M-Audio Hammer 88
The M-Audio Hammer 88 gives you a premium, no-compromise keyboard controller. Ideal for professionals and students alike looking for the realistic feeling of a grand piano. While also being able to use it with virtual instruments and sound modules. Lying at the heart of the Hammer 88 are 88 velocity-sensitive, fully-weighted hammer-action keys. Guaranteed to faithfully capture every subtle nuance of your performance. All while giving you the unmatched response of a traditional piano, fused with the unrivaled sonic capabilities of virtual instruments. Making it the perfect combination for performers and producers to experience their plugin collection like never before.
Furthermore, with the Hammer 88, the expression is center-stage. Thanks to a core range of controls that have been thoughtfully positioned to complement and enhance your performance. Featuring a unity-locking pitch wheel and a separate modulation wheel; the Hammer 88 makes it easy it add portamento and glissando effects. As well as map the Mod-Wheel to any assignable parameter in your virtual instrument collection. Reshaping and evolving your sound on the fly.
Using the dedicated Master Volume Fader, you can instantly control the intensity of your performance. Or MIDI map it to any compatible parameter in your DAW for expanded, hands-on control. By using the assignable up and down buttons on the Hammer 88, you can select differently programs, effects, MMC messages, octaves and more. You can even add pedal-based performance using the dedicated Sustain, Expression, and Soft inputs. Above all, the Hammer 88 gives you a performance-centric feature-set that allows you to express yourself easier than ever.
Don’t just limit yourself to computer-based virtual instruments! The Hammer 88 allows you to take full control of all your studio equipment. Boasting a conveniently-located 5-pin MIDI out, you can send MIDI information to any compatible peripheral. Including your hardware synthesizers, sound modules, and drum machines. Above all, the Hammer 88 makes it easy to get the most out of your external sound generators. Designed from the ground up and putting you firmly in the driver’s seat.
Finally, don’t let an instrument limit your creativity! The Hammer 88 gives you a USB powered, a class-compliant instrument that supports USB MIDI connectivity Giving you rapid, hassle-free setup that let you focus solely on what’s important. Plus, if you’re an iOS user; the Hammer 88 supports seamless connectivity with your iPad. So you can perform and compose with audio apps wherever you are.