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US1 - One Keyboard MIDI stack

 

 

The US1 one-keyboard "stack" is a higher spec version of the KS1 and is useful for the same situations:
- where something very portable is needed
- for use as a "digital harmonium"
- to stand on top of an existing MIDI-capable instrument to provide an additional manual

Because the US1 is based on the Behringer UMX610 it has the advantage of neater "diving board" white keys, and less key travel before the note sounds. However the touch is also lighter, so players who like a firmer touch may still prefer the KS1 for that reason. "Touch" is a highly subjective matter, and if in doubt the best policy is to try both types of keyboard before deciding. The other main advantages of the US1 over the KS1 are that the pistons are better quality and larger, and the cheeks are wider and profiled. The US1 is also available without cheeks, please contact us for a price.

The stack plugs directly into the USB ports of your computer, or a USB hub. Use the stack on its own, or combined with a MIDI pedalboard. Can be placed on a table, desk or other convenient surface, or built into an existing console.

The stack is guaranteed for one year.  See Our Selling Policy for the terms of our guarantee.

Features at a glance
* one full-size 61 note keyboard
* 8 pistons arranged in two groups of
four
* semi-weighted touch
* substantial bolted MDF chassis - no wobble!
* requires no external power supply and no batteries (draws power from USB connections)
* requires no MIDI-to-USB converter
* non-scratch feet (which may be removed if stack is to be bolted down)
* option to add music stand
* finished in black  (goes with anything!) Other colours are available
* can be transported in boot or back seat of most cars
* fully compatible with Hauptwerk
* a generic pdf User Guide is available from our Downloads page
* needs 2 available USB ports

Pistons
The 16  pistons can be configured to do almost anything in Hauptwerk. Most obviously they can be used as combination pistons, but they can also carry out menu commands. Particularly useful ones are to advance the registration sequencer, or to start and stop the built-in recording. The pistons are not numbered, but they are grouped into fours for ease of identification.

 MIDI output channel
MIDI output is on channel 1 for both keyboard and pistons.



 

 


£455


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