I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

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I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by analoglsd » Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:54 pm

Hey,
I'm looking for something like the Korg Nanokey(small and simple MIDI keyboard controller), but that is battery powered(i.e. 2 double A batteries).
Any suggestions?
The lighter and smaller the better.

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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by space6oy » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:32 pm

i don't know of a controller that small that runs on batteries. the microkontrol does though.

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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by CZ Rider » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:27 am

Roland PMA-5? They don't make them anymore, uses a stylus and only plays one note at a time. But runs on batteries and has a MIDI out. Has many other features too, built in sequencer and sound module. Takes four AA's and runs about three/four hours on a set.
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EDIT: Almost forgot the Yamaha MU-5 and MU-15. Small chicklet keys with a MIDI out, runs on batteries.

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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by bhrama » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:10 am

I think it was Z that had a Roland PMA-5 for-sale awhile back. Maybe hit him up and see if he still has it. Good call CZ

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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by gridsleep » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:56 pm

I don't think you'll find anything with the portability and yet playability of a tiny Casio, and also that has MIDI. Unless Casio made some with MIDI in the later years. What about that flexible roll-up keyboard that they sell at ThinkGeeK? Is that battery or USB powered?

Scratch that, here's what you need:

Yamano roll up piano, battery powered, 16 channel MIDI, $70.
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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by tim gueguen » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:35 pm

None of the really tiny Casios had MIDI, and I'm guessing from the mention of the Korg Nanokey that something like the MT240 is too big for what you want.
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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by modulator_esp » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:48 pm

the smallest battery powered midi keyboard I've found is the yamaha cbx-k1

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Re: I Need a Tiny BATTERY POWERED MIDI Keyboard

Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:04 pm

does yamaha qy 10 or qy 20 count? they're great little machines and can be had relatively cheaply. powered by batteries too. Not really for "real" playing - but I didn't gather you were looking for that.

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