CME Xkey 25-key Mobile Keyboard Controller with Supernova Xkey Protection Carrying Case, Academic Discount | Education Discount at
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Product ID: 1576736 | Mfg Part #: xkey/supernova
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CME Xkey 25-key Mobile Keyboard Controller

The CME-Pro XKey 25-Key USB MIDI Music Keyboard is a portable USB bus-powered plug-and-play music keyboard for connecting to your Mac, PC, iOS, or Android device. The keyboard features 25 full-size keys in a traditional layout within a slim molded aluminum frame. Each key is connected to a velocity sensitive pressure sensor that can transmit 128 levels of programmable MIDI data with polyphonic aftertouch control. This allows for more expressive and realistic playing techniques.

The side of the keyboard includes a row of buttons for pitch-bending notes up to 16,000 steps, a touch sensitive button that emulates a modulation wheel, sustain controls, and controls for shifting the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. Using the Xkey Plus iPad application from the Apple App store, you can customize the controller by programming MIDI assignments to the keys and setting up to four user-defined velocity curves. Once configured, these settings can be saved to non-volatile memory within the keyboard and retained for future use.

The CME Xkey is our answer to mobile music creation
Featuring an ultra-slim lightweight design, the XKey is made for creation wherever inspiration strikes you. From the studio to your living room and everywhere in between; this keyboard brings professional performance anywhere.

Be In Complete Control
To adjust important settings such as sensitivity, velocity, timing on the xkey, and much more you must download the XKey Plus app

When you think of music, Xkey is there for you.
It is an elegant work of art. Itís also a fine instrument that follows you wherever you go. The black and white keys are supported by a cool silver color aluminum panel arching down at the front and a holder hidden at the rear bottom. These silky smooth keys intertwined with the aluminum grille. It presents a beautiful picture that the keys are like floating evenly at the edge of a waterfall.

Ultra Slim
the body of the Xkey is housed into a piece of molded aluminum. The thickness is merely 3.6mm. Weighing at around 600g, the Xkey is even lighter than the iPad. With the slim and light form factor of the Xkey, it can be completely put into standard size backpack. Xkey not only inherited the essence of the piano keyboard, also succeeded beyond the limits of traditional music keyboard design that with the rugged and lightweight mobile features perfectly together.

Professional Standard Keys
The key layout of Xkey follows exactly octave range of traditional piano in accordance with professional keyboard playerís finger memories and playing habits. Aluminum grille is used to clearly separate each key in order to ensure that the player can locate key positions while playing blindly on the keyboard. The structure of each individual key is designed in such a way that the entire key moves down at the same level when it is pressed at any part on the key. Such design gives unified sense of touch to the player.

Ultra Sensitivity
Under each key and button, there is a customized pressure sensor connects to the intelligent circuit board with high-processing power. The intelligent circuit board produces details of the performances at very low power consumption. Such details including the 128-step full range of velocity intensity and the corresponding polyphonic after-touch control, up to 16,000-step pitch-bend control, and real-time response speed manipulation.

CME Xkey Ultra-slim USB Controller Keyboard Features:

  • An ultra-slim and full-featured MIDI controller keyboard you can take anywhere
  • Precision cut aluminum frame provides natural key separation for 25 full-sized keys
  • Key design depresses evenly for added playability
  • Advanced sensing technology provides 128 levels of velocity sensitivity and full polyphonic aftertouch
  • High-resolution pitch bend modulation buttons utilize continuous MIDI control data
  • Octave up and down buttons give you access to an extended note range
  • Fully USB bus powered and firmware updatable via USB
  • Small enough to fit in virtually any backpack, laptop case, or midsize iPad case
  • Class-compliant USB provides full plug-and-play compatibility with most operating systems, including iOS (via the Apple Camera Connection Kit)

Supernova Xkey Protection Carrying Case

The CME Pro Supernova Xkey Protection Carrying Case is designed to protect the Xkey portable MIDI controller while traveling. The case is constructed from polyester fabric and features two zippers that wrap around three sides of the case for easy access to the controller.

Specifications for CME Xkey 25-key Mobile Keyboard Controller

Keyboard Size: 25 Keys

MIDI: Velocity sensitive with polyphonic aftertouch

Type of Keys: Chiclet

Aftertouch: Yes, polyphonic

Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Modulation, Sustain

MIDI I/O: MIDI over USB only

USB: Yes


Apple iOS: iOS 4.2 or newer. All versions of iPad/iPad mini with camera connection kit or lighting to USB camera adapter (sold separately)

Android: Tablets and smartphones with Android version 4 or newer and may require USB OTG (sold separately)

PC: Microsoft Windows XP-SP3, Vista, 7, 8

Mac: OS X

Linux: Driverless plug and play operation

Connection: Micro USB (micro-B)

Power: USB bus powered

Power Consumption: Less than 125 mW

Dimensions:(W x H x D)15.27 x 5.31 x 0.62" (388 x 135 x 16.0 mm)

Weight: 1.32 lb (600 g)