61 Velocity-Sensitive Mini-Keys, Modulation Wheel, Pitch Bend Wheel

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The microKEY61 from Korg is a slim, lightweight, 61-Key USB powered controller with velocity-sensitive "Natural Touch" mini-keys. It has been designed to maximise playability while still integrating into a compact production setup.

The microKEY is equipped with Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels to add expression to your MIDI performances. The Key Transpose feature allows you to transpose the pitch of the keyboard up or down in semitone steps. Octave Shift buttons let you extend the note range of the keyboard by 3 octaves in either direction. Edits to advanced MIDI parameters, such as the Modulation Wheel's control change number and the keyboard's velocity curve can be made using the included KORG KONTROL Editor software. This can be useful in customising the microKEY to give you greater control over a virtual instrument, or to accommodate harder or softer keyboard playing styles.

Two USB ports (Type A) allow the keyboard to act as a USB hub, making it easy to connect additional equipment such as drum pad controllers or external hard drives. The controller also includes 5 virtual instruments and a discount coupon for purchasing software from Ableton's "Live" series.

Key Features


  • Thin, lightweight, and USB-powered for quick and easy setup
  • 61-key, velocity-sensitive "Natural Touch" mini-keyboard designed for comfortable playing feel
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation wheels to add expression to your performance
  • Octave Shift and Key Transpose features allow access to the full MIDI note range
  • Dual USB ports for connecting other USB devices such as drum pad controllers and external hard disks to your setup

5 Virtual Instruments Included

  • Toontrack's drum sound module "EzDrummer Lite", giving you a library of realistic drum sounds (download)
  • "Lounge Lizard Session," the sound module from Applied Acoustics Systems, known for its expressive electric piano sounds
  • Applied Acoustics Systems' "Strum Acoustic Session," the physical modelling software synthesiser that lets you "play" acoustic guitar parts with the expressiveness of an acoustic instrument
  • "Ultra Analogue Session", also by Applied Acoustics Systems, the analogue modelling synthesiser acclaimed for its analogue-style synth sounds
  • "Korg Legacy Collection Special Bundle", which contains the following software titles: the MS-20 analogue monophonic synthesiser, the Polysix polyphonic synthesiser, the Mono/Poly analogue synthesiser, the M1 music workstation, the Wavestation digital synthesiser and the MDE-X effect plug-in


  • Included MIDI mapping software allows you to set the keyboard to respond to one of 8 distinct velocity curves, or set a fixed velocity value. This is useful in customising the microKEY to your personal playing style. In addition, the modulation wheel's control change number assignment can be edited and its range can be customised by setting minimum and maximum values. This can be used to control specific parameters of a virtual instrument, or to increase or decrease the sensitivity of the Modulation Wheel


61 Mini-Keys with Velocity-Sensitivity
1 x Pitch Bend Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
2 x Octave Shift Button (up/down)
2 x USB Type A
1 x USB Type B
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power (<500mA consumption)
System Requirements
Apple Macintosh with USB Port, Mac OS X10.5 or Later
Computer with USB port, Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32bit), Microsoft Windows
Vista SP2 (32bit, 64bit) or Windows 7 SP1 (32bit, 64bit)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
33.5 x 5.5 x 2.1" (850 x 139 x 54 mm)
2.2 lb (1kg)
Korg microKEY61 USB Keyboard Controller
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