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Music producers and musicians in search of a professional-grade 88-key MIDI control with advanced smart controls and auto-mapping capabilities will be impressed with the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro, an 88-key graded hammer action USB MIDI controller with advanced high-speed key bed scanning technology for an ultra-expressive playing experience and customizable assignable aftertouch for added expression and control.
With its front and center OLED screen, the Hammer 88 Pro allows you to quickly and easily search for and test sounds, map controls, and mix and edit your sessions. Control any DAW and automatically map commonly used functions such as transport, faders, pan controls and much more. Weather you use Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Studio One, or any other major DAW, just select the map and let Auto-Mapping take care of the rest. Automap also instantly maps all the virtual instruments included in the software bundle.
With the Smart controls, you can harness the power of Smart Chord and Smart Scale to propel your imagination seamlessly across all 88 keys. Smart Chord allows you to play chords with a single key or pad. Choose from a variety of chord structures and modes or create your own via the custom mode. Smart Scale allows you to set the keybed, so that only notes in the selected scale can be played, allowing you to play within a chosen scale without the risk of playing wrong notes. Other notable features include note repeat and the arpeggiator. Note repeat allows you to hold down a pad and hear a repeated rhythmic pattern at a selectable note division. Activate note repeat momentarily or use latch mode for continuous operation. The built-in arpeggiator generates patterns based on note or chord combinations. Adjust the timing and division on-the-fly for inspired performances.
The Hammer 88 Pro includes a variety of software, including Ableton Live Lite, Akai Professional MPC Beats performance/recording software, plus nine MPC Beats expansion kits. Also included is an AIR Music Technology instrument bundle, with Hybrid, Velvet and Mini Grand. The keyboard comes with a USB Type-A to USB Type-B cable.
- Best-in-class 88 graded hammer-action keys with aftertouch and assignable zones
- 16 RGB, backlit, assignable, velocity-sensitive pads with note repeat for beat production, clip launching, and more
- Eight assignable knobs and buttons for controlling virtual instruments, mix plug-ins, DAW controls, and more
- Nine 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 enables playing of enharmonic or custom chord voicings
- Smart Scale mode eliminates wrong notes making it easy to craft a perfect song
- Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels, 3 footswitch pedal inputs, and expression pedal input
- USB-MIDI connection and 5-pin MIDI input and output for connecting to external MIDI gear
- Intuitive layout featuring an OLED screen for quick control edits
- Includes music rest, MIDI editor software and a complete software production package featuring Ableton Live Lite, MPC Beats, virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology (Hybrid, Velvet, Mini Grand,) and 9 MPC Beats expansion packs