Here's what Korg tell us about the new plugKEY iOS music interface.
Melville, NY - - June 9, 2016 - - Always on the cutting-edge of innovation and aiming to satisfy the needs of music makers, Korg introduces plugKEY, which lets users connect any 5-pin MIDI-equipped instrument - - including their keyboard, home digital piano, workstation and more - - to their iOS device’s Lightning ™ connector to control MIDI-enabled apps. High quality stereo ¼” outputs- and audio out via the same Lightning ™ connection also allows users to connect their iOS device with their mixer, audio interface, or monitors with high-quality D/A conversion. Rounding out the feature set is a convenient volume knob and 1/8” headphone jack. Every plugKEY also includes LE versions of Korg’s acclaimed Module and Gadget apps.
“Korg’s new plugKEY is a tool that every music maker should have access to. There is nothing on the market with a 5-pin MIDI In, stereo ¼ audio out, and optional charging for iOS. It’s really an ingeniously simple and useful MIDI and Audio tool for anyone using an iOS device for music,” shared James Sajeva, Korg USA’s Director of Technology Brands. “It’s also perfect for Digital Home Piano owners, from student to pro level, and opens up a world of control for iOS beyond small USB-only controllers.”
With a compact design and weighing just 2 ounces, the extremely portable MIDI and audio interface is Apple Certified; providing users with confidence to use plugKEY as an approved device to interface their MIDI gear with music apps.
Available in August for $99, with LE versions of Korg’s best-selling apps included with every purchase (Module and Gadget), learn more at www.korg.com.
plugKEY Operating Requirements
OS: iOS 8 or later
Devices:iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini, iPad 4th generation, iPod touch (5th, and 6th generation)
Connectors: Apple Lightning, MIDI IN: 5-Pin Din jack, Charging Port: DC 5V microUSB
Audio Outputs: Audio Line Outs (L/MONO, R): 1/4” phone jacks, Headphones: Stereo 1/8” mini phone jack,