The A-33 is a user-friendly MIDI keyboard controller with all the essential MIDI functions -- but at a more affordable price than comparably equipped keyboard controllers. It features 76 weighted keys and two MIDI outputs for comprehensive command abilities and operational versatility. Capable of handling everything from onstage performance duties to studio programming, the A-33 boasts an unlimited range of applications. It is even battery operable for spontaneous control whenever and wherever it's required.
Greater Expressive Control
The A-33's piano style keyboard has a
76-note range and weighted action to satisfy even the most discerning musicians.
The velocity-sensitive keyboard responds to your touch, accurately reproducing
the feeling and subtleties of your individual performance. With three selectable
velocity curves, the A-33 allows you to find that all-important keyboard feel --
not only for your individual playing style, but also for the sounds and musical
genre you're working in. Changing keys over a two-octave range is done simply by
pressing the octave Up/Down button. This extends the keyboard control to
accommodate the full MIDI note range. With the Key Transpose function, the A-33
lets you play even the most intricate chords or solos in the key most
comfortable to you.
For added expression, the A-33 is equipped with a Bender/Modulation lever, as well as jacks for an optional sustain switch and expression pedal.
A Powerful Controller for Stage or Studio
The A-33 has two key zones, enabling you
to split the keyboard into upper and lower zones. You can also choose either
Single, Split or Layer key mode. In split mode, for example, you can play bass
with your left hand and violin with your right. Layer mode lets you combine
different sounds -- like piano and strings -- for an enhanced variety of
creative performing styles.
Each zone can also be assigned to an independent MIDI channel setting. With two MIDI outputs, the A-33 is capable of controlling multiple MIDI devices without using the "Thru" connector. This affords additional control via MIDI OUTPUT ON/OFF switches. An expression pedal and sustain switch can be controlled separately for each zone or for the two zones together. The built-in Data Entry Slider provides full MIDI parameter control for quick data programming in the studio and comprehensive real-time control during performance.
Easy access to an immense variety of GM/GS sounds
The A-33 allows you to directly select Instrument Group Tones from easy-to-see logic buttons. This is especially useful when using the A-33 with popular GM/GS sound modules. With the "CC00" button you can quickly change banks to access the GS Variation Tone required for swift and effortless control over GS sounds.
Direct Sequencer Control
With the Start/Stop button, you can start or stop an external MIDI sequencer directly from the keyboard. You can also use the Data Entry slider to control tempo, a feature especially useful for solo performers.
32 Patches for instant selection
The A-33 allows you to store up to 32
instantly retrievable Patches in its memory. Simply save parameter settings to
an assigned Patch, which of course can be edited and programmed to suit your
specific creative requirements. Factory preset Patches are configured to match
GS sound modules and each Patch contains Tone selections, upper and lower
zones,volume level, reverb/chorus, MIDI channel settings and separate MIDI
OUT1/OUT2 ON/OFF status. Connect the A-33 to a GS sound module, press the
desired Patch button and you'll retrieve settings ideally suited to your MIDI
system, right away!
The A-33 MIDI Keyboard Controller. It's all at your fingertips.
The A-33 features a professional 76-note
weighted keyboard which accurately responds to the strength of your touch,
enhancing the dynamics of your performances. There's a selectable velocity curve
to suit your playing style as well as match the requirements of the sounds and
music styles you're working with. Plus button control to expand the keyboard up
or down two octaves to cover a wide range of notes, and a key transpose function
which makes difficult chords easier to play. Expressive control is achieved
through the Bender/Modulation Lever, while jacks allow for the connection of an
optional sustain switch and expression pedal.
The A-33 comes with two MIDI outputs which are convenient for controlling multiple external modules. The Data Entry Slider allows for MIDI control messages including adjustment of effects and makes your performances more dynamic and expressive.
The A-33 will even run on batteries (25 hours with six AA-type alkaline) or on an optional AC adapter. Whether you're at home or onstage, the A-33 makes an ideal MIDI companion.
Professional semi-weighted 76-note velocity-sensitive keyboard
Two selectable MIDI Outs, one MIDI In, one MIDI Thru
Two key zones with split and layer modes
Dedicated buttons for Octave Up/Down keyboard transposition, +/- 2 octaves
32 user patch locations; 32 presets for use with the GS sound modules
Battery or AC powered