M-Audio ProKeys 88 Stage Piano

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With 14 world-class instruments, an 88-key weighted keyboard and pitch/mod wheels, the M-Audio ProKeys 88 is perfect both as a stage piano and a controller.

The M-Audio ProKeys 88 is the premium digital stage piano that doubles as a great MIDI controller. ProKeys 88 gives you a lot more sound bank memory than even the closest competitor, loaded with larger, more realistic samples,14 world-class instruments in all, including split/layer capabilities. M-Audio paired those great sounds with an 88-key weighted hammer-action keyboard, delivering a realistic feel to satisfy the most demanding pro.

The M-Audio ProKeys 88 is also a great master controller keyboard, including a built-in USB MIDI interface for easy direct connection to your PC or Mac, MIDI In and Out jacks to communicate with other MIDI gear, pitch and modulation wheels, sequencer controls and more. ProKeys 88 pulls out all the stops in creating the ultimate playing experience in an affordable digital stage piano.

Features

- 88-key weighted hammer-action keyboard
- Stunning stereo grand piano samples with 3 velocity layers
- Large 64MB sound bank with masterfully tweaked samples of 14 world-class instruments:
   -Stereo Grand Piano (Yamaha C7)
   - Brght Grand Piano
   - Fender Rhodes
   - Wurlitzer E.P.
   - Bright Yamaha DX7 FM Classic E.P.
   - Warm Yamaha DX7 FM Classic E.P.
   - Hohner Clavinet D6
   - Vibes (with hybrid mallets)
   - Hammond B3 Percussion Organ
   - Hammond B3 Rock Organ
   - Acoustic Upright Bass
   - Fingered Electric Bass (including harmonics)
   - String Ensemble
   - Warm, Lush Synth Pad read more
- 126-note polyphony
- Single, split and layer modes
- Pitch and modulation wheels
- Sustain, sostenuto and expression pedal inputs
- 3 reverb spaces plus chorus and tremolo
- Dedicated button to instantly recall single-layer stereo grand piano
- 2-stage equalizer to easily optimize tone
- 12-key data entry pad with 3-digit LED screen
- Dedicated volume faders for master, layer and split
- 3 velocity curves plus fixed velocity to optimize feel
- Self-demo mode
- Plus/minus octave transpose keys
- Built-in USB MIDI interface
- MIDI In/Out jacks to interface with external MIDI gear
- Dedicated remote MIDI controller buttons including:
   - MIDI Clock Stop/Start
   - Tempo control for MIDI Clock including tap tempo feature
   - Program Change
   - Channel
   - Bank LSB
   - Bank MSB
   - Local On/Off
- General MIDI-compliant
- Stereo out (1/4 in. unbalanced)
- Stereo headphone out (1/4 in. TRS)
- Class-compliant drivers for Windows XP and Mac OS X

Power Supply: AC Adaptor (Included)
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Includes:
Software Driver CD (drivers and applications)

USB cable

Printed User Manual

Power supply (12V DC)

Sustain Pedal

Dimensions (WxLxH): 13.00 x 57.00 x 5.90 in.

Power Supply: AC Adaptor (Included)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (103 ratings)
Submitted November 16, 2007 by a customer from gmail.com
"Perfect Stage Piano"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome purchase. No complaints. First piece of hardware from this company. Good job M-audio!
Sound
I run this through 2.1 monitor set, this board sounds surprisingly great. I bought it for stage and home use and have no complaints. Board has your real basic bread and butter: Piano, EPs, Organs and strings.
Features
Basic features, but exactly what I wanted. I do have a Yamaha Motif, this board is obviously not comparable in terms of features. But hence, that ain't bad at all, it's a Stage Board and it does what it's supposed too. Set your splits, layers and yer all set! Effects are typical, don't expect mad quality.
Ease of Use
Simple! Don't even need to read the manual. All the settings are easily labelled.
Quality
Board feels solid. Took me a few minutes to get used to the keys, they tend to feel on the heavier side and aren't graded (bass to treble), all feel the same. Looks like this will last, it's thick and solid!
Value
I picked up a B-stock floor model. No problems at all. Solid and easy to use. Awesome price! Did I mention it includes a sustain pedal? And not the cheap square little ones, this is good quality pedal.
Manufacturer Support
No idea, haven't needed it yet (cross fingers). Includes manual, didn't open it lol
The Wow Factor
I needed something basic and affordable for now. I do plan to switch to a Nord Stage/Electro in the future. But i'll prolly keep this anyways...Blue lights, yummy! lol
Musical Background:
Hobbyist, Part time musician, Full time Jammer + Beer!
Musical Style:
RnB, Funk, Reggae, Classical
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