Xkey 25-Key Portable Musical Keyboard
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- Xtra Mobility: Ultra 3.6 mm slim edge, elegant aluminum frame, light and portable design
- Xtra Professional: 25 Standard-size keys, Professional velocity sensitivity, Polyphonic after touch, High Resolution Pitch Bend
- Xtra Compatibility: USB MIDI compliant with iPad, Android, tablet / phone, Microsoft Surface Pro, Mac and PC
- Xtra Usability: Perfect for mobile music creation, studio recording, and live performance
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|Item Dimensions||5.31 x 15.27 x 0.62 in||9 x 18.5 x 2.7 in||8.25 x 12.8 x 1.75 in||8.98 x 18.43 x 2.68 in||30 x 9 x 4 in||9.1 x 13.2 x 1.02 in|
|Number of Keys||25||32||25||32||37||61|
The CME Xkey is the answer to mobile music creation. It is unique in today's market Xkey - your first choice of musical keyboard In the tablet PC era, will you still prefer a desktop computer? In the mobile music era, will you still need a traditional MIDI keyboard? In the portable musical instrument era, will you compromise with poor performance features? Xkey is currently the world's only truly portable music companion that belongs to you. While at home in the studio or living room, it doesn't force you to play in one spot. Nor should the slim appearance fool you - professional performance is not compromised. You can see its elegance, touch its refinement and play with delicacy. It can hide in your backpack and is with you to communicate your musical inspiration.
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This thing is amazing. Was looking for a small MIDI keyboard to place in front of the monitor, as well as to throw in a laptop bag for travel. This is the only compact keyboard that I could find with FULL SIZE KEYS that fits in both places.
I noted a few comments about click noise from the keys. It's not any louder than the clack or clunk from any plastic synth keyboard, and I have several synth action keyboards to compare this with. No bother at all.
If you download the Xkey Plus app, you can configure the key velocity response to your liking. It is very easy to play and responds well. I don't have any issue with the minimum key travel depth.
Maybe not for your main keyboard, but for actually playing a virtual instrument on your computer, you need one of these. I think it's a bit more fun to play than a real keyboard. The fast action makes it easy to glide across the keys in a way that would be difficult with real keys. For more on keyboard instrument evolution, visit the Roli website and take a look at the Roli Seaboard. Continuous touch and fingertip expression. Very cool, but they don't come cheap.
The Xkey 25 is less than $100, the frame is made from aluminum, not cheap plastic. It's well designed and feels solid.
If you just want to trigger drum beats or loops, maybe one of the mini-key controllers with trigger pads and mixer knobs would suit you better. I tried one of those, but returned it and got this instead. Couldn't stand the small size of the mini-keys. Overall very satisfied with the CME Xkey 25 and highly recommend it!!!
There are compact MIDI trigger and mixer controllers without keys that would pair up nicely with this if you need the additional functions for Ableton Live or something like that.
Oh yeah, about that orange USB cable. It's loud. But on the positive side, it helps you find it fast in the back of your computer or gear rack. And it's also long ... very, very, long.
Update - the keyboard is great - but the wire that connects it is very fragile. Be extremely careful plugging in or removing the USB cord! Cost me a keyboard - and XKey a star.
It turned out the ipad was the problem. Took iPad to apple and had the iPad replaced. Keyboard works great now.
1) Velocity sensitivity. the literal weight of my fingers is 128 velocity, and it's really difficult to get a comfortable weight to the keys without turning it down in my DAW (Sonar X2 in my case.) Same with aftertouch, I need to be extra soft.
2) Since the drivers install directly from the keyboard (Instantly! Amazingly fast!) and there's no software, it's 100% a midi keyboard only. There's no way to use it in any other way as far as I can tell. It's be nice if I could dual-purpose it as a 30 button surface with mappable keys, but that's not what I bought it for, so no complaints.
Your average Amazon reviewer would probably give this thing 5 stars. It's solidly built and works exactly as advertised.