M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro


Experience unparalleled control and expression with the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro MIDI device, perfect for musicians and producers who demand a premium playing experience.



The M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro MIDI device is a powerful and versatile keyboard controller designed for musicians and producers of all levels. With its fully-weighted, 88-note piano-style keyboard and comprehensive control features, the Hammer 88 Pro presents users with a one-stop solution for recording and performing their musical ideas.

One of the standout features of the Hammer 88 Pro is its comprehensive control capabilities. With eight assignable knobs, nine assignable faders, and nine assignable buttons, users can customize the controller to suit their specific needs and workflows. Whether they’re controlling virtual instruments and effects, adjusting mix parameters, or editing MIDI data, the Hammer 88 Pro provides users with unparalleled control and flexibility.

In addition to its powerful control features, the Hammer 88 Pro also offers a variety of connectivity options. The device uses a standard USB connection for MIDI and power, but it also includes MIDI in/out ports for connecting to external hardware synthesizers and other devices. Additionally, the Hammer 88 Pro features a 5-pin DIN expression pedal input, allowing users to incorporate expression pedals for even more nuanced control over their music.

Of course, the keyboard itself is a major selling point of the Hammer 88 Pro. The fully-weighted, hammer-action keys provide a realistic piano feel, perfect for players who want to bring a more organic sound to their productions. And with its extensive range of velocity sensitivity, users can achieve a wide variety of dynamics and expression with just their fingertips.

Finally, the Hammer 88 Pro comes with a range of useful software tools to help users bring their musical ideas to life. The included software package includes Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Velvet 2, Mini Grand, and more, giving users access to a wide range of sounds and effects.

Overall, the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro MIDI device is a comprehensive and powerful tool for musicians and producers looking to take their music-making to the next level. Its extensive control features, connectivity options, and realistic keyboard feel make it a top choice for anyone looking for a high-quality keyboard controller.

M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro properties

Product name M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro
Brand M-Audio
Type MIDI Keyboards
Keys Yes
Number of Keys 88 pcs
Drawbars/Sliders No
Pads No
Rotary Controls No
Modulation Wheel No
Pre-Programmed Rythms No
Pre-Programmed Songs No
Pre-Programmed Sounds No
Pre-Programmed Drumset No
Pre-Programmed Effects No
Built-In Tuner No
Connections USB
Colour Black
Power Supply Electrical Cable to Wall Socket

Additional information


Product type


Number of Keys



Rotary Controls

Modulation Wheel

Pre-Programmed Rythms

Pre-Programmed Songs

Pre-Programmed Sounds

Pre-Programmed Drumset

Pre-Programmed Effects

Built-in Tuner



Power Supply

1 review for M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro

  1. Jose Hatfield

    As a professional pianist, I have been using M-Audio products for years and they have never failed to impress me. The new M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro is no exception, in fact, it’s even better than its earlier versions.

    The build quality of the keyboard is amazing, and the feel of the keys is incredibly realistic. The hammer action keys make it feel like you’re playing an actual piano, and the 88-key range gives you plenty of room to play comfortably. The design of the keyboard is also sleek and elegant, making it a great addition to any studio or performance setup.

    One feature that sets the Hammer 88 Pro apart from other MIDI keyboards is the absence of rotary controls. This may be a deal-breaker for some, but I find it refreshing. It helps me focus much better on playing the keys, rather than fiddling with controls. The keyboard has a range of assignable buttons and pads which are incredibly helpful when working in different DAWs. The controls are easily customizable, which makes for a very personalized playing experience.

    Overall, the Hammer 88 Pro is a fantastic MIDI keyboard for piano players. The feel and sound of the keyboard are excellent, and the simple design is very refreshing. It’s definitely a step up from other MIDI keyboards I’ve used, and the price point is very reasonable for what you’re getting. If you’re looking for a high-quality MIDI keyboard to take your piano playing to the next level, I highly recommend the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How does the aftertouch sensitivity function on the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro's MIDI keyboard differ from standard key pressure?

The aftertouch sensitivity function on the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro's MIDI keyboard allows for additional expression and control beyond standard key pressure. While traditional key pressure alters the volume and dynamics of a note as it is played, aftertouch sensitivity enables musicians to manipulate various parameters of a sound even after their fingers have lifted from the keys. This feature provides greater versatility and expressiveness in performance and composition.

How can I optimize the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro's compatibility and functionality with various digital audio workstations through MIDI configuration?

To optimize the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro's compatibility and functionality with different digital audio workstations (DAWs) via MIDI configuration, follow these steps:

1. Connect the Hammer 88 Pro to your computer using a USB cable or MIDI interface. Launch your preferred DAW software such as Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, FL Studio, or Cubase. In your DAW's preferences or options menu, select the MIDI input and output devices that correspond with your Hammer 88 Pro. This might involve scanning for available MIDI devices or manually adding them to your list of inputs/outputs. If you're using USB, make sure the 'Use as a USB MIDI Device' option is selected in your DAW's settings. In your DAW's preferences or options menu, set up any additional MIDI configuration settings that are specific to your DAW and the Hammer 88 Pro, such as MIDI channel assignment, note repeat, or aftertouch sensitivity. To ensure proper MIDI communication between the Hammer 88 Pro and your DAW, make sure all of your software's MIDI settings match those on the keyboard itself. For example, if you've assigned a particular MIDI channel to a specific sound or instrument in your DAW, make sure that same channel is selected on the Hammer 88 Pro as well. If you encounter any issues with MIDI communication, try resetting both your keyboard and DAW software to their default settings to rule out any conflicts or compatibility problems. Additionally, you may want to consult the user manuals for both your Hammer 88 Pro and your DAW software for more detailed instructions on MIDI configuration specific to each application. Finally, make sure that the software's 'MIDI Sync' feature is activated, which allows your keyboard and DAW to stay in sync with any external MIDI devices or sequencers you may be using. By following these steps, you should be able to optimize the compatibility and functionality of your M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro with a variety of digital audio workstations through MIDI configuration.

How does the hammer action keyboard technology in the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro differ from that of other MIDI keyboards on the market?

The hammer action keyboard technology in the M-Audio Hammer 88 Pro is designed to emulate the feel and response of an acoustic grand piano. This means that each key has a weighted action, just like on a real piano, providing a realistic playing experience. In contrast, many other MIDI keyboards on the market use synthesized or spring-loaded keys that do not offer the same level of tactile feedback. Additionally, the Hammer 88 Pro uses scaled graded hammer action, which means that the weight and resistance of each key varies depending on its position on the keyboard, further enhancing the realism and playability of this MIDI keyboard.