M-Audio have often been associated with innovative production technology, but I feel they may have outdone themselves this time. Introducing the M-Audio Hammer 88 - an 88-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, that plays like an actual grand piano!
88 Keys with fully-weighted Hammer-Action
The audio production market has been in dire need of a truly top-level, premium controller that delivers the kind of playing experience normally associated with the fully-weighted hammer-action keys that you'd get from an acoustic grand piano, along with the ability to fully customise your sound with a range of highly accurate and intuitite-to-use controls. The Hammer 88 gives you all of that, and more.
A Whole Host of Premium Quality Features
In addition to the core range of controls (including a unity-locking pitch wheel, and separation modulation wheel for Port & Gliss effects) you get a dedicated Master Volume Fader, which can be MIDI mapped to any compatible parameter within a DAW or VSI collection, and assignable Up/Down buttons to control programs, effects, MMC messages, octave jumps and more
When you purchase the M-Audio Hammer 88, you also get a full suite of premium AIR and SONiVOX software, as well as a 3-month subscription to Skoove interactive online piano lessons. As if that wasn't enough, you also get a free copy of Ableton Live Lite.
Ableton Live Lite
The stunning Ableton DAW is the go-to software for many producers the world over, and when you buy the M-Audio Hammer 88 you get a free version of your very own, in the guise of Ableton Live 9 Lite - complete with selected instruments and effects, plus all of the essential workflows of Ableton Live.
Ableton Live Lite features:
- Fast, intuitive worlflow based on unique Session and Arrangement Views
- Professional-quality audio recording and MIDI sequencing on up to 8 tracks
- Drum, Instrument and Effect Racks for creative sound design and processing
- Plug-and-Play Compatibility with many hardware controllers
- Studio effects, including EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Filter and more!
- The ability to use any VST and AU instruments / effects
- Fully compatible with the Export Live Set feature
NEW Includes 2GB Sound Library of In-Demand Sound Content From Touch Loops
Spark that initial idea or add the finishing touch to your latest masterpiece - whatever your production needs, Touch Loops' 2GB sample library doesn't disappoint! Based in Los Angeles and London, Touch Loops equips customers with the most cutting-edge sound elements, instruments, hardware, and software recordings, expertly curated by a team of professional music producers and sound designers. Now included with Hammer 88, this 500+ sound library provides everything from must-have one shot drum hits to sultry melodic loops and deep, driving bass - whatever your project demands, this expertly curated sample content arms you with cutting-edge content to realise it!
NEW Includes Pro Tools First
First isn't a stripped-down application. It's based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day. All built on the rock-solid, great-sounding Pro Tools audio engine. Over 70% of all commercial music is produced using Pro Tools.
Pro Tools | First opens the door to a career in professional music production. Start learning the essential workflows required to succeed in the industry.
- 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling recording software
- 5-Pin MIDI output to trigger external MIDI devices
- Pitch bend, modulation, volume and Â± controls for expressive performances
- Inputs for Sustain, Expression and Soft pedals
- USB-powered, no power supply required
- No drivers required, supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
- Includes AIR â€œMini Grand" Acoustic Grand Piano, AIR â€œVelvet" Vintage Electric Piano Instrument, AIR â€œDB-33" Tonewheel Organ Simulator and SONiVOX â€œEighty Eight Ensemble" Authentic Piano Instrument
- Includes 2GB (500+ sample) cutting-edge sound library from leading content developer Touch Loops.
- Includes 3-months of Skoove interactive online piano lessons
- Multiple keyboard zones for layering, splits and 4-note chords with a single key press
- Clean, professional editing with included Hammer 88 Controller Editor
- Power adapter (optional) for stand-alone use
- Music rest
- Dimensions: (WxDxL) 11.9" x 5.0" x 55.9" (30.2 x 12.7 x 142.0 cm)
- Weight: 17.5 kg
|Shipping Weight (kg)||10.000000|
|Software Included||Pro Tools First, Touch Loops, Ableton Live Lite, Eighty Eight, Mini Grand, Velvet, DB-33|
|Number of Keys||88 keys|
|Key Action||Hammer Action|
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