Korg MicroKey2 61 USB


Make music on the go with the ultra-portable Korg MicroKey2 61 USB, featuring 61 velocity sensitive keys, pitch and modulation wheels, octave shift buttons and more!

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If you are looking for a versatile and portable USB keyboard, then the Korg MicroKey2 61 should be high on your list of contenders. This compact and lightweight keyboard packs a lot of features into its slim frame, making it a great choice for home recording studios, mobile musicians, and anyone who needs a flexible MIDI keyboard.

The Korg MicroKey2 61 is a 61-key velocity-sensitive keyboard that connects to your computer via USB. It is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems, and it supports most music software programs. The keyboard comes with a software bundle that includes a range of synthesizer and sound editing programs, which can help you get started with creating music right away.

One of the standout features of the Korg MicroKey2 61 is its compact size. Measuring just 850mm x 139mm x 54mm, it is much smaller than most full-size MIDI keyboards, which makes it a great choice for cramped home studios or live gigs where space is at a premium. Despite its small size, the MicroKey2 61 still manages to pack in a range of useful features.

For starters, the keyboard has pitch bend and modulation wheels, which can add expressive depth to your playing. There are also octave shift buttons, which allow you to shift the keyboard up or down by an octave, which is useful if you need to play notes outside of the keyboard’s standard range. Additionally, the keyboard has built-in arpeggiators and a chord feature, which makes it easy to create complex and interesting musical patterns.

Another great feature of the Korg MicroKey2 61 is its build quality. Despite being so small and light, the keyboard feels solid and well-built. The keys themselves are full-size and have a nice amount of resistance, which makes them pleasant to play. There are also rubber feet on the bottom of the keyboard, which help prevent it from sliding around on your desk.

Overall, the Korg MicroKey2 61 is an excellent USB keyboard that is well-suited to a range of musical applications. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced musician, this keyboard offers a lot of value for its low price point. Plus, it is portable and lightweight enough to take with you wherever you go, making it an ideal choice for composers, producers, and performers alike.

Korg MicroKey2 61 USB properties

Product name MicroKey2 61 USB
Brand Korg
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument Keyboard
Keys Yes
Number of Keys 61 pcs
Connections USB
Colour Black, White
Power Supply USB

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Keyboard Instrument


Number of Keys




Power Supply


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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the specifications of Korg MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard and what is the process to connect it to a computer for MIDI recording?

The KorG MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard is a compact, lightweight, and portable MIDI controller with 61 full-sized velocity-sensitive keys. It features pitch bend and modulation wheels, octave shift buttons, and assignable controls for DAW integration. The specifications of the KorG MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard include:

- 61 full-size, semi-weighted keys with velocity sensitivity
- Pitch Bend Wheel and Modulation Wheel
- Octave shift buttons (5 octaves)
- 8 assignable knobs for controlling DAW parameters
- USB MIDI interface
- Powered by USB bus
- Dimensions: 32.75 inches (831mm) width x 9.75 inches (247mm) depth x 1.25 inches (31mm) height
- Weight: 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)

To connect the KorG MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard to a computer for MIDI recording, follow these steps:

1. Connect the keyboard's USB cable to an available USB port on your computer. The keyboard will automatically be recognized by your computer's operating system.
2. Launch your preferred digital audio workstation (DAW) software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro, or FL Studio.
3. Open the MIDI settings within your DAW and ensure that the KorG MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard is selected as the input device for recording MIDI data.
4. Create a new MIDI track in your DAW or select an existing track to record MIDI data from the keyboard.
5. Enable the MIDI input monitoring within your DAW, so you can hear the sound of the virtual instruments while playing on the keyboard.
6. Arm the track for recording and press the Record button to start capturing MIDI performance data from the KorG MicroKEY 2 61 USB keyboard.

How does the semi-weighted keybed on the Korg MicroKey2 61 USB differ from a traditional weighted keyboard, and what advantages does it offer in terms of feel and response?

The semi-weighted keybed on the Korg MicroKey2 61 USB is designed to provide a balance between the light-touch feel of synth action keys and the resistance of piano-action keys. While traditional weighted keyboards are modeled after acoustic grand pianos and have heavier keys with a graded touch, the semi-weighted keys on the MicroKey2 offer a more responsive and expressive playing experience that is ideal for synth players or those who prefer a lighter touch. The semi-weighted keys allow for quick, precise key strikes, making it easier to play fast runs, arpeggios, and other techniques. Additionally, since the action is not as heavy, it requires less finger pressure, which can reduce fatigue during prolonged playing sessions. The keys still provide enough resistance to provide feedback and tactile response, allowing for subtle nuances in dynamics and expression. Overall, the semi-weighted keybed on the Korg MicroKey2 offers a unique compromise between traditional weighted action and synth action, providing the best of both worlds. Its responsive feel and expressive capabilities make it an attractive option for musicians who want a more versatile and adaptable keyboard that can cater to various genres and playing styles.

How can I ensure proper MIDI synchronization between my Korg MicroKey2 61 USB and external MIDI devices using the provided USB and MIDI DIN connectors?

To ensure proper MIDI synchronization between your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB and external MIDI devices, follow these steps:

1. Connect your external MIDI devices to either the USB or MIDI DIN ports of your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB using the provided cables. If you are connecting multiple devices via MIDI DIN, make sure they are all set to use the same MIDI channel and mode (either Omni or Single). Turn on your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB and any external MIDI devices that you want to synchronize with it. Make sure that the MIDI connection mode of your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB is set to either "USB to Device" or "MIDI to Host + USB to Device", depending on how you plan to use the external MIDI devices. If you want to synchronize with a single device using MIDI DIN, select "MIDI to Host". To ensure that all connected devices are synchronized in real-time, make sure that the "Sync" button (located on the right side of the Korg MicroKey2 61 USB) is pressed. This will synchronize the internal clock of your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB with any external MIDI device that supports sync. Test your synchronization by playing a note or sequence on either the Korg MicroKey2 61 USB or an external MIDI device. If everything is synchronized properly, you should hear the same note or sequence being played simultaneously on all connected devices. Note: Make sure that your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB and any connected external MIDI devices are set to the same MIDI clock source (either internal or external). This can typically be configured in the settings menu of each device. If you have multiple external MIDI devices, it may also be necessary to use a MIDI interface or splitter to ensure that they all receive the same MIDI signal from your Korg MicroKey2 61 USB.

Frequenty asked questions about Korg MicroKey2 61 USB

How to connect Korg MicroKey2 61 USB to computer?

Korg MicroKey2 61 USB keyboard is a standalone instrument that has its own sound engine. However you can connect it to a PC/Mac computer. It will significantly extend the functions and usability of the instrument. You can use USB-MIDI interface to control co called DAW Software like Ableton Live, Fl Studio, Logic Pro or Cubase to record MIDI notes and command or pure digital audio.

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