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IK Multimedia iRig Keys review: specs and price

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
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IK Multimedia iRig Keys

Why is IK Multimedia iRig Keys better than the average?

  • Height
    120mmvs246.59mm
  • Width
    503mmvs701.78mm
  • Volume
    2414.4cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Weight
    660gvs3.86kg
  • Thickness
    40mmvs73.85mm

Price comparison

Design

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

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
2.height
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

120mm

3.weight
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Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

453g

660g

4.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

2414.4cm³

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

40mm

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

503mm

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.

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

5

3.number of knobs
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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.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

0

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

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

0

5.Has a pitch wheel
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The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semitone to huge multioctave pitch swings.

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6.Has a modulation wheel
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The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys

Keys & Pads

1.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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2.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

37

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

0

Ports

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

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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.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys

Features

1.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.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
2.Is compatible with Windows
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It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
3.Has plug and play feature
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The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

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

IK Multimedia iRig Keys
5.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.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys

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