Icon iKeyboard 6
Icon iKeyboard 6
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Icon iKeyboard 6 review: 26 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
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74% have it

2. volume

12517.85cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

3. weight

4.67kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

4. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
21
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

5. drum pads

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

6. Has tap tempo control

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.
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13% have it

7. 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.
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49% have it

8. Is compatible with iOS

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
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40% have it

9. 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.
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10. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Icon iKeyboard 6
73% 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.
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79% have it

12. 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.
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69% have it

13. Has a display

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

14. 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.
1
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

15. Has touch strips

Touch strips allow users to control and modulate audio signals/sounds through touch, using different pressure sensitivities.
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10% have it

16. 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.
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58% have it

17. Is compatible with Windows

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

18. Is compatible with Mac OS X

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

19. thickness

68mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

20. 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.
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52% have it

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

22. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
61
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88

23. width

974mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

24. number of faders

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

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.
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