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The Gadget Show named the Gear4music MK-6000 Keyboard with USB MIDI one of the "Top 5 Gadgets for Creating Music at Home" in a September 2011 online article.
User Friendly Design
Coming with 61 touch sensitive keys, the MK-6000 keyboard not only looks the part, but is designed with the first time user in mind. The ergonomically designed knobs and controls mean that the 128 realistic voices and rhythms are only a touch away. You can follow all your changes on the brightly lit LCD screen and even use the USB connectivity to turn the keyboard into a MIDI controller.
Impressive Array of Voices, Rhythms and Effects
The Gear4music MK-6000 boasts an impressive 128 voices ranging from harpsichord to sitar. The quirky Mk-6000 also includes some natural sounds such as birds and applause for the more experimental player!
Alongside this the MK-6000 also has 128 built in rhythm functions for accompaniment. The wide range of different musical styles can transform your pieces with a full rich backing. At the touch of a button you effectively have a full house band to play along with. The single finger chord function allows you to control the backing track with ease.
Most keyboards of this range have the familiar 8 percussion pads, however the MK-6000 takes this facility to a whole new level with 61 separate percussion sounds assigned to the keys. The MK-6000 also comes with the full range of effects that you would expect from a top of the range keyboard. You can fully control sustain, touch sensitivity and transposition.
Numerous Connectivity Options
Not only is the MK-6000 a quality instrument in its own right, but it can also be used as a MIDI controller when connected via a USB cable (included), so no expensive MIDI cables are needed. This enables the use of music recording software on your PC or MAC (sequencing and audio editing software not included.) The keyboard also features the ability to connect speakers for live performance or headphones for quiet practice.
Skill Building Tools
The bright, LCD screen helpfully maps out what keys are pressed even when the keyboard is playing one of the 30 demo songs
which enables you to learn to play along with these 30 new tunes. The polyphonic recording function
means you can record your music and track your progress. It also allows you to play over your recorded music helping you to create pieces with multiple parts whilst the in-built metronome helps keep you in time.
Whether you are looking for a user friendly, entry level keyboard with scope to develop as you do, a tool for composition and experimentation or simply a MIDI controller the Gear4music MK-6000 is an impressive piece of kit at a great price.
- HP-210 Stereo Headphones
- X-Frame Keyboard Stand
- Adjustable Keyboard / Piano Bench
- Number of Keys: 61
- Polyphony: 16
- Touch Sensitive: Yes
- Built In Speakers: Yes
- Dimensions: 960mm x 370mm x 120mm
- Timbres: 128
- Rhythms: 128
- Percussions: 61
- Demo Songs: 30
- Display: LCD
- Tempo: Yes
- Volume: Yes
- Backing: Single Finger, Fingered Chord, Sync, Fill-In
- Rhythm Programming: Yes
- Metronome: Yes
- Sustain: Yes
- Transpose: Yes
- Pitch Bend: No
- Vibrato: Yes
- Split: Yes
- Record and Playback: Yes
- USB MIDI: Yes
- Speaker Output: (L/R)
- Headphone Jack: Yes
- DC 12V,500mA (Included AC Adaptor)
Music is for everyone, so we’re making it easier for you to start playing. Backed by our years of professional experience, the Gear4music range gives you access to a vast collection of instruments, audio gear and accessories. Produced ethically and responsibly, they're suitable for every musical interest while meeting the expectations of a caring world. There’s never been a better time to start making music.