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Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top 1%155 points
Top 1%
Top 34%103 points
Top 34%
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
Top specs and features

Samson Graphite 25 vs Arturia KeyLab 25: 33 facts in comparison

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
Samson Graphite 25
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.
Samson Graphite 25
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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
30% have it

4. volume

30.87% less body volume.
6706.8cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³
9699.9cm³

5. weight

1.5kg lighter.
2.4kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g
3.9kg

6. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

7. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
4
Novation Launchkey 61: 16
0

8. Has backlit LED buttons

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
72% have it

9. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
27
Novation SL MkII 61: 58
23

10. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
69% have it

11. number of faders

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

12. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
39% have it

13. thickness

10mm thinner.
60mm
CME Xkey: 16mm
70mm

14. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
48% have it

15. Has a modulation wheel

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

16. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
68% have it

17. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
66% have it

18. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
99% have it

19. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
78% have it

20. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25

21. total keys

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.
25
Icon Logicon 8 air: 88
25

22. 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.
8
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16
10

23. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25

24. Has transpose button

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

25. 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.
Samson Graphite 25
Arturia KeyLab 25
57% have it

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