Edirol announced a new addition to its line of PCR keyboards: Thenew PCR-80 (SRP: $395) offers all of the features common to the PCR-30and the PCR-50, but offers 61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys. Likethe smaller PCR keyboards, the PCR-80 can be powered over USB andoffers 27 assignable controls that can control any MIDI message.
This keyboard offers 16 onboard memory locations to store differentcontrol arrangements and comes with a software editor (Mac/PC) tocreating custom control maps. Other features include: 34 controls ofvarious types (knobs, sliders, buttons, wheel) of which 27 are fullyassignable; eight rotary knobs, eight sliders, nine buttons and twopedal inputs; high-quality key action and velocity sensitivity;multi-MIDI functions through note keys; MIDI interface (In/Out) and USBinterface; USB bus powered; V-Link enabled; memory presets for Cubase,Digital Performer, Pro Tools LE, Sonar and more; and general MIDI 2 andblank cut-out template to overlay over controls. PCR-80 also offersV-Link, a new feature from Edirol and Roland that provides forreal-time performance control over digital video and allows the user totrigger clips, perform video effects and transitions in real-time whenconnected with the Edirol DV-7PR (sold separately).
Also new from Edirol in keyboard world, the new PCR-A30 (SRP: $39)is a USB bus-powered MIDI keyboard and audio interface that takes offon the PCR-30 USB MIDI keyboard, but adds: 2x1/4-inch phone input;stereo RCA output; 1/4-inch TRS headphone out; direct monitoring;optical S/PDIF out; 24-bit/96kHz; built-in monitor speakers; and ASIOand WDM support.
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