In this mini-review we take a butchers at the iRig Keys Mini from IK Multimedia
Manufacturer IK Multimedia Price €97.59
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iRig Keys Mini boasts being one of the most portable keyboards on the market. It certainly feels that way – lightweight, cheap even – but it is incredibly simple to use and plug ’n’ play (almost).
We had to set its MIDI channel to get it up and running (quite easy via the website instructions) and then we had it triggering Gadget and Arturia’s iMini in no time. And it’s surprising how much we actually used it – as good as the iPad is at playing music, sometimes you do want the feedback from a proper keyboard, while playing it.
While this is obviously not full sized and a little too plastic-y, it does a reasonable job and also ships with a bundle of freebies that includes iOS, Mac and PC piano and SampleTank software.
● 25-key velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard
● iOS, Android, Mac & PC (cables inc)
● Size (mm): 301 x 120 x 40
● Weight(g): 420
● Volume/data knob and octave keys included