M-Audio Hammer 88 MIDI Keyboard 88 Key

$649

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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.

Expressive

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.

Outboard Control

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.

Seamless Integration

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.

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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.

Expressive

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.

Outboard Control

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.

Seamless Integration

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.

  • 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software and more
  • 5-Pin MIDI output to trigger external MIDI devices
  • Pitch bend, modulation, volume and ± controls for expressive performances
  • Multiple keyboard zones for layering, splits and 4-note chords with a single key press
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Includes Music Rest

Number of Keys: 88

Type of Keys: Weighted

Velocity Sensitive: Yes

Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel

Pedal Inputs: 3 x 1/4″ (sustain, soft, expression)

MIDI I/O: Out

USB: 1 x Type B

Software: Ableton Live Lite (download code), Hammer 88 software editor

OS Requirements:

  • Mac: OS X 10.8 or later, iOS (iPad camera connection kit required)
  • PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later

Power Supply: USB bus powered / 9V DC 800mA power adapter (sold separately)

Dimensions: 1420 x 127 x 302 mm

Weight: 17.5 kg

For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.