For some musicians – kazoo players, for example – it’s not a problem if you come up with a killer jingle while you’re out and about. Carry your instrument with you and you can give it a try straight away. But it’s not as easy for piano players. Unless they’ve got shoulders like Atlas they’re confined to doing all of their creative thinking indoors – within prodding distance of the heavy piano.
Not to worry though! Signalling an end to this creativity-stifling misery is the Akai SynthStation 25. This compact keyboard features a two-octave set of piano keys and dock for an iPod Touch or iPhone. Using the Akai SynthStation app, you can create beats, loops or entire tracks; all on the move.
Use the SynthStation’s built-in buttons for instant hands-on control, or access the app for a host of further touchscreen functions. Short of a working piano key neck tie, it’s the easiest way to tinkle the ivories on the go.
Akai SynthStation App
25-key MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone and iPod touch
Velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys for expressive performance
Pitch and modulation wheels, octave +/-, and sound-bank buttons
Stereo RCA line outputs and headphone jack
USB/MIDI for virtually any MIDI music software or MIDI hardware devices