compatible with iOS
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It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

2.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

3.The device is mappable
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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.

4.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

5.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

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