Korg microKEY AIR-61 MIDI Keyboard Controller (Bluetooth)
Natural Touch Mini Keyboard
Control, Unplugged. Too many wires in your studio? Are they literally holding you back from the freedom of different configurations and setups? KORG, creators of the best-selling microKEY series and the next-gen microKEY2 series can help you break free with the new microKEY Air series of wireless MIDI controllers.
Connect Wirelessly to iPad, iPhone, Mac, or Windows. The microKEY Air supports Bluetooth Smart “Apple Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI”. You can easily connect wirelessly to iPad/iPhone music apps such as KORG Gadget, KORG Module, and GarageBand, as well as any MIDI-capable music production software on your Mac or Windows. Painstaking tuning of the Bluetooth capabilities means high stability and low latency, no strings – or wires – attached.
Lasts a Month between Battery Changes. With an average of one hour of use per day, the batteries allow approximately one month of operation. And best of all, the microKEY Air runs on just two AA batteries. To USB or not to USB? microKEY Air can also be connected via a traditional USB cable. Since the microKEY is USB bus-powered, you only need a single USB cable to connect it to Mac or Windows. There's no need to install a driver; just connect it to your computer and start playing. The second generation newly supports connection to iPad and iPhone. Add an Apple Lightning - USB camera adaptor and one USB cable and your setup is complete, allowing you to access apps such as KORG Gadget, KORG Module, and GarageBand. Compact and Playable Natural Touch Mini Keyboard. KORG’s Natural Touch mini keyboard has been carefully designed to assure playability while staying compact, and makes it easy to play chords or rapid phrases. Choose between a 25, 37, 49 or 61-key configuration to suit your specific playing style and space/travel requirements.
With Your iPhone and the New microKEY, You Can Enjoy Great Sound Anywhere. KORG Module and the microKEY are the best possible combination for a mobile performance environment. With the new microKEY which supports a damper, or the microKEY Air which provides a wireless connection via Bluetooth MIDI, your iPhone instantly transforms into a high-quality sound module. In your room, in a practice studio, when riding in a moving vehicle, or outdoors, it's easy to set up and immerse yourself in a superb playing experience wherever you are.
Connect a Pedal, and Enjoy Full Control Functionality. The 37, 49, and 61-key models provide an assignable switch jack for connecting a damper pedal. The 25-key model provides a sustain button that implements the damper function. On all models, you can use the octave buttons in conjunction with the key transpose function to play MIDI's entire range of notes. The 37, 49, and 61-key models provide pitch bend and modulation wheels. The 25-key model provides a joystick that can also control pitch bend and modulation, as well as an arpeggiator function, giving you full control in spite of this model's space-saving dimensions, and providing a wealth of performance expression.
Software for Bluetooth MIDI
KORG BLE-MIDI Driver for Windows. The proprietary KORG BLE-MIDI Driver now allows fast and simple wireless connection between your Windows PC and KORG Bluetooth enabled keyboard (such as the nanoSTUDIO series and microKEY Air). You can enjoy performing or producing music via an easy wireless connection not only from your iPhone/iPad or Mac, but also from your Windows PC. This is a powerful new addition to the Windows world and this driver works with Windows 8.1 and above.
Bluetooth MIDI Connect for Mac. The dedicated utility "Bluetooth MIDI Connect for Mac" allows fast and simple wireless connection between your Mac and KORG Bluetooth enabled keyboard (such as the nanoSTUDIO series and microKEY Air). This greatly simplifies the sometimes troublesome process of establishing a wireless connection, letting you easily and quickly connect whenever you want.
Bluetooth MIDI Connect for iOS. "Bluetooth MIDI Connect" allows you to wirelessly connect your iPhone/iPad and KORG Bluetooth enabled keyboard (such as the nanoSTUDIO series and microKEY Air) even when using an app that does not support Bluetooth MIDI.
This enables wireless connection for any app that supports Core MIDI.
Lavish Array of Powerful Music Software Bundled Free of Charge - With microKEY you won’t have to purchase additional software; you can start creating music right away. The microKEY comes with a serious collection of powerful music software titles including special editions of the award winning and hugely popular KORG Gadget and KORG Module plus the M1 Le (from the KORG Collection) which includes a plug-in version of the legendary best-selling KORG M1 synthesizer. You can upgrade at a special price (US $149) from this M1 Le to the "KORG Collection - Special Bundle." The KORG Collection Special Bundle contains the following classic software titles: the ARP ODYSSEY duophonic synthesizer, the MS-20 analog monophonic synthesizer, the Polysix polyphonic synthesizer, the all-embracing Mono/Poly analog synthesizer, the M1 which was the original music workstation, the Wavestation digital synthesizer, and the MDE-X effect plug-in. Dedicated Editor Software “KORG KONTROL Editor” is provided. By using the dedicated KORG KONTROL Editor for Mac/Windows you can customize the keyboard to your preferences, including fine adjustments to the velocity curve.
- KORG Gadget Le (music production studio DAW app)
- KORG Module Le (piano/keyboard sound module app)
- KORG Collection - M1 Le(synthesizer sound module)
- UVI Digital Synsations(synthesizer sound module)
- AAS Ultra Analog Session(synthesizer sound module)
- AAS Strum Session (acoustic guitar sound module)
- AAS Lounge Lizard Session(electric piano sound module)
- Propellerhead Reason Limited(DAW music production software)
- Ableton Live $50 discount coupon (DAW music production software)
- Melodics 40 free lesson(keyboard and finger drumming lesson)
- Skoove free 1 month trial of Skoove Premium (online piano lesson)
- KORG Gadget Le for Mac (DAW music production software)
Wireless TypeBluetooth Low Energy (Apple Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI specification compliant)Battery LifeApproximately 30 hours (use alkaline batteries)
|Natural Touch mini-keyboard |
microKEY-AIR-25: Joystick, arpeggiator button, Sustain / TAP, Octave Shift buttons |
microKEY-AIR-37/49/61: Pitch bend wheel, Modulation wheel, Octave Shift buttons
microKEY-AIR-25/37: -4 – +4 |
microKEY-AIR-49/61: -3 – +3
microKEY-AIR-25: USB Type B (x1) |
microKEY-AIR-37/49/61: Assignable switch jack, USB Type B (x1)
|Bluetooth Low Energy (Apple Bluetooth Low Energy MIDI specification compliant)|
Two AA batteries (when connected wirelessly; alkaline or nickel-metal hydride batteries)
|Less than 100mA|
|Approximately 30 hours (use alkaline batteries)|
|microKEY-AIR-25: 395 x 131 x 52 mm/15.55" x 5.16" x 2.05" |
microKEY-AIR-37: 565 x 139 x 54 mm/22.24" x 5.47" x 2.13"
microKEY-AIR-49: 709 x 139 x 54 mm/27.91" x 5.47" x 2.13"
microKEY-AIR-61: 850 x 139 x 54 mm/33.46" x 5.47" x 2.13"
microKEY-AIR-25: 0.65 Kg / 1.43 lbs. |
microKEY-AIR-37: 1.0 kg / 2.21 lbs.
microKEY-AIR-49: 1.4 kg / 2.21 lbs.
microKEY-AIR-61: 1.71 kg / 3.77 lbs.
INCLUDED: USB cable, KORG Software Bundle coded
Windows: Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 or Later (32bit/64bit) |
Mac OS: Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
iOS: iOS8 or later
Notes from Korg:
- We do not guarantee that the unit will work with every computer that meets these requirements
- All product, company, and standard names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
- Appearance and specifications of products are subject to change without notice.
- We have detected some power supply issues occurring when using a USB-C to USB adapter on Mac's Thunderbolt3 ports.