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Review MIDI keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8X. Where to buy it?

I’ll tell you how this post is built. First I list the features of the Icon iKeyboard 8X keyboard. Then you have a video or two, purchase links and useful comments from other users and then you have one of the most useful parts; comparison tables with similar keyboards so you can compare.

  • 88 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Compatible with Mackie Control and HUI protocols
  • Encoder switch with double function
  • 3-Segment LED screen
  • 18 Assignable LED illuminated buttons
  • 6 Illuminated transportation buttons
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Metal situation with Kensington lock port
  • Connections: MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Maintain pedal (The most important pedal of a piano or keyboard is the sustain pedal and is used to keep the note playing even if you stop pressing the key.)
  • System requirements: Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1403 x 189 x 74 mm
  • body weight: 6.61 kg
  • Includes iMap software for effortless mapping of midi (MIDI allows you to do such wonderful things as connect the keyboard to the computer, record a soundtrack and with certain programs pass with a click what you have played to musical notes in a score. MIDI tracks store information from musical notes) functions

review icon-ikeyboard-8x

This keyboard usually has a price around 198.00 €

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Some comments from people who come to the forum about this model:

Comment:

IMO this product doesn’t make sense because it is commercialized as a piano design 88 notes keyboard but it doesn’t provide this function. The keyboard is beautiful and stylish, but as soon you could not play Piano nor Pianissimo as I link it to Pianoteq and Keyscape I discovered. It just does Forte and Fortissimo. The sensitiveness of each note is too hard and is particularly perhaps not exact at all.
Even changing the several velocity curves the keyboard has, and establishing the velocity curves as slow in Pianoteq I wasn’t in a position to create any decent piano noises. The result is an extremely robotic and sound that is unexpressivefrom the libraries demonstrably). This isn’t a keyboard for pianists. This may serve as a controller that is daw to trigger samples etc. or as as attractive keyboard, because it?s very gorgeous and looks well built, although not to try out expressive instruments that want exact sensitivity similar to any high end piano software like Pianoteq or piano libraries.
So if you might be a decent pianist and if you would like a 88 note keyboard to play piano just save yourself the hassle to purchase as you will definitely become returning it.

Comment:

IDEAL BUILT. NICE KEYBED. ULTRA SLIM. IDEAL FOR STRESSLESS PLAYING AND KEY SWITCHING (I USE NI KONTAKT COULDN’T SETTLE AT A LOWER PRICE KEYS)

Icon iKeyboard 8X vs Arturia Keystep

The keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8X is usually 87 € more expensive than Arturia Keystep.

And then a video of the keyboard

Icon iKeyboard 8X

Arturia Keystep

  • 88 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Compatible with Mackie Control and HUI protocols
  • Encoder switch with double function
  • 3-Segment LED screen
  • 18 Assignable LED illuminated buttons
  • 6 Illuminated transportation buttons
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Metal situation with Kensington lock port
  • Connections: MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Maintain Pedal
  • System requirements: Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1403 x 189 x 74 mm
  • body weight: 6.61 kg
  • Includes iMap software for effortless mapping of MIDI functions
  • 32x Velocity-sensitive keys (Slimkey)
  • With aftertouch
  • Integrated polyphonic step sequencer
  • Up to 64 actions and 8 simultaneous records per step
  • 8-Mode Arpeggiator
  • Chord Play mode
  • Transport buttons
  • Pitch and modulation touch fader
  • Colour: White
  • Power connector
  • USB
  • MIDI In / Out
  • CV / gate output
  • Sync input and output
  • Sustain pedal input

And then a video of the keyboardArturia Keystep

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Arturia Keystep review

Icon iKeyboard 8X vs M-Audio Keystation 88 MkII

The keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8X is usually 49 € more expensive than M-Audio Keystation 88 MkII, but the difference is so small that this can vary..

And then a video of the keyboard

Icon iKeyboard 8X

M-Audio Keystation 88 MkII

  • 88 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Compatible with Mackie Control and HUI protocols
  • Encoder switch with double function
  • 3-Segment LED screen
  • 18 Assignable LED illuminated buttons
  • 6 Illuminated transportation buttons
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Metal situation with Kensington lock port
  • Connections: MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Maintain Pedal
  • System requirements: Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1403 x 189 x 74 mm
  • body weight: 6.61 kg
  • Includes iMap software for effortless mapping of MIDI functions
  • 88 Velocity-sensitive secrets
  • Transport switch for DAW control
  • Modulation wheel
  • Volume knob/control
  • Pitch wheel
  • Octave key
  • MIDI connection via USB and MIDI socket
  • Supports ipad Camera Connection Kit (available separately, maybe not included)
  • Connections: USB, 1 x MIDI, sustain pedal, phrase pedal (both 6.3 mm jack)
  • Power supply via USB slot or 9 V DC power adapter (optional, perhaps not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): approx. 1346 x 240 x 100 mm
  • Weight: approx. 7.30 kg
  • Including computer software: Eighty-Eight Ensemble plugin from SONiVOX – Virtual Steinway CD 327 concert piano, Ableton Live Lite – recording pc software

And then a video of the keyboardM-Audio Keystation 88 MkII

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the M-Audio Keystation 88 MkII review

Icon iKeyboard 8X vs Novation Impulse 49

The keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8Xis usually 24 € cheaper than Novation Impulse 49, but the difference is so small that this can vary..

And then a video of the keyboard

Icon iKeyboard 8X

Novation Impulse 49

  • 88 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Compatible with Mackie Control and HUI protocols
  • Encoder switch with double function
  • 3-Segment LED screen
  • 18 Assignable LED illuminated buttons
  • 6 Illuminated transportation buttons
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Metal situation with Kensington lock port
  • Connections: MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Maintain Pedal
  • System requirements: Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1403 x 189 x 74 mm
  • body weight: 6.61 kg
  • Includes iMap software for effortless mapping of MIDI functions
  • 49 Keys
  • Semi-weighted action with aftertouch
  • Comprehensive DAW and plug-in control
  • 8x Backlit drum pads for designing arpeggios, rolling beats and establishing clips
  • 9x 55 mm Faders
  • 9 Mute / Solo buttons
  • 8 Encoders
  • 6 Transport settings
  • Pitch- and modulation wheel
  • 2 Octave / Transpose buttons
  • LCD display
  • USB connector
  • Expression- and sustain pedal connectors
  • MIDI I/O
  • Automap control pc software
  • Dimensions: 846 x 332 x 100 mm
  • body weight: 5 kg
  • Incl. Xcite+ Software Pack, Ableton Live Lite

And then a video of the keyboardNovation Impulse 49

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Novation Impulse 49 review

Icon iKeyboard 8X vs Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2

The keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8X is usually 3 € more expensive than Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2, but the difference is so small that this can vary..

And then a video of the keyboard

Icon iKeyboard 8X

Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2

  • 88 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Compatible with Mackie Control and HUI protocols
  • Encoder switch with double function
  • 3-Segment LED screen
  • 18 Assignable LED illuminated buttons
  • 6 Illuminated transportation buttons
  • Pitch and modulation wheel
  • Metal situation with Kensington lock port
  • Connections: MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Maintain Pedal
  • System requirements: Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 1403 x 189 x 74 mm
  • body weight: 6.61 kg
  • Includes iMap software for effortless mapping of MIDI functions
  • 16 Velocity sensitive multicoloured drum pads with RGB LEDs
  • 2 Drum pad control buttons
  • 8 Knobs
  • 9 Sliders
  • LED show
  • Transport controls
  • Octave / Transpose buttons
  • Pitch- and modulation wheel
  • Backlit mode buttons
  • 8 Mute/Solo buttons
  • Connectors: USB + sustain pedal input
  • Dimensions: 770 x 81 x 270 mm
  • Weight: 3.1 kg
  • Incl. Novation V-Station and Bass facility Software, Loopmasters Sample-Pack and Ableton Live Lite

And then a video of the keyboardNovation Launchkey 49 Mk2

If you want to know more about this option, click on the following link to see the Novation Launchkey 49 Mk2 review

Where to buy the keyboard Icon iKeyboard 8X

Thomann

  • Free Shipping.
  • Full warranty. If you have any problems, they take care of everything.
  • 100% reliable payment.
  • Leader in trouble-free shipping.
  • Usually Best price.
  • Best Reputation: They are the leading online store in Europe and have the best catalogue and information.

Amazon

  • Free Shipping and possibility of shipping in one day with Amazon Premium.
  • Full Guarantee but they are no experts in music equipment.
  • Sometimes better price.
  • He’s got worse stock than Thomann.

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