5 Stars By Oleg Borisov on 2017-07-12
I'm a professional piano player and generally use Nord Piano 2 ($4,900) in my music production.
I was trying to find another great keyboard to be my master keyboard on the table, and for using it on my trips. Something with excellent velocity sensitivity, with great overall keyboard feeling.
I've tried ALL MIDI-keyboards on the market: they all suck! All! Both for $300+ and $100. All of them have terrible velocity sensitivity. Many of them have too springy and sometimes too stiff keys, many of them are unbalanced. Even Roland A-49 surprised me in a bad way: keys were too stiff and too springy.
Finally, I found Korg Microkey Air 61. And it's FANTASTIC. I'm getting pleasure almost as on my Nord Piano.
- Excellent and fantastic velocity sensitivity
- Excellent and just right weight of the keys: they suits for piano parts, for synths parts, for drums, for everything. They are really absolutely universal
- Super compact size, but still highly playable
- Traditional pitch-bend and modulation wheels
- It has Bluetooth-connectivity
- It has Korg Bundle
- I tried to find them, but, I really can't find any
I highly reccomend this keyboard for all who create music. For beginers and for pros. If you're looking for a great keyboard in compact size with best key action on the market — Korg Microkey is for you.
5 Stars By bstern on 2016-10-19
I never wanted a mini keyboard. I thought it would be a pain to play and no fun. This is amazingly easy to play, lots of fun, easy to do simple composition with, and the bluetooth interface works simple and great. I'd give it 6 stars. I use it with Notion (ios app). Applause, Korg!
4 Stars By DT on 2017-07-27
Nice, handy, but has useless arp
One of the only affordable choices for bluetooth midi controller, and it is decent. I have a slight bit of latency with it, but it depends on the app and what sort of load my ipad is processing. I wish it had a simple volume knob, or assignable midi CC knob. The arp I thought would be a nice bonus, but it is awful. I can't find a use for it. The 2 way joystick is pretty cool, but not as handy as a tradional pitch and mod wheel. Also the config utility app the comes with it is MAC or PC only. No ios version, which is just silly.
2 Stars By Thomas G. Field, Jr. on 2017-11-22
Miserable experience establishing Bluetooth connections to my Mac and iPad.
Standard processes for Bluetooth connections do not work. Necessary instructions must be downloaded from Korg's website. That may require a redundant product name as well as serial number. If so, the name copied from the product may be rejected as invalid.
At the Korg website, try this url [.../us/support/download/product/0/716/] If not, be prepared to phone for necessary information.
5 Stars By Salim Karam on 2016-04-22
The Korg microKEY AIR 37 lives up to its expectations!
The Korg microKEY AIR 37 lives up to its expectations in a wonderful way! I use it with Korg Gadget on iPhone and iPad... The connection was so seamless and easy, the build and keys quality excellent for this line of products, and with zero latency while playing notes in spite of the fact that it is wireless - you almost wouldn't believe its wireless!
I highly recommend the Korg microKEY AIR to any musician who works on iOS and needs more practicality and freedom. After all it's a Korg product and Korg delivers quality!
5 Stars By sm7x7 on 2016-08-08
this one is THE BEST keyboard for wireless MIDI with my iPod 6th gen
Oh my, this one is THE BEST keyboard for wireless MIDI with my iPod 6th gen! A+++++
5 Stars By D. Williams on 2016-07-05
Great Little Bluetooth Controller
This thing is absolutely perfect for what I needed. Very small footprint, tad bigger than 15" x 5". Lightweight, but feels pretty solid. Key action is very good for its size and price, considerably better than my Akai MPK Mini. Bluetooth connection to my iPad went without a hitch; I was up and running with KORG Gadget literally seconds after installing the batteries and turning it on. A heads up -- it does require their editor to be installed and used on a Mac/PC along with a USB connection (cable is included) if you want to change its default MIDI settings/keyboard velocity curve, which I find to be a bit awkward. Maybe an iOS app to do this over bluetooth isn't feasible. I did tweak the velocity on mine for a lighter touch, but its default setting is probably fine for most players.
Overall 5 stars. I really don't see how KORG could have made this much better. Highly recommended.
5 Stars By Well Simon says on 2016-09-14
if you're looking for Bluetooth keyboard this is the one for you I love the saying it's great travel it's great to just pull out and be able to have a small micro keyboard when you need it without having to pull out 88 keys .
3 Stars By EngineersGuideToGod on 2018-01-16
Keys are Too Small For My Hands
I was hoping I could adapt to the smaller key size, but my hands are too big (I wear an XL glove). Other than that, it was OK, but not great.
1 Stars By John OBrien on 2017-12-29
Curb your enthusiasm
I am no novice to managing issues with connectivity. However, in 2017, connections should be rock solid and immediate. This did not connect at all by bluetooth or USB. Do I want to try another one? Um, no. The USB port is flimsy as was mentioned in other reviews. I have several controllers, an MPK261, Impakt 61, Line 6 Mobile Keys 49, maudio keystation 32, but I really wanted a bluetooth keyboard to audition my keyboard levels at small gigs because I mix from behind the keyboard. Yes, the CME is twice the cost, but if it works, I'll pay it. In all honesty, get ready to send it back. If you suspect it is defective, you surely will not opt for a replacement, but you will say, "No thanks, just refund me the money." Save up the money and get a CME. I love Korg hardware synths (Kronos), but I have a feeling these controllers are made with significantly cheaper B-Stock parts.