VX Series Pro controller keyboards


VX Series Pro

CME has announced the VX Series of keyboards, boasting the first controllers with nine motorised 60mm faders.

The VX Series feature 64 different types of programmable controllers including motorized faders, knobs, trigger pads, a ribbon controller, buttons, pitch bend and modulation wheel, transport controls, pedals, and a breath controller. These flexible keyboards have an amazing array of uses such as controlling a DAW and virtual instruments in the studio, triggering patterns and controlling sound rigs on stage, and recording audio into a laptop while on the go.

Key Features:

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  • Built-in USB Audio and MIDI interface
  • Multi-function expansion bay
  • Graded hammer-action weighted (VX8) or semi-weighted keyboard (VX5/6/7)
  • Initial and after touch, velocity sensitive keyboard
  • PadStyle® MIDI songs and patterns
  • Multi-scale mode for ethnic music
  • U-CTRL function for easy software integration
  • 9 60mm motorized faders
  • 12 programmable velocity sensitive trigger pads
  • 8 knob controllers (potentiometer)
  • 9 knob controllers (endless encoder)
  • 1 ribbon controller
  • 1 pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • 27 function and number buttons
  • Transport controls
  • 1 data entry encoder
  • Music software control templates with user bank memories
  • 2 x 16 characters LCD display
  • Firmware upgradeable via USB
  • 4 MIDI out, 1 MIDI in
  • 2 universal pedal connectors, full compatible with switch and expression pedal
  • Breath controller input, compatible with YAMAHA BC3
  • 2 mic/line input with gain control
  • 2 line output
  • 2 headphone outputs with volume control
  • Plug-and-play USB audio and MIDI on Windows XP and MAC OSX
  • USB hub, USB bus-powered

Price and Availability

The VX Series will be available in July 2006 at the following prices:

  • VX5 (49 key) – US$899.99
  • VX6 (61 key) – US$999.99
  • VX7 (76 key) – US$1199.99
  • VX8 (88 key) – US$1299.99