Line 6 Unveils Mobile Keys™ Premium Keyboard Controller for iPad - iPhone - Mac - PC

Available in 25- and 49-key models, each with full-size keys, iOS, and USB connectivity, compatibility with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®.

Jan 10, 2012, 03:01 ET from Line 6

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers @ CES 2012 -- Line 6 (booth 6819), a pioneering company in the music technology field, is proud to announce the release of Mobile Keys 25 and Mobile Keys 49, a pair of new, lightweight, ultraportable keyboards designed to control iOS music apps that do double duty as USB MIDI controllers for Mac® and Windows®. Each have full-size keys and solid keyboard action. The keys are velocity sensitive, allowing them to accurately interpret the nuances and subtleties of a keyboardist's playing. Both models are compatible with any iOS app that supports the CoreMIDI standard input, including Apple GarageBand® and numerous drum machines, synthesizers, and virtual instruments.

"With Mobile Keys 25 and 49, not only do you have two extremely portable options for playing and recording on the go with your iPhone and iPad music apps," says Line 6 co-founder Marcus Ryle, "but you can move seamlessly between your iOS music apps and your Mac or PC, as well."

The keyboards require no additional hardware—they plug right into an iOS device's dock connector. They're bus powered, so they need no external power supply. The keyboards are equipped with pitch bend and modulation wheels for additional sonic control, and have 1/4-inch TRS jacks for plugging in sustain and expression pedals. Both keyboards have USB jacks and are USB class-compliant, allowing seamless connection with Mac and Windows desktops and laptops. Suggested retail price for Mobile Keys 25 is $149.99, Mobile Keys 49 is $199.99, and both are shipping early 2012.