The Keystation Mini 32 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 32 velocity-sensitive synth action keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, with on-board octave controls providing access to the full melodic keyboard range to play anything from bass lines to piano harmony to lead melodies.
Lightweight and mobile, the controller is perfect for traveling musicians who use music software during live performances, or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a small footprint to the studio. The unit is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Additionally, iOS connectivity is supported using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) for performing and composing with audio apps on an iPad or another iOS device.
The keyboard ships with two pieces of software, AIR Music Technology's Ignite software, and Ableton Live Lite music creation software. Ableton Live Lite is a performance and production program that is perfect for spontaneous composition or improvising, recording, remixing and editing musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Ignite software is an intuitive music creation platform for capturing ideas quickly. Individual musical ideas are captured as phrases, or "clips" with multiple clips playable together, or grouped to create more complex phrases and song sections.
Included with Ignite are over 275 instrument sounds developed by AIR Music Technology. In addition to a versatile arpeggiator, Smart MIDI technology provides both a Chord Player and a Phrase Player that can introduce new musical parts to enhance a production or a drum pattern. Email ideas to the rest of the band or share musical ideas and songs with other musicians through SoundCloud, all without ever leaving Ignite. Plus, WAV and MIDI files can be exported, and then imported into any DAW recording software.
32 velocity-sensitive synth style keys
USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
Pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for expressive performances
USB-powered and supports plug-and-play connectivity to a Mac or PC
Lightweight design for easy setup and portability
iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
Ableton Live Lite music performance and creation software
AIR Music Technology's Ignite music creation software