Dedicated to developing hardware that removes the barriers to creativity for artists and music producers, Novation has introduced its newest range of MIDI keyboard controllers. Say hello to FLkey Mini and FLkey 37, the first MIDI keyboard controllers fully integrated with FL Studio for seamless music production and an intuitive hands-on workflow that lets you spend less time working on a computer screen.
Designed in collaboration with FL Studio creators Image-Line, the FLkey range brings FL Studio’s mixer off screen and puts music production right into the producer’s hands. Suitable for FL Studio users of any level, it places essential controls right at your fingertips so you can play freely without the hassle of pointing and clicking with a mouse while in the middle of a performance.
Take control of FL Studio’s Step Sequencer straight from the keyboard. Producers can program beats and make high-quality tracks with ease, thanks to FLkey’s Channel rack playability straight from the pads. With Mixer controls directly on the hardware, mixes can be tweaked to perfection immediately. Creators can stay inspired during studio sessions with Scale and Fixed Chord modes, so they’ll always hit the right note and craft perfect melodies. With FLkey, you can control instruments and automation, browse presets from Image Line plug-ins, and assign custom controls with Custom Modes for the ultimate tailored workflow in FL Studio.
FLkey Mini with 25 Mini Keys
FLkey Mini is the perfect companion for the FL Studio user on the move. The compact 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard gives you control over the most important FL Studio features. It is equipped with pitch-bend and modulation touch strips, 8 control knobs, 16 RGB backlit, velocity-sensitive pads, note repeat on the pads, Fixed Chord mode (which allows producers to play custom chords with just one finger), transport controls, and more.
FLkey 37 with 37 Full-Size Keys
FLkey 37 expands on its Mini counterpart, giving producers a keyboard with 37 full-size keys for a larger octave range. It sits comfortably in a typical studio setup and offers extra features, including powerful Channel Rack controls, plus Scale Chord mode and User Chord mode that allow producers to play pre-made chords in eight different scales straight from FLkey’s pads. In addition to the standard transport controls found on the FLkey Mini, the FLkey 37 provides FL Studio functions such as undo, metronome, quantize, and Score Log.
To help you start creating right out of the box, FLkey comes with a six-month trial of FL Studio Producer. And since the keyboards are USB-powered for truly convenient portability, a USB cable is included. Whether you are just beginning to make beats or you’re already an FL Studio expert, FLkey’s intuitive features are sure to speed up your workflow, boost your creativity, and make it more fun to produce tracks.
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