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Miditech GarageKey Groove

Miditech GarageKey Groove
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Miditech GarageKey Groove review: specs and price

Miditech GarageKey Groove
Miditech GarageKey Groove

Why is Miditech GarageKey Groove better than the average?

  • Drum pads
    8vs4.83
  • Volume
    2432cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Number of faders
    4vs3.66
  • Weight
    800gvs3.86kg
  • Thickness
    40mmvs73.85mm
  • Width
    320mmvs701.78mm
  • Height
    190mmvs246.59mm

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Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
Miditech GarageKey Groove

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

2.volume

2432cm³

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3.weight

800g

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4.thickness

40mm

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5.width

320mm

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6.height

190mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has octave buttons
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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

8

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

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3.Has a bank selector button
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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.

4.number of faders

4

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

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5.encoders

0

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.

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8

6.number of knobs

4

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.

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Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive pads
Miditech GarageKey Groove
2.total keys

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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3.Has velocity sensitive keys
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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.

4.drum pads

8

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

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16

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Miditech GarageKey Groove

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with Windows
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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

3.The device is mappable
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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

5.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Miditech GarageKey Groove

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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