Behringer enters keyboard controller market

Behringer has been entering new segments and strengthening its range constantly for the last 15 years. 2006 will be no exception to this trend. In Anaheim Behringer introduced new products with which they are entering the market of the master keyboard controllers with their first ever ultra compact master keyboards. Furthermore they showed us a complete new range of mixing consoles, new PA and microphones solutions.

The U-CONTROL UMX61 is an ultra-compact master keyboard packed with superlatives: it features 61 full size, velocity-sensitive keys, 10 programmable MIDI controllers plus 8 user-set buttons.

Next to the UMX61, Behringer introduced the UMX49 and the UMX25, which respectively feature 49 and 25 full size, velocity-sensitive keys. Both keyboards also have 10 programmable MIDI controllers plus 8 user-set buttons.

The new Master Keyboard Controllers come with:
* 50 virtual instruments that allow you to rock straight out of the box. Hit the keys of a grand piano or take off with breathtaking synths, sound samplers etc. Download more free instruments from the dedicated download area.
* Plug and play your software instruments or MP3 tracks and run them straight into your sound system with the included USB/audio interface. Or simply record your stereo tracks on your Windows® or Mac® PC.
* Compose and record with Ableton® Live Lite 4 BEHRINGER Edition. The perfect solution that allows you to compose, record and remix your musical ideas. Jam with sounds or phrases and record your song on the fly.

This is the ultimate “Studio in the Box” to play, jam, record, mix and even lift off – at an unbelievable price. But before you start, make sure you’ll fill your fridge and pay your electricity bill. You might not leave your bedroom anymore.

Pricing and availability:
The UMX61 is priced at Euro 196, the UMX49 and UMX25 respectively Euro 173 and Euro 126. Behringer stated that the new Keyboard series will be available in the first quarter of 2006.

Other New Products
Next to this new Keyboard series, Behringer introduced many new products in their existing productlines: Mixers, PA systems, DI boxes, Audio Interfaces, Pre-Amps and Headphone amplifiers.

For an overview of these NEW products please visit the Behringer NAMM page.

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