Take K.ONtrol

ESI ship K.ON controller keyboard      14/01/08
Take K.ONtrol


German company ESI tell us that they are now starting shipping of the new K.ON controller keyboard in Europe. Availability in North America will follow within a month.
ESI say that, equipped with a stable aluminum cabinet, K.ON is not only stylish, but perfectly optimized for professional usage live on stage or in any studio environment. Various faders and dials as controllers are provided, allowing remote control of software and hardware synthesizers. K.ON has a total of 4 expansion slots, compatible with existing synthesizer modules from other vendors and with forthcoming expansions from ESI. One of the expansion slots is occupied by the standard I/O board featuring support to bus-power the keyboard via USB and making it compatible with all current Windows versions (incl. Vista 32- and 64-bit) as well as Mac OS X (incl. Leopard).
Features
  • 3 digit LED display
  • 9 endles dials
  • 9 faders
  • modulation wheel / pitch bend
  • numeric keypad
  • transport control buttons
  • various editing functions for programming
  • power supplied via USB or optional external power supply
  • expandable via 4 expansion slots on backside
  • Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Mac OS X 10.3 (and higher) compatible
  • bundled with Steinberg Cubase LE 4.0 for PC and Mac
Pricing and Availability:
K.ON has a MSRP of 599 EUR. More information:
  • www.esi-audio.com

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