M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro 88-key Keyboard Controller

$799.00

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  • M-Audio
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88-key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Hammer-action Keys, 16 RGB-backlit Performance Pads, 9 Faders, 8 Knobs, OLED Screen, Arpeggiator, 1 Expression Pedal Jack, and 3 Footswitch Jacks

A Full-featured Controller Keyboard for the Pianist

With its authentic piano action and sleek, roadworthy chassis, many keyboardists at Sweetwater have adopted the M-Audio Hammer 88 as their primary keyboard controller for stage and studio. Its fully weighted hammer-action keyboard faithfully conveys all the subtle nuances of your performances, satisfying the requirements of the most demanding pianists even as it adeptly lends itself to playing non-keyboard instruments. Now, M-Audio leverages the many attributes of this popular model with the Hammer 88 Pro, which checks all the boxes for a full-featured MIDI controller with a host of additional features, including aftertouch; velocity-sensitive RGB-backlit performance pads; assignable faders, knobs, and buttons; an arpeggiator; extensive connectivity; DAW transport controls, and more. Factor in the included premium software suite and competitive price tag, and the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro is a no-brainer.

The expressive power of aftertouch

Normally only found on high-ticket keyboards, aftertouch is one feature you might not know you need until you’ve actually used it. Synth mavens use it like you would any MIDI CC, but the fact that it doesn’t require taking your hands off the keyboard (or operating a pedal) makes it especially valuable. Perhaps the best example of aftertouch in action is leaning into a note you’re already playing to apply some tasty vibrato to the tail end. The Hammer 88 Pro is fitted with a mod wheel and an expression pedal jack, and of course you can commandeer any of its assignable knobs or faders for any continuous controller function. It all adds up to a prodigious arsenal of creative power you can deploy to make incredible music. And that, friends, is what it’s all about!

Full integration with your studio and gig rig

If, like many musicians at Sweetwater, you use hardware synths, sound modules, and drum machines in addition to virtual instruments, you’ll appreciate the Hammer 88 Pro’s 5-pin DIN MIDI I/O. Of course, there’s a USB-MIDI port for connecting with your computer. Add the optional Apple Camera Connection Kit, and you have access to your favorite iOS music apps. And for the ultimate in convenience, the Hammer 88 Pro is USB-powered and class-compliant, so there’s no power supply to misplace! It’s available separately, however, if you need one for standalone use.

Everything you need to make incredible music

Hammer 88 Pro is loaded with smart features that pack everything you need to make music into one powerful package. No need to get bogged down in music theory — Hammer 88 Pro’s Smart Chord mode lets you play sophisticated enharmonic or custom chord voicings, while its Smart Scale mode eliminates incorrect notes, so you can solo like a virtuoso. Also onboard is a full-featured Arpeggiator with type, octave, gate, and swing controls. DAW transport controls, ergonomic pitch bend and mod wheels, a sustain pedal jack and three switch-type pedal inputs, 5-pin MIDI I/O, and USB-MIDI complete the setup. But that’s not all — Hammer 88 Pro comes with a premium software package to supercharge your productions.

Included premium software suite

With the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro, you get free MIDI editor software plus a complete software production package featuring ProTools | First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, and MPC Beats, plus seven virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology (Hybrid, Velvet, Mini Grand, Xpand!2, Vacuum, Boom, DB-33) and nine MPC Beats Expansion Packs.

M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro 88-key MIDI Controller Keyboard Features:

  • 88 fully-weighted, hammer-action keys with aftertouch and assignable zones
  • Intuitive panel layout with OLED screen for quick control edits
  • 16 RGB, backlit, assignable, velocity-sensitive pads with Note Repeat for beat production, clip launch, and more
  • 8 assignable knobs and buttons for controlling virtual instruments, plug-ins, DAW controls, and more
  • 9 assignable faders for controlling virtual instruments, plug-ins, DAW faders, and more
  • Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW controls and plug-in parameters
  • Smart Chord mode lets you effortlessly play enharmonic or custom chord voicings
  • Smart Scale mode eliminates errant notes, making it easy to craft a perfect song
  • Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate, and Swing controls
  • USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling music software, and more
  • 5-Pin MIDI DIN port for triggering external MIDI hardware
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels and +/- controls for expressive performances
  • 1 Expression, 3 Footswitch pedal jacks
  • USB-powered; power adapter available separately for standalone use
  • Class-compliant, no drivers required, plug-and-play connectivity with Mac/PC
  • iOS compatibility via Apple Camera Connection Kit (available separately)
  • Includes MIDI editor software and a complete premium software production suite
  • Music rest included

Tech Specs

  • Type: Keyboard Controller
  • Number of Keys: 88
  • Type of Keys: Weighted, Graded Hammer Action
  • Velocity Sensitive: Yes
  • Aftertouch: Yes
  • Pads: 16 x RGB Baklit Pads
  • Other Controllers: Pitch Wheel, Mod Wheel
  • Encoders/Pots: 8 x Knobs
  • Faders: 9
  • Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
  • Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4″ (sustain), 2 x 1/4″ TS (soft, footswitch, CC) 1 x 1/4″ TRS (expression, CC)
  • MIDI I/O: In/Out/USB
  • USB: 1 x Type B
  • Computer Connectivity: USB
  • Features: Trasnpose, Chord Mode, Arpeggiator
  • Software: Avid Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition, Akai MPC Beats, AIR Music Tech virtual instruments
  • Format: AAX, AU, VST
  • Hardware Requirements – Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher (Intel Core i5 for Pro Tools | First), 4GB RAM minimum
  • Hardware Requirements – PC: 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Multi-Core or higher (Intel Core i5 for Pro Tools | First), 4GB RAM minimum
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.11.6 or later (macOS 10.13.6 for Pro Tools | First)
  • OS Requirements – PC: Windows 7 SP1 or later (Windows 10 build 1909 for Pro Tools | First)
  • Power Supply: USB bus powered (cable included), 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
  • Height: 5.0″
  • Width: 56.0″
  • Depth: 11.1″
  • Weight: 40.8 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: HAMMER88PRO

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