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M-AUDIO Keystation 88 Full Size 88-Note Keyboard ( Windows PC / Mac )

by M-Audio

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  • Full size, 88-note velocity sensitive keyboard provides an authentic playing experience, with hammer action fine-tuned to satisfy the most demanding players
  • 4 zones accommodate up to 4 layers or splits per patch
  • Includes 9 faders, 24 rotary controllers and 22 buttons
  • 12 key data entry pad
  • Pitch wheel, modulation wheel, sustain pedal and controller pedals are all fully assignable
  • Full size, 88-note velocity sensitive keyboard provides an authentic playing experience
  • 12 key data entry pad. Hammer action fine-tuned to satisfy the most demanding players
  • 4 zones accommodate up to 4 layers or splits per patch. With hammer action fine-tuned to satisfy the most demanding players
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 60 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 60 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0001N7SWE
  • Item model number: US71020
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,858 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 27, 2004

Product Description

M-Audio's Keystation Pro 88 is an 88-key hammer-action USB powered MIDI controller with features that make it the most comprehensive and competitive product of it's kind. The response of the professional action has been fine-tuned to satisfy the most demanding players, and 4 zones accommodate up to 4 layers or splits per patch. The stunning complement of MIDI-assignable controllers includes 9 faders, 24 rotary controllers and 22 buttons?and pitch wheel, modulation wheel, sustain pedal and controller pedals are all fully assignable as well. 10 memory locations store all controller settings, and the included Enigma editor provides unlimited storage. All this power weighs in at approximately 47 lbs., making it the perfect centerpiece for both studio and stage. 88 Keys 9 Assignable Faders 24 Assignable Rotary Dials 22 Assignable Buttons 1 MIDI OUT socket 1 MIDI IN socket 1 USB socket 1 DC Power Supply Socket 9 Function Buttons 4 Zone/Group Buttons 1 Zone/Group select button 2 Octave shift Buttons 12-Key Data Entry Pad Custom LCD Display Pitch-bend Wheel Modulation Wheel 2 Sustain pedal sockets 1 Volume Control Socket WARRANTY 1 year parts and labor.


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And many others online have the same complaint.
Randon Purcell
I am very satisfied with this keyboard and have also regularly played real pianos (some of which have lousier actions than this!).
BeethovenMahler
Once you get the learning curve, its quite easy.
Paul A. Roberts

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By P. de Tuanama on March 19, 2010
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Many of you will find this quite funny, but hopefully there are some that will find it helpful. I bought this to use as a free standing piano. It is not one! It is a MIDI controller which only works with a computer or sound box as it doesn't have 'sounds' of it's own. It functions wonderfully as it is intended, but not a stand alone piano. The say 'bought learning is the best kind', well this is a lesson I won't forget. It was my fault for not better educating myself before purchase. I have decided to keep it and just hook it to my computer everytime I want to play. The people from whom I bought it were helpful and nice and it is again and excellent MIDI controller! lol.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Powell on December 2, 2007
this is the best 88 key controller I've used for all-around features in the sub$1000USD market. they keys aren't wobbly or cheap as another reviewer suggests, they feel like just about any other weighted synthesizer keyboard. velocity control can be tweaked to use different velocity curves, and the knobs, buttons, sliders, etc can all be assigned to custom midi messages. the editor software is not simple to use for a beginner, but allows alot of flexibility. I cannot comment on it's usb functionality as I have it connected to a midi timepiece.

I use this as my main controller in my "Budget" 20k studio. works great for just about everything that it's intended to do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Z. deScathach on December 10, 2009
While it's true that this keyboard does not have an action equaling a fine piano, I've never the less been using it live for several years, and no one has a problem with my playing. I like the heavy action, and I fell into playing it quickly and easily. Firstly the amount of midi control that this has is almost overwhelming. Complex splits can be managed with ease, and with 17 buttons, 24 knobs, and 9 faders, you can control just about anything. The buttons are in a straight line right above the keyboard for easy access, I can bring loops in and out without missing a beat. All of the controls, including the transport controls, are thoughtfully placed with the performer in mind. The bottomline is, if it broke, (knock on wood), I'd get another one. I love my pro 88.

Oh. And the price. The price.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By xiao ma on August 26, 2009
I purchased one of these over three years ago and it still works great with daily use. I've spent most of my life playing on pianos and haven't had any issues with the action, feel, velocity, etc. of the Keystation 88. If you're looking for keys that feel like a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand, keep looking (and good luck). But, if you're in the market for a high performance full-sized keyboard loaded with lots of midi control capabilities (for a great price), I highly recommend this controller. It's hard to beat in terms of value, functionality, and durability. You won't be disappointed!

(I'll be taking it with me on tour this fall, it's that reliable)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Abe Froehman on April 17, 2009
I've had this controller for a couple of years now. The action was a little stiff for the first month but after that "break in" period it plays well. My only gripe is that it's doesn't snap back quite as quickly as a real piano. But unless your playing a lot of Chopin or Liszt on a regular basis it plays fine.

I've used for both recording and live use and it does quite well with both. It's construction is a both good and bad for live situations. It's quite sturdy but it's a bit heavy to lug around.

I've found it's interface excellent for recording. It's faders cab fairly easily routed to be used as a mixer in programs like Cubase. Have transport controls on the keyboard make it much easy to record takes on your own.

Overall, I'd recommend this keyboard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BeethovenMahler on August 11, 2013
I bought this midi controller in 2009. This has served as my practice instrument since then. After playing scales on this for hours a day for the first few months I went to a real piano. To my surprise the real piano was easier to play! suggesting the action in this was just right for practice and also realistic enough for the price you pay.

After about 3 years of banging on these keys, one of the keys appeared to have lost velocity sensitivity. I was exasperated since it was the bflat right below the middle octave and didnt want to take this to repair as it was like 50 pounds.

Luckily I found a youtube video where it shows what the problem is and how to fix it:
[...]
It takes a couple of hours and some workspace to open this up but you can simply swap the "contact strips" from a remote key region, or can also replace these for cheap from here: [...]

once I swapped the strips the keyboard functions fantastically.

Do not listen to stupid complaints about real piano feel here. The keys are just good enough for the portability and price this keyboard offers. I am very satisfied with this keyboard and have also regularly played real pianos (some of which have lousier actions than this!).

One tip: I cover the keyboard with cloth when not in use, as dust can get in and mess it up.
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