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M-Audio Ships Code Series Keyboards
Three models of the USB MIDI controller with X/Y pad hit the stores 14/08/15
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M-Audio has announced that deliveries have begun of its highly-anticipated Code Series keyboards, a family of three full-featured models. They say that, available in 25-, 49- and 61-key versions, the Code Series combines a remarkably smooth-feeling keyboard with a surprisingly complete feature set to create a keyboard line of unusually professional capability and unexpected value.
A spokesperson told us, "The Code Series builds upon M-Audio's legacy of innovative workflow and playability. Their comprehensive controls automatically map to popular DAW's such as Ableton Live, Apple GarageBand, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, and Cubase, so artists can easily convert their creativity into immediate, tangible results. The Code Series delivers top-of-the-line performance with their professional-feel keybeds, very complete feature sets and included software, yet they are priced far below what might ordinarily be expected for this level of capability."
All Code Series keyboards feature:
Smooth-feel, semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
16 velocity-sensitive pads with LED feedback
Touch pad for X/Y axis control
USB Bus powered for portability and ease of use
5 Pin MIDI Input, and Output jacks allowing you to control your favorite synths
Assignable pitch & mod wheels, knobs, faders, buttons (with macro ASCII support), and transport control with Mackie Control and HUI modes
Split keyboard with four assignable zones
Expression and Sustain pedal inputs
6 digit LED display
In addition, a comprehensive software package is included - Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3.
J.C. Sutherland, Product Manager for M-Audio, had this to say, "The new Code Series keyboards offer a professional level of performance and keybed feel, combined with an unusually comprehensive set of features and included software. All this adds up to one of our most eagerly-awaited new product introductions ever."
Pricing and Availability: Code 25--$299 Code 49--$349 Code 61--$399