KeyStep 37 is a controller evolved to meet the creative needs of musicians across the board. Intuitive appointments like Chord mode, Scale mode, and real-time LED note feedback make it the perfect option for beginner beat-makers and composers. Instant MIDI CC control, advanced connectivity and a high-end compact keybed make it a reliable solution for professionals.
KeyStep 37 is a controller built to inspire, designed to let users interact and experiment with their music like never before - the new core of your setup.
The creative idea generator
Transform single note melodies and unfinished ideas into musical stepping stones. Choose from multiple chord voicings, instrument-like strum effects, and expressive velocity settings and make your music really sing. Map out KeyStep 37’s keybed with a scale of your choice using Scale mode and never play a wrong note again. Tap into your MIDI hardware and software with assignable 16 MIDI CC parameters across 4 switchable banks.
The standout features
The unique interplay between KeyStep 37’s features is designed to unlock and connect musical ideas in real-time. It encourages spontaneity and experimentation, letting musicians and producers savor the creative process. Let’s take a closer look at the features:
With velocity, aftertouch and real-time RGB LED indicators for a comfortable, responsive performance.
Creative sequencer and arpeggiator
Sequence up to 64-steps with 8-note polyphony and 8 custom pattern slots, or explore 8 modes of arpeggiation.
Supercharged Chord mode
Generate instant chord sequences that respond to your velocity, with 12 chord types, and animate your chords with the articulate instrument-like strum control.
Quantize the keyboard and never play a wrong note. Choose from 5 scales, including a user-defined scale, to set your own musical terms.
Assignable MIDI CC controls
Interact with your hardware and software with 16 assignable MIDI CC parameters across 4 switchable banks, accessible via a new control panel and screen.
Connect to your computer, your desktop MIDI synths, or your CV & modular gear for simultaneous control over hardware and software.
About the Step range
Universal sequencing controllers
Uniquely combining the familiarity of MIDI controllers with the complexities of step sequencing, the Step range puts you in command of your software and hardware instruments. Just at home on stage as they are in the home studio, these sequencers are designed to enhance your ability to perform, improvise, write, and create.
Each member of the Step range features a combination of USB, MIDI and CV connections, and a variety of workflows to suit any sequencing needs. All your instruments, marching to the same beat. Learn more here.
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August 22, 2019 - IK Multimedia is proud to announce AmpliTube Brian May for Mac/PC, iPhone and iPad. Both feature precise models of the exact live and studio gear used by the legendary guitarist from the iconic band Queen - all recreated in collaboration with Brian May himself.
From Brian's treble booster to his three-amp live setup and carefully curated effects selection, guitarists can enjoy new amp, cab and stompbox models in a convenient package, along with presets covering his celebrated discography. Each model was created with the supervision of Brian May and his long-time technical team, to carefully replicate his rig.
A key element of Brian's distinct sound comes from his Red Special guitar that, famously, he hand built with his father in the 1960s from spare parts and household materials. Because the guitar is such an integral part of his rig, IK's engineers went the extra mile to even create a new stompbox effect that helps simulate the Red Special's tone and controls. This offers guitarists a more authentic musical experience that pays homage to this living legend.
Included are unique offerings such as a new pedal modelling Brian's Red Special guitar and a model of the one-of-a-kind, home-built "Deacy" Amp (with user adjustable battery power!) originally created by Queen bassist John Deacon, after modifying an old radio. Other highlights incorporate his famous triple-amp live setup; tone-shaping effects; and even a harmonizer for nailing those Queen stacked leads in a single take.
Based on the classic triple VOX® AC30™ setup, the BM 30 offers three amps with the effects chain in a Wet-Dry-Wet configuration to match Brian May's iconic setup. The BM DK is a model of the small "Deacy" amp that became the trademark sound of many Queen songs.
The 2x12 BM 30 Blue (named the 2x12 BM1 in the Brian May collection for iOS) is a triple cabinet based on the cab section of a VOX AC30 equipped with with Celestion™ Alnico Blue speakers. The 2x12 BM 30 H70 (2x12 BM2 in the Brian May collection for iOS) is with Celestion G12H Anniversary speakers. In addition, the 1x6 BM DK provides the cabinet section of the BM DK amp, featuring a 6" speaker.
The Red Special, created from a detailed study of Brian May's famous guitar, helps add the unique tonality and controls of the Red Special itself. Based on the original KAT® Treble Booster, the Treble Booster enriches guitar tone similar to Brian May's by boosting it before it reaches the amp.
May Wah was based on a rackmount Dunlop® Cry Baby® wah, modelled in the exact configurations Brian May uses to shape his tone, while the FOX Phaser was based on the unique and distinctive sound of the fOXX® Foot Phaser.
Star Gate is a noise gate that helps clean up the signal chain, minimizing the noise feeding Brian's unique amp and pedal setup.
The iPhone and iPad version, the Brian May Collection (which is inside the existing AmpliTube app) also adds the 30 - a 30-band Graphic EQ, with +/- 15 dB boost per band and a+/- 15dB Level control, to help craft a more exact match of Brian's tones. This pedal is already included for free in AmpliTube Custom Shop for Mac/PC.
A full set of painstakingly created song-based discography presets were compiled by Jamie Humphries, guitarist for the official Queen stage production "We Will Rock You", who has also performed with Queen and Brian May. These presets allow users to dial up their favourite Brian May tones instantly and were constructed under Brian's personal supervision.
Groundbreaking Modelling Technology
IK's latest Dynamic Interaction Modeling™ was used to deliver the highest level of ultra-realistic sound when modelling Brian May's gear. The product of 20 years' experience modelling analogue gear, DIM™ models the behaviour of every component in the circuit all the way down to its smallest nuance and character. Applied to May's rig, it delivers the same sound and feel as his real gear.
About AmpliTube guitar and bass tone studio
AmpliTube is the world's most powerful guitar and bass tone studio for Mac/PC/iPhone/iPad. Available in both free and paid versions, it recreates the entire guitar/bass signal chain from instrument to recording device in a hyper-realistic and intuitive way. Users can also browse and purchase collections of gear models from the world's top gear manufacturers plus signature artist gear. AmpliTube is available for both Mac/PC, as a stand-alone and plug-in for most popular recording software, and app for iPhone and iPad.
Easy connection to AmpliTube
AmpliTube connects seamlessly with AXE I/O, IK's premium audio interface with powerful guitar shaping tools. AmpliTube is also compatible with IK's iRig Stomp I/O, iRig Micro Amp, iRig HD 2, iRig Pro I/O and iRig Pro Duo portable audio interfaces for fast connectivity and on-the-go convenience.
Options, pricing and availability
AmpliTube Brian May (for Mac/PC) runs inside AmpliTube Custom Shop, a free download available to all. The new models are available now for purchase as a bundle from the Custom Shop, the IK Multimedia online store and from IK authorized dealers worldwide for $/€99.99 (excl. taxes).
No previous purchase of AmpliTube is required. The new models will show up as an optional purchase for existing users of AmpliTube 4 upon updating to the latest version.
The Brian May Collection (iPhone and iPad) is available via in-app purchase from within AmpliTube CS for iPhone or iPad, for $19.99. Individual models may also be purchased a la carte (Stomp FX - $3.99 each; amps - $6.99 each). All models are also part of IK's All-In Bundle 2019 collection, which is available for in-app purchase.
For more information about AmpliTube Brian May and the Brian May Collection, please visit:
Har börjat nosa på möjligheten att använda en iPad till att både skapa samt använda till bandets liveframträdanden. Jag använder i dagsläget en extremt simpel setup med en Korg X5D kopplat direkt till ett Behringer Xenyx 802, men både de inbyggda ljuden i X5D samt kontrollerna är kort sagt otillräckliga.
På vår senaste turné lirade jag på en lånad Korg Kronos 61 - fantastisk maskin på alla sätt! Denna passade alla mina behov för live, men eftersom jag inte har 30 000 att lägga på utrustning söker jag ett alternativt sätt.
Det jag söker är tips och råd kring utrustning som, om möjligt, fyller nedanstående krav - med utgångspunkt just kring iPad, då det verkar vara en smidig lösning:
Midi-controller med 61 tangenter, funkar t.ex. en Nektar Impact iX 61 eller Alesis V61?
iOS-mjukvara - krav på smidig setlist-vy (som den inbyggda i Kronos 61), men även för att skapa egna ljud
Ljudkort - behövs det, och isåfall när?
Bör vara kompatibelt med Cubase
Har läst om Camera Connection Kit, är det fortfarande standarden?
iPad - vilken modell rekommenderas?
Jag är helt färsk i detta ämne, så alla tips och rekommendationer uppskattas!
Sitter och sliter mitt hår här för ja har verkligen provat Allt känns det som, men har också förstått att det inte är ovanligt att det är problem mellan MIDI´t o Cubase ibland..
Jaja, Ja försöker spela in med ett midiklaviatur av märket M-Audio men får nästan en halv sekunds fördröjning från att jag trycker ner en tangent till att den hörs ur högtalare. Har provat med både mitt externa Quad Capture ljudkort och datorns egna ljudkort, och att såklart höja och sänka latencyn i Cubase utan att det händer något..
Det som är egendomligt är "MIDI-Fadern" på spåret jag spelar in på verkar reagera direkt på keyboardets anslag, alltså utan fördröjning, men ljudet kommer 1/2 sekund efter anslaget.
Likaså det inspelade miditonerna hamnar 1/2 sekund efter anslaget, alltså precis som de låter i högtalarna..
Audio går hur bra som helst att spela in utan latency..
Ja kan inte för mitt liv begripa vad som är fel, har försökt kolla på youtube videos mm utan framgång. O de e alltså Cubase 5 jag använder.
Mycket tacksam för eventuell hjälp här.. tackar på förhand..
Ha det så bra!
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