Akai Professional is now shipping the SynthStation25, a musical keyboard controller for use with the iPhone and iPod Touch.
If you are really serious about making music on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you might be interested in getting a dedicated keyboard controller such as the Akai Professional SynthStation25 for your handheld unit. According to Akai, the new SynthStation25 is the first-ever musical keyboard controller designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
The SynthStation25 is a portable, 25-note mini keyboard with a built-in dock for that iPhone or iPod Touch. The mini keyboard provides two octaves of Velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys, pitch and modulation wheels, and physical buttons for the most commonly used controls: octave up / down, part-select, and patch-select. With the SynthStation25, you can play on real, physical keys rather than a tiny touchscreen keyboard. For monitoring and recording audio, the SynthStation25 has a RCA stereo-line output and a headphone output, and for controlling MIDI music software (Mac / Win), the SynthStation25 has a USB MIDI output.
- 25-key MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone and iPod touch.
- Velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys for expressive performance.
- Pitch and modulation wheels, octave +/-, and sound-bank buttons.
- Stereo RCA line outputs and headphone jack.
- USB/MIDI for virtually any MIDI music software or MIDI hardware devices.
- Seamlessly compatible with Akai SynthStation app.
The SynthStation25 is now shipping for $299 USD (MSRP) with an estimated street price of $99 USD.