The Korg plugKEY-BK is a portable MIDI + audio interface that is the answer for those who want to use a keyboard of their own choice to play iOS musical instrument apps or produce music. Simply use the plugKEY to connect a MIDI keyboard to your iPhone/iPad, and start playing. Now you can enjoy using your own keyboard to easily play a stupendous array of musical instrument apps that deliver serious sounds and convenient functions. You can use your iPhone/iPad while charging it. Audio interface functionality with stereo output is also provided, so the plugKEY is an ideal choice for those who want to use musical instruments apps in the studio or on stage.
A keyboard provides a convenient upgrade to the daily musical experiences you enjoy with your apps, and let you perform to the full extent of every app’s potential. The plugKEY is your key to a new style of music, brought to you by KORG, the company that continues to provide both musical instrument apps and a wide selection of keyboard instruments from synthesizers to electric pianos.With the plugKEY, a rich selection of iPhone/iPad musical instrument apps such as KORG Module and Apple GarageBand can be played seriously and easily from your keyboard. Just plug the Lightning connector of the plugKEY into your iPhone/iPad, and use a MIDI cable to connect the plugKEY to your keyboard. Because the plugKEY is certified by Apple as “Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad,” there are no settings that you need to make. The power is supplied via the Lightning connector, and because it’s a wired connection there are no latency issues. The plugKEY is ideal for players who have exacting requirements for tight timing.
* A MIDI cable is not included; you’ll need to purchase it separately.
For example, if you use the plugKEY to connect an iPad that has KORG iM1 or iPolysix installed, you have your own sound module. You can use it to expand the possibilities of a synthesizer, or take it with you and play your own familiar sounds from any keyboard provided at a rehearsal studio or live venue.
The Korg plugKEY-BK provides not only MIDI but also high-quality audio interface functionality for your iPhone/iPad. It features 1/4″ jack audio outputs, so you can have confidence that the plugKEY will withstand the rigors of the stage or studio. This means that your iPhone/iPad can evolve into a real musical instrument. There’s also a volume knob for smoothly adjusting the volume, as well as a headphone jack (stereo mini-phone).
* The internal speaker of the iOS device turns off when the plugKEY is connected to an iOS device.