M-Audio Hammer 88 is 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. 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 unrivaled sonic capabilities of virtual instruments. It's the perfect combination for performers and producers to experience their plug-in collection like never before.
- 88 fully-weighted hammer-action keys
- USB MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software and more
- 5-pin DIN 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)
- Clean, professional editing with included Hammer 88 Controller Editor software
- Power adapter (optional, sold separately) for standalone use
- Includes music rest
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 you can 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!
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 synthesizers, 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.
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. 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.
Pro Tools | First
Pro Tools | First, the industry standard for recording software, is included with Hammer 88. This amazing audio recording software helps inspire any artist, traveling musician or singer/songwriter to create, record and share all of their ideas across the world at any time. Pro Tools | First features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing your projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet. This truly amazing software recording package is primed to get your ideas out of your imagination and amplified out into the world.
Chop up and mix 2GB of samples ranging from deep ambient synth pad loops to vintage drum one shots. These are all designed to inspire your music production and provide professional sounding samples that will shine in your mix. Touch Loops perfectly captures the tone and intensity of each sample, so they enhance and complement any song, wherever you use them. This incredible value can be found in your M-Audio account after registration, ready to be downloaded and chopped to your liking!
|Included From Manufacturer
|Number of Keys
|Out and USB
|Product Unique Features
|Premium bundled downloadable software suite including Pro Tools | First, Ableton Live Lite, AIR Mini Grand, AIR DB-33 Tonewheel Organ, AIR Velvet, AIR Eight-Eight Ensemble and 2GB of TouchLoops sample content
| 1/4" expression pedal input
1/4" sustain pedal input
1/4" soft pedal footswitch input
| Pitch bend wheel
Master volume fader
|Five-Pin MIDI Support
|Fully weighted hammer action
|Number of MIDI Control Zones
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