Optional FireWire expansion board: These click satisfyingly when you press them and help you to cut down on your mouse time, which is always a good thing. The sliders can be assigned to control volume levels for channels and , and controller values of your choice, effectively giving you 24 sliders worth of control. Pros Brick out-house build quality. The UF5’s top surface is peppered with controllers.
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The UF5 is very solidly built and has some inventive performance features. Each keyboard offers the same MIDI control features but has a different number keybard keys.
Each rotary can operate either a designated function – such as pan – or a user-assigned parameter. There are buttons, a transport panel, nine rotary controls and nine sliders. We like the idea of multi-use faders and rotaries, and the transport controls are very useful.
This makes it much heavier than its similar-sized kwyboard, but also more robust. Several other momentary buttons give you direct access to a range of functions. CME’s MIDI controller keyboards are designed to be hardy enough to withstand the rigours of life on the road yet kehboard provide enough functionality to merit inclusion in a home studio setup.
The semi-weighted, synth-action keys are heavier than you’ll find on any other controller in this price range and feel great in use.
We’re looking at the four-octave UF5, the smallest model in the range. These click satisfyingly when you press them and help you to cut down on your mouse time, which is always a good thing. Optional FireWire expansion board: The sliders’ keyboqrd is less orthodox – these are all set flush with the controller’s surface and therefore it doesn’t matter that they’re packed tightly together.
The sliders can be assigned to control volume levels for channels andand controller values of your choice, effectively giving you 24 sliders worth of control. Pros Brick out-house build quality. The rotary controls are tactile, centre-detented offerings that operate smoothly. Our Verdict A heavy-duty controller nidi great keys.
The usual collection of connections lurks around the back of the UF5. The lack of any easy editing software might put some people off, but the UF5 is imdi for those who want a keyboard for the stage as well as the studio. However, it lacks user presets and there’s no software editor. The only problem is that they’re positioned too close together.
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Exhibiting a curious combination of modern and retro styling, the angular, contoured chassis is made entirely from metal. Each of these controls has at least one preset function and this is printed next to it on the chassis.
The UF5’s top surface is peppered with controllers. Four velocity curves are provided and aftertouch is supported, too. The functions of the sliders and rotaries can be set using the buttons next to them. A heavy-duty controller with great keys. To the left of the controller is a collection of chunky Transport controls.