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Line 6 Mobile Keys™ Premium Keyboard Controllers Move Seamlessly Between iPad®, iPhone®, Mac® and PC
-- Available in 25- and 49-key models, each with full-size keys, iOS and USB connectivity, and compatibility with iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® --
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – January 10, 2012 – Line 6 is showing Mobile Keys™ premium keyboard controller for iPad®, iPhone®, Mac® and PC at CES 2012.
Mobile Keys 25 and Mobile Keys 49 are a pair of new, lightweight, ultraportable keyboards designed to control iOS music apps and do double duty as USB MIDI controllers for Mac® and Windows® computers. Both models have full-size keys and solid keyboard action. The keys are velocity sensitive, allowing them to accurately interpret the nuances and subtleties of a keyboardist’s playing. Both Mobile Keys models are compatible with any iOS app that supports the CoreMIDI standard for input, including GarageBand® and numerous drum machines, synthesizers and virtual instruments.
“With Mobile Keys 25 and 49, not only do you have two extremely portable options for playing and recording on the go with your iPhone and iPad music apps,” says Line 6 co-founder and digital audio innovator Marcus Ryle, “but you can move seamlessly between your iOS music apps and your Mac or PC, as well.”
The keyboards require no additional hardware to function—they plug right into an iOS device’s dock connector. They’re bus powered, so they need no external power supply or batteries. The two keyboards are equipped with pitch bend and modulation wheels for additional sonic control, and they also have a pair of 1/4-inch TRS jacks for plugging in sustain and expression pedals. Both keyboards also have USB jacks and are USB class-compliant, allowing seamless connection with Mac and Windows desktop and laptop computers. Suggested retail price for Mobile Keys 25 is $149.99, and Mobile Keys 49 is $199.99, and both are shipping early 2012.
Mobile Keys 25 and Mobile Keys 49 are compatible with iPod® touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPhone® 4, iPhone® 3GS, iPad® 2 and iPad®, as well as Mac® and PC computers.
For more information, please visit http://line6.com/mobilekeys
About Line 6, Inc.
Line 6 products have been at the cutting edge of digital audio development for musicians and audio professionals since the company pioneered the digital modeling guitar amplifier in 1996. Before the Line 6 brand was formed in the mid-‘90s, co-founders Marcus Ryle and Michel Doidic were principal developers for the Alesis® ADAT®, the digital multi-track recorder that revolutionized the recording industry. Today, Line 6 produces a wide variety of hardware and software products including POD® multi-effect processors, POD Farm® software plug-ins, Spider® guitar amps, a range of professional instrument and microphone digital wireless systems, digital live sound mixers, and speakers, as well as the Mobile In™ premium digital guitar interface and Mobile Keys™ keyboards for Apple iOS devices. For more information, visit http://www.line6.com.
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