ESI has released a new product in its keyboard controller product line that can be used with many different software or hardware devices because its USB connection, including synths (using the knobs and faders). The ESI K.ON Controller Keyboard‘s environment can be studio (professional or home) or live stages, where the aluminum cabinet gathers importance.
The ESI K.ON Controller Keyboard features 88 hammer action keys, 8 endless rotary knobs (for effects or parameters adjustments), 9 faders, modulation and pitch wheels, editing and selecting controls, numeric LED display, transport controls and 4 expansion slots (on the back) that are compatible with many vendors synth modules. The controller can be powered through the USB connection or via an external power supply.
This controller works with Windows (XP or higher) and Mac OS X and comes with ubiquitous Cubase LE 4.0 software. The ESI K.ON Controller Keyboard is now available and its approximate price is $675.