M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3 88-key MIDI Keyboard Controller
The Keystation 88 MK3 earned a place on our recommended list for 88 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards in June 2021 where it remained until September 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other keyboards.
The M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3 is a streamlined MIDI Controller with 88 semi-weighted, full size keys and controls for volume, transport and octave.
It also features a 5-Pin MIDI out and jacks for sustain and expression pedals. The Volume fader can be assigned to a custom MIDI parameter.
Bundled with the Keystation 88 MK3 are ProTools First, Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats along with a suite of virtual instruments.
The Keystation 88 MK3 gets high marks for its simplicity and ease of integration. For folks who want a straightforward full-size MIDI Controller with none of features you won't use, the Keystation 88 is for you.
- Keys:8 8 Semi-weighted, Full-sized
- Zones: No.
- Pads: No.
- Controls: Volume fader, transport and directional buttons, Octave up and down buttons
- Automap: No.
- Power: 9V DC 500mA power supply (sold separately) / USB bus powered
- Connectivity: 5-Pin MIDI out and USB MIDI., 1 x 1/4" TS (sustain), 1 x 1/4" TRS (expression)
- Dimensions: 54.24" (L) x 8.52" (W) x 2.88" (H).
- Weight: 13.75 lbs.
- Bundled Software: Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, MPC Beats
- Compatibility: macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit/Windows 10 or later, 64-bit
Here's a demo and review of the M-Audio Keystation 88 MK3: