Introducing theM-Audio Hammer 88 - 88 Key Hammer Action USB/MIDI Controller. This is a highly sophisticated controller keyboard that takes the authentic feel of a piano and combines it with the modern convenience and power of MIDI. Along with this unrivalled feel the Hammer 88 features 32 assignable buttons, knobs and faders in order to provide the user with complete control over almost any music software.
With MAUDIO's Hammer 88 you have a keyboard that is a pleasure to play. Featuring realistic acoustic piano keys that offer selectable velocity curves for different playing styles, authentic graded hammer action key weighting along with soft and expression pedal inputs, this is a controller keyboard that will bring out every subtle nuance of your playing.
Each and every control has been designed and placed with precision and care, prioritising expression and ease of use for the player. Construct and evolve your sound on the go with the unity-locking pitch wheel and a separate modulation wheel by sprinkling portamento and glissando effects into your music. You can even connect the mod wheel to any assignable parameter in your virtual instrument arsenal!
Performance intensity and mood can be can be manipulated using a Master Volume Fader while control can be further expanded by MIDI mapping this to compatible parameters in a DAW or virtual instrument collection. On top of this the Hammer 88 includes Up and Down buttons for toggling between programs, MMC messages, alternative effects, octaves and much more. With a Hammer 88 you are covered in the pedal department too thanks to the addition of three inputs reserved for Sustain, Expression and Soft pedals.
Love your outboard instruments and external studio equipment? With the Hammer 88 controller you are not limited to just virtual instruments. Studio equipment MIDI information can be sent, via a handy 5-pin MIDI Output, to any peripheral device that is compatible, whether this is a hardware synthesiser, sound module or drum machine!
88 fully weighted, hammer action keys
5 pin MIDI output
USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software and more
Pitch bend, modulation and volume controls
Sustain, expression and soft pedal inputs
USB powered (No power supply required)
Includes music rest
Plug in and plug using your Mac or PC
Requirements: PC: Windows 7 or later OR Mac: OS X 10.8 or later
Included software is Abelton Live Lite, Eighty Eight, Mini Grand, Velvet, DB-33 and Skoove.