KeyStudio makes it easy to command a library of virtual instruments, audition loops and compose songs in GarageBand, Logic and other Mac compatible applications.
The sleek controller features 49 synth-action keys plus pitch bend and modulation wheels, sustain pedal input and more. Simply connect it to your Mac OS X computer with a single USB cable and start playing.
- 49-note, synth-action keyboard
- Full compatibility with GarageBand, Logic and other music applications
- USB compatible
- Instant installation on Mac OS X computers, just plug and play
- Assignable modulation wheel and volume slider
- Pitch bend wheel
- Assignable octave +/- button
- Edit mode button
- Sustain pedal input
- Connection and power via a single USB cable
- Height : 3.0 in./7.62 cm
- Width : 32.0 in./86.28 cm
- Depth : 9.0 in./22.86 cm
- Weight : 12.0 lb./5.44 kg
- Mac OS X v.10.3.9 or later
- Mac PowerPC G3 or faster
- 512 MB RAM
- UPC or EAN No. : 612391851088
Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products
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- On G3 and G4 based systems, a native USB port is required. Also the KeyStudio does not support G3 and G4 accelerator cards
Ratings & Reviews
A Great Purchase!
I've been using this keyboard for around 3 years. I was a music major in college and used this mainly for writing purposes. It syn cs perfectly with Garageband and is perfect for synth/drum use. The touch on this is a little off. You have to be careful when using strings or piano on this because of the touch. After about two years of hard use, some of the keys started to get sticky, but it's probably because of all the miles it's got on it. Don't get this keyboard if you're looking for perfect sensitivity or weighted/semi-weighted keys. It's a great midi controller. Alongside Garageband, this keyboard is great for anyone doing solo work or small projects. Anything more professional, look at the 61 keystation or atleast one with weighted keys. …
- Written by Paul Y from Lansing
996 of 1158 people found this useful
All You Need
For the price, you can't do better. That simple. This keyboard gives you the ability to play and you don't have to do a lot of set up. Fire up GarageBand and go! …
- Written by Kyle B
598 of 745 people found this useful
What a great keyboard
I recently purchased a 24" IMac. After 17 years as a PC user I'll never go back to a PC. I bought this keyboard to work with Garag eband on my IMAC, and I must say it is fantastic. I played music on the IMac for hours. This keyboard is simple to use just plug & play and is anesthetically pleasing to the eyes. For someone like me who is new to music, this keyboard in conjunction with Garageband you can make all kinds of music, simple and fun. For the price you can't go wrong, oh by the way for those few who said this keyboard doesn't work with Leopord, they are wrong, just plug & play!!!! …
- Written by Eugene A from Moreno Valley
440 of 474 people found this useful
Parts of it work ok
Bought this for Christmas 2011. It's a keyboard with midi output so essentially so shouldn't cost this much when keyboards for tex t are so cheap. Yes, keys simulate a piano-like feel fairly closely, but it's your Mac and Garage Band that are doing the real work (and you can make exactly the same basic sound with your text keyboard into GarageBand). So apply a bit of clear thinking and one would expect better of the extra inputs like the Volume slider, Pitch Blend and Modulator. The knob fell off the Volume control so often that it is now lost (that's ok because you can control that back at the laptop or iMac). Worse still, neither the Pitch Blend or Modulator properly speak to the processor no matter how many times you reset them according to the frustrating instruction manual. It is not possible to tune this to an accurate pitch, it just sounds off. We let the kids play around with it now but essentially it's trash. Not the smartest purchase I've made. …
- Written by James M from Castlemaine
1 of 1 people found this useful
Have used this for about a year or so and works completely fine to this day its great for starting out and practising keyboard def iantly recommendation …
- Written by Barry J from Warilla
1 of 1 people found this useful
Very nice lightweight keyboard
This is a great little keyboard for its price. It's very light and portable. I use it with my iPad 2 with GarageBand (using USB ca mera adapter and a powered USB hub). Its light enough to sit it on my knees. Along with the iPad it makes a very nice portable music creation station. …
- Written by Ben A from Sydney
5 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Yes, this keyboard does have "velocity sensitive" keys.
- Answered by Luke M from Melbourne
- Answered by Stephen B from San Francisco
No. I was at the new Apple Store in Pacific Centre (yvr) and they had it on a perfect clear plastic stand, perfect looking, perfect height, everything. Nope, that is just for displaying products, not for sale. The blue Tshirt didn't know of any stand available. …
- Answered by Beth G from Vancouver
Does this device work with Mountain Lion? I looked at the M-Audio website and all it indicated was that it worked with 10.7.2.
- Asked by John R from Newark
M-Audio hasn't updated the drivers, and my experience has been that I loose audio when playing the k eyboard. If I don't play the keyboard the audio is fine, but until they update, this is a 3.5 foot audio interface.
M-Audio is notoriously bad with new OS releases. Stay away IMHO. …
- Answered by James D from Denver
- Asked by Stacey H from Colorado Springs
It is if you have a apple computer to go with it. By itself it does not produce any sounds.
- Answered by Marek R from Toms River