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M Audio Hammer 88 88 Key Weighted Keyboard Controller

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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.

Expressive
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.

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Phone:  401-658-5765 Warranty:  1 Year except cables, bags and backpacks (90 days)

Product Specifications

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

Customer Reviews

Eric Submitted: 4/5/2019
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I love it!!
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The weighted keys are perfect and natural feeling. It connects instantly with my Maschine and Ableton software. The keyboard is heavy and built solid. Absolutely great investment!
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DeCarlo Freeman Submitted: 2/23/2019
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Dreams become reality
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I grew up playing an acoustic piano and the feeling of the weighted hammer keys are spot on. My favorite part of this keyboard is the fact it has all 88 keys! Music production is my passion and working with shorter keyboards can be a pain when it comes to transposing notes. I prefer the full range. I also recommend purchasing a sturdy stand because this piano is not lightweight and you want to make sure the stand can handle your weight as the player and the keyboard simultaneously. All in all it’s a great product and I highly recommend.
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Travis Submitted: 2/22/2019
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Has a great feel!
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As far as midi boards go if you are looking for an accurate response this is very similar, the most similar to an actual piano I’ve played and the price is fantastic!
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Ann Submitted: 2/4/2019
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Worth every dime
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Absolutely love this product great craftsmanship.
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Ellis Abram, Nasute@hotmail.com Submitted: 2/4/2019
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Love this controller
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This is a great controller, specifically for those who want a piano type feel on their keyboards. The only drawback I have slightly is it's weight, very heavy. The support from M-Audio is also amazing. I had questions and they answered quickly. Never had any issues connecting to the DAW's I have. I recommend this controller especially with the influx of high quality VST's.
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arthur Roland, arthurroland@ymail.com Submitted: 1/5/2019
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Feel and touch of the classic
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Key action rivals any. Light weight and keys feel like wooden acoustic
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Aaron Submitted: 12/28/2018
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This midi controller is amazing
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I upgraded from Impulse 61 to this and was immediately surprised by the feel of the keys and easy set up. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a 88 key controller with hammer action keybed.
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Organic Antz Submitted: 12/27/2018
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Wish I would have found this earlier
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I would add a 5 plus; amazing
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Peter Osuna Submitted: 10/23/2018
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great piano feel
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I would buy it again!!
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Leray Submitted: 10/19/2018
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Perfect!
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I am a beginner piano player that really needed a weighted keyboard to strengthen my fingers and build up my skills without spending too much money...this controller fits all of what I was looking for! I really like how I can use it with GarageBand and other recording software. Extremely satisfied with this purchase!
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