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ProKeys 88 - 88-Key Graded Hammer-Action Premium Stage Piano

Full Features

88-key graded hammer-action keyboard
stunning stereo grand piano samples with 3 velocity layers
large 64MB sound bank with masterfully tweaked samples of 14 world-class instruments*:
• Piano1: stereo grand piano based on Yamaha C7
• Piano2: bright grand piano
• E Piano1: electric piano
• E Piano2: electric piano based on Wurlitzer
• FM Piano1: bright, classic electric piano based on Yamaha DX7
• FM Piano2: warm, classic electric piano based on Yamaha DX7
• Clav: instrument sound based on Hohner Clavinet D6
• Vibes: vibes with hybrid mallets
• Organ1: percussion organ based on Hammond B3
• Organ2: rock organ based on Hammond B3
• A Bass: acoustic upright bass**
• E Bass: fingered electric bass (including harmonics)**
• Strings: orchestral strings
• Warm Pad: warm, lush synth pad

*This product is not connected with, or approved or endorsed by, the owners of the Wurlitzer, Clavinet, B3, and DX7 names. These names are used solely to identify the instruments emulated by ProKeys 88.
** optional ride cymbal layer
126-note polyphony
single, split and layer modes
pitch and modulation wheels
sustain, sostenuto and expression pedal inputs (SP-2 sustain pedal
3 reverb spaces plus chorus and tremolo
dedicated button to instantly recall single-layer stereo grand piano
2-stage equalizer to easily optimize tone
12-key data entry pad with 3-digit LED screen
dedicated volume faders for master, layer and split
3 velocity curves plus fixed velocity to optimize feel
self-demo mode
+/- octave transpose keys
built-in USB MIDI interface
MIDI In/Out jacks to interface with external MIDI gear
dedicated remote MIDI controller buttons including:
• MIDI Clock Stop/Start
• Tempo control for MIDI Clock including tap tempo feature
• Program Change
• Channel
• Bank LSB
• Bank MSB
• Local On/Off
General MIDI-compliant
stereo out (1/4” unbalanced)
stereo headphone out (1/4” TRS)
class-compliant drivers for Windows XP and Mac OS X
includes power supply
Audio Samples
Clearly there are gigging keyboardists on the design team...The complement of gozintas (sustain and soft pedal as well as expression pedal ins) and gozoutas (USB and MIDI) is best-in-class, and the front panel features are impressive for the money too. I’ve never met a sub-$1000 stage piano with all these features, let alone one that sounded so good.
- Keyboard Magazine, July 2005
"With a suggested retail price of $749.95, the ProKeys 88 is a great value for players, composers and educators who want to incorporate more technologically advanced samples and intuitive MIDI control into their keybaord performances."
- Downbeat
"I found myself playing the Prokeys 88 for hours and coming up with great Split/Layer combinations when I should have been writing this review." - "I would have nothing but praise for this product even if M-Audio had delivered it at a few hundred dollars more, but the fact that they have brought it in at well under one thousand dollars is really extraordinary."
- Sound on Sound, April 2006
“I worked with our front-of-house engineer to find a sound that would sit well in the mix for the size venues we would be playing on this tour. I use the Grand Piano 1 sound (on the ProKeys88), which sounds great in the two octaves above middle C, where I spend plenty of time in the typical Train set.”
- Brandon Bush, keyboardist, Train