M Audio Hammer 88 88 Key Weighted Keyboard Controller

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Product Description

Expressing yourself has never been so easy! The Hammer 88 features 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys plus intuitive controls and multiple zones to allow your creativity to flourish. Introducing Hammer 88, a premium, no-compromise keyboard controller, ideal for professional, semi-pro players or students seeking the realistic grand piano feel to use with virtual instruments or sound modules.

M Audio Hammer 88 88-Key Weighted Keyboard Controller Features

  • 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
  • Included Software Package
    • Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
    • AIR “Mini Grand” Acoustic Grand Piano
    • AIR “Velvet” Vintage Electronic Piano Instrument
    • AIR “DB-33” Tonewheel Organ Simulator
    • SONiVOX “Eighty Eight Ensemble” Authentic Piano Instrument
This One’s For The Player!
At the heart of Hammer 88 are 88 velocity-sensitive, fully-weighted hammer-action keys that are guaranteed to faithfully capture every subtle nuance of your performance, while providing the unmatched response of a traditional grand piano—classic feel fused with the unrivalled sonic capabilities of virtual instruments. It’s the perfect combination for performers and producers to experience their plugin collection like never before.

Put expression center-stage with Hammer 88, thanks to a core range of controls, thoughtfully positioned to complement and enhance your performance. With a unity-locking pitch wheel and a separate modulation wheel, add portamento and glissando effects, or map the Mod-Wheel to any assignable parameter in your virtual instrument collection to reshape and evolve your sound on the fly. With the dedicated Master Volume Fader, you can instantly control the intensity of your performance or MIDI map this to any compatible parameter in your DAW or virtual instrument collection for expanded, hands-on control. Use the assignable Up and Down buttons to select different programs, effects, MMC messages, jump between octaves and more. Add some pedal-based performance articulation using the three dedicated inputs for Sustain, Expression and Soft. With Hammer 88’s performance-centric feature-set, expressing yourself has never been so easy!

Outboard Control
Don’t limit yourself to your computer-based virtual instruments! Take control of your studio equipment with Hammer 88. With its conveniently-located 5-pin MIDI Output, you can send all MIDI information to any compatible peripheral device, including hardware synthesisers, sound modules and drum machines. With Hammer 88, it’s easy get the most out of your external sound generators. This is a controller designed from the ground up to place you firmly in the driver’s seat.

Seamless Integration
An instrument shouldn’t limit your creativity, it should enhance it! Hammer 88 is USB-powered, class-compliant and supports USB-MIDI connectivity for rapid, hassle-free setup that lets you focus on what’s important—your performance. Plus for iOS enthusiasts, Hammer 88 supports seamless connectivity with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

Product Specifications
M Audio Hammer 88 88-Key Weighted Keyboard Controller Specifications
  • Keys: 88, velocity-sensitive, weighted keys
  • Octaves: 10
  • Connections: USB port, sustain pedal, soft pedal, expression pedal, MIDI Out
  • Dimensions: 11.9” x 5.0 x 55.9”
  • Weight: 38.5 lbs
  • In the box: 1m USB B to USB A cable, User Guide, Software Cards
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  401-658-5765 Warranty:  1 Year except cables, bags and backpacks (90 days)
Rex Houston Submitted: 9/5/2018
Product Rating
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What is your opinion of this product?
Introducing the M- Audiio Hammer 88 I have been a fan of AMS forever, purchased quite a bit of my gear with them. I have also used M-Audio products for years, however when I saw the 88 key weighted key controller, my heart leaped. This controller is ALL YOU NEED, with Logic, Pro Tools or a pro software sound bank such as Main Stage. This is it. As a concert artist I needed a 88 key, but weighted key board. As soon as I got it, my skills came full scale, as being used to weighted, I just couldn’t make the non weighted keys fly. THIS keyboard is easy, it’s just PLUG AND PLAY! M-Audio and AMS makes it easy, it’s the perfect addition to my studio in size, speed, and weight. If you are contemplating, don’t look any further, AMS, M-Audio is the right Choice!
Julia Rose Submitted: 4/17/2018
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Designed To Be Cost Effective
What is your opinion of this product?
It seems obvious that much effort went into keeping the price down. Therefore, you don't get a power supply in the box (it's powered by the supplied USB cord); There is no switch to power the unit on or off(ya' have to pull out the USB cord); It is not the absolute best piano action but, better than most and it's not an organ touch; And, Technical support is a bit of an obstacle course - but, it's available, maybe. Having said that. I'm enjoying the heck out of it and it does a great job. One couldn't find better for the money and I'm a pianist. Much better than the alternatives of the past. It's a keeper, especially if you have great patches - like keyscape.
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