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MASTERKEY 25

Your Price: $99.00 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

The Masterkey 25 USB MIDI controller keyboard opens the gate to portable computer music creation and delivers the control you need to unlock your creativity.

The 25 velocity sensitive keys have a dynamic and fast response ideal for programming bass lines, drums or ripping synth moves. Use any standard MIDI software program or the included Presonus Studio One Artist. The compact and light design is perfect for mobile applications, wherever your music takes you.

Real-time controls such as the four knobs and the fader can be used to control instrument or mix parameters, even while you play. Professional-style pitch bend and modulation wheels allow you to add further articulation. The 3-digit LED display provides navigational feedback so it's quick and easy to find the right menus for changing MIDI channels, sending out program changes, transposing or programming the real time controls. And if 25 keys are not enough, press the octave up and down buttons to shift the keyboard range up or down instantly.

Installation is straightforward, too. Simply plug Masterkey 25 into a USB port on your computer and the operating system will do the rest. Masterkey 25 is USB class-compliant, which means that no driver is needed for supported operating systems.


Masterkey 25 main features:
- 25 note, velocity sensitive, synth-style keyboard
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels (assignable)
- 1 assignable fader
- 4 assignable knobs for real time control
- 3-character red LED segment display
- 1 sustain foot switch input jack, type-sensing (foot switch not included)
- Quick-toggle between real-time functions Octave, Transpose, Program Change and MIDI Channel
- Advanced MIDI functions
- USB class-compliant. No driver needed
- Includes Presonus Studio One Artist

Just OK, not great1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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The Acorn Masterkey 25 is a convenient, very inexpensive controller, it's lightweight and compact, and can fit easily in a backpack or a bike pannier along with your laptop to carry around. The minimal amount of controller knobs is just enough. Programming is just like any other comparable controller (i.e. a Behringer UMX). There's a nice detail: the LED display shows the actual value and the number of the controller. In the downside, the moving parts, included keys, feel a little flimsy, but considering the price, it's not that much. There is a technical detail that I don't like at all, it is that the pitch bend controller doesn't transmit real 14-bit numbers, but only the MSB. That is, instead of having 16384 steps for the pitch bend, it has only 128, that makes bending sound coarse in some synths, and there is no opportunity to implement a fine, 14 bit controller.
Posted by Daniel Prieto on Mar 18, 2015
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Amazing for the price2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I recently got this and it's amazing for the price. It's very responsive and the controls on the actual keyboard are very useful. It actually feels like pretty good quality. Would recommend to anyone looking for a low price keyboard.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2014
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Got it for the amazing DAW Presonus S1 Artist3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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The keyboard itself has sort of a very light feel, but it can withstand much use. It comes with 4 programmable knobs and I believe even the volume slider, pitch and mod wheels can be assigned. It weighs next to nothing, is totally portable despite it being bigger than korg microkey and akai LPK 25. The DAW is outstanding and can be upgraded from S1 to S1 version 2 with a large amount of downloadable soundsets and features for upgrade. No problems with licensing, no problems with the product. In general, this was extremely cost effective, comes with a powerful DAW and I highly recommend it. Was considering korg microkey 25 or 37, acorn masterkey 25 trounced them.
Posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2013
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