We brought you advance news of the CME UF master keyboards from the winter NAMM show and now the company tell us that they are shipping.
The UF 50/60/70/80 range from 49 to 88 keys with semi-weighted and hammer action weighted keys and also feature the worldâ€™s first keyboard with build-in duplex wireless MIDI system and optional multifunctional expansion board. Hereâ€™s the details directly from CME: Features:
The worldâ€™s first master keyboard with duplex wireless MIDI system
The worldâ€™s first master keyboard with multifunctional expansion board
Professional after-touch and breath control interface design
Superior classic metallic panel
49-, 61-, or 76-key semi-weighted action keyboard with aftertouch (UF50 / 60 / 70)
88-key hammer-action weighted keyboard with aftertouch (UF80)
Built-in duplex wireless MIDI interface
Over 20 user template, non-volatile memories
Pitch bend and modulation wheels
8 assignable control knobs, preset functions including Cutoff / Resonance / Attack / Release / PAN / Reverb / Chorus / Variation
9 assignable control faders, preset functions including volume for 1-16 channels and master volume, and drawbar for organ sounds.
LED data display, control button including program, transpose, octave, channel, keyboard split.
6 assignable shortcut knobs
6 sequencer remote buttons, including REC, PLAY, STOP, FAST REWIND, REWIND AND RETURN TO START, etc.
Panel page and layer button, data adjustment knobs.
1 MIDI-out port
Adapter port_9V_1500mA_, power switch
Breath controller port
Sustain pedal and volume pedal jacks
USB MIDI port, Class-compliant for Win Vista/XP and Mac OS X, Power can be supplied via USB
Support and tested with most professional audio/MIDI sequencers
Optional multifunction expansion board
WIDI-XU -- Wireless MIDI Interface
2.4GHz ISM working band
Duplex wireless MIDI data transmit (MIDI In/Out in same time)
Maximum 80m(262 feet) wireless transmission distance without obstacle
High speed (less than 3ms latency), powerful error correction with automatic notes-off and on-line detection, Low power consumption,
USB <--> RF transmission mode
Up to 64 radio channels for MIDI data transfer, with manual or automatic radio channel setting mode
Manual switching for one-to-multi communication (auto finding and selecting)
Automatic searching, manual or automatic channel setting and other system function can be controlled by the special MIDI SysEx command from USB
USB class compliant for Win XP/Vista and Mac OS X, supporting hot plug. No driver needed
Powered and upgrade program via USB
Pricing and Availability:
UF 50 (49 key) - $389.00 US MSRP
UF 60 (61 key) - $439.00 US MSRP
UF 70 (76 key) - $549.00 US MSRP
UF 80 (88 key) - $749.00 US MSRP More information: