Korg microKEY Air Bluetooth Controller – yes please!
The new Korg microKEY Air Bluetooth midi keyboard is available in 25, 37, 49 or 61-key models and thanks to its wireless connectivity can be used without that pesky USB cable.
The mini keyboard is ideal for laptop producers and of course owners of iPads looking to make music on the go and depending on which configuration you select, is uber portable.
The Korg microKEY Air boasts a natural touch mini keyboard which the tech company says makes using the device very playable. Other than the 25-key model, all the others also have an assignable jack to connect a damper pedal. For the 25-key version there is a sustain button that is used for the damper function.
The same applies on Korg microKEY Air 25 when it comes to the pitch bend and modulation wheels. These exist on all the others except the 25-key which has a joystick. All models also have an arpeggiator function.
The Korg microKEY Air also comes with a great collection of bundled software such as a special edition of the truly awesome KORG Gadget (well worth checking out), KORG Module as well as the superb KORG Legacy Collection which includes five of KORG’s classic plugin instruments.
This software bundle plus a Korg microKEY Air and an iPad and you’re pretty much equipped to make music.
Software for Mac/Windows
- KORG Legacy Collection – M1 Le (synthesizer sound module) with a special upgrade pass to the KORG Legacy Collection – Special Bundle
- UVI Digital Synsations (synthesizer sound module)
- AAS Ultra Analog Session (synthesizer sound module)
- AAS Strum Acoustic Session (acoustic guitar sound module)
- AAS Lounge Lizard Session (electric piano sound module)
- Propellerhead Reason Limited (DAW music production software)
- Ableton Live $50 discount coupon (DAW music production software)
Apps for iPad/iPhone
- KORG Module Limited (piano/keyboard sound module app)
- Dedicated editor software “KORG KONTROL Editor” is provided
- By using the dedicated KORG KONTROL Editor for Mac/Windows you can customize the keyboard to your preferences, including fine adjustments to the velocity curve.
Expect to pay
- Korg microKEY Air – 25-key – R 1,669
- Korg microKEY Air – 49-Key – R 2,699
- Korg microKEY Air – 61-Key – R 3,299