Keystation 88 MK3

88 - Key Semi-Weighted USB/Midi Controller

Simple Software Control


Start creating and performing music on your Mac or PC with the world’s best-selling 88 key keyboard controller: the Keystation 88 MK3. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for just the right controls or are just getting started with USB MIDI controllers, the Keystation 88 MK3 will meet your needs. It is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 88 MK3 features 88 natural-feeling, full-size velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.

Musical Control


With Keystation 88 MK3, maximizing your creativity while minimizing the complication is easy: Use the fully assignable octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; volume slider, and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 88 MK3 also features a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.

Portable Performance Powerhouse


Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 88 MK3 is perfect for traveling musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 88 MK3 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 88 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

Develop Your Skills


M-Audio’s Keystation MK3 Series makes it simple to develop your skills no matter what level you’re at with exclusive lessons for both Melodics and Skoove.

Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play and perform with MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. It’s free to download when you register your Keystation 88 MK3 in your M-Audio account. Once registered you will receive 40 free lessons to get you started!

Skoove is in-depth online piano courses that adapt to you and give you feedback. Develop your repertoire on your own time, at your own pace. New, exclusive lessons are added every month so that you can keep expanding your repertoire with new music as well as up your piano game with new music theory tips and tricks.

Key Features

  • 88 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with natural feel
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments and controlling software
  • 5-pin MIDI out for connecting to your favorite analog synth
  • Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of your software
  • Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
  • Advanced function assigns hardware controls to any DAW or plugin parameter
  • Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
  • Plug-and-play connection to your Mac or PC—no drivers or power supply required
  • Compatible with iOS devices via Apple USB to Camera Adapter (sold separately)
  • Octave up and down buttons; Sustain pedal input; Expression pedal input
  • Includes Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats performance/recording software/DAWs
  • Includes a complete software production package

Premium Software Suite Included

Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition

Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition is included with the Keystation 61 MK3. Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software and the teams at M-Audio and AVID have crafted a version of this terrific collection specifically tailored for M-Audio hardware. This amazing audio and MIDI recording software helps inspire any artist, musician or singer-songwriter to create, record and share all their ideas across the world at any time.

Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1 GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing your projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet, plus compatibility with all the included AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments.

This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified into the world. Enjoy!

Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.

MPC Beats

Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology.

MPC Beats Producer Kits

If you love making Beats & Productions, The MPC Beats Producer Kits Expansion is just for you! Delivering over 1.5GB cutting edge Drum kits and samples created by the World’s leading producers and Sound Designers. Get access to everything from HipHop, Trap, Electronic kits to DnB, TrapSoul, Funk and RnB. From Deep Droppin 808s, Punchy Kicks, Crisp Snares and Claps, to Dark Melodic Loop textures and vocal chops, which have all been created into ready to load MPC Drum Kits, for instant creative inspiration. Get ready to produce your next hit inside MPCBeats using “The Producer Kits Expansion Pack”.

F9 Instruments

F9 Audio proudly presents this exclusive “MPC Beats Edition” of 25 high quality instrument sounds which have been precisely and carefully constructed for instant production and inspiration onto your music.

Trapsoul & LoFi beats

Trapsoul & LoFi beats will blast your beats to the next level. From stylish drums, ambient & ethnic atmospheres, offbeat FX's, lovely chords and futuristic melodies with organic instrumentals for musicians looking to make something more hard-hitting than the average playlist beats. It is the perfect collection of ready-made beats, ideal for Hip-Hop MC's, rappers and producers alike.

Soulful Drums

Soulful Drums Collection from MSX Audio blends the golden era hip hop vibe with a modern twist. The sound pallet and live instrumentation was processed with various vintage samplers & outboard gear, resampled, and then flipped and formatted to create the classically authentic sound you’ve come to love from MSXII Sound Design.

LoFi Producer Collection

From Late night neon vibes to smokey filled studio spaces, The LoFi Producer Collection from ADSR will keep you producing all nite! From Jazzy pianos, ambient spaced out pads, Low sub basses to hard saturated trap drums. The Producer Collection will add the magic dust to any production.

AIR Music Technology Mini Grand

AIR Music’s Mini Grand is a simple-to-use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium quality piano samples, innovative re-pedaling technology, built-in room simulation and equal and stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds.

AIR Music Technology Velvet

AIR Music’s Velvet is a virtual electronic piano that combines five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one versatile instrument. Based on the Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II Stage Pianos, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Pianet-T, Velvet accurately emulates the sound quality, response and nuances of each original instrument to bring your piano tracks to life.

AIR Music Technology Xpand!2

AIR Music’s Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

Touch Loops

DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the Hammond B3, and the rotary-speaker cabinets they are often played through. It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation. The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.

Touch Loops

Boom features a slick modern interface that pays homage to the most popular vintage drum machines of the past. Boom has been used on many famous projects since its launch, ranging from hit albums, feature films and radio projects. More and more musicians and producers rely on the incredible sonic firepower of this amazing Drum Machine.

Skoove

With Skoove, you’ll learn to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons structured for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Skoove’s unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you hone your skills faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player.

Melodics

For a Limited time join over 500,000 musicians building their skills with Melodics. Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play and perform with MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Whether you're just starting out or are a seasoned pro looking to learn advanced techniques Melodics grows with you. It’s free to download and upon registration of your controller, you receive another 60 free lessons to get you started!

Specifications


What’s In The Box

Keystation 88 MK3

Software Download Card

USB Cable

User Guide

Tech Specs

Power: Power via USB or DC 9 V, 500 mA center-positive power supply (sold separately)

Dimensions: 7.4” x 2.6” x 39.1” 18.7 x 6.6 x 99.3 cm

Weight: 9.0 lbs. 4.1 kg

Minimum System Requirements

Windows 7

macOS 10.11

Available USB port

Consult M-Audio.com/support for current software system requirements

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