CME250 - 500 euros | 330 - 700 dollars

CME’s original UF series of full-function Master Keyboards became an instant classic as one of the most convenient and cost-effective full-function master keyboards in the world. Now, with the v2 series, including the UF-80, CME has created the first keyboards with built-in wireless MIDI. Thanks to the innovative WIDI-XU wireless MIDI interface (included), which works with both Macs and PCs, the CME UF-80 controller keyboard gives you 262 feet worth of wireless freedom—perfect for performances.

The durable aluminum case of the CME UF-80 houses more than just a 88-key hammer-action keyboard with aftertouch. Some of the exclusive v2 features include the CME keyboard’s all-new circuit design, a redesigned panel function for more convenient control, an expansion slot with MIDI-in, increased velocity curves and continuous controller data density, a user template save function, and U-CTRL functions. The CME UF-80 MIDI controller offers you plenty of opportunity for shaping your sound including 8 assignable control knobs with preset functions (Cutoff, Attack, Release, etc.), 9 assignable control faders with preset functions for volume options and drawbar for organs sounds, 6 assignable shortcut knobs, 6 sequencer remote buttons (Record, Play, Stop, Fast Rewind, etc.), plus panel pager and layer buttons, and data adjustment knobs. The CME UF-80 controller keyboard also has a MIDI-out port, breath controller port, sustain and volume pedal jacks.

New functions

- Built-in duplex wireless MIDI interface with error correction function
- USB plug-and-play MIDI interface
- Firmware upgrade or addition of new functions via USB
- Redesigned panel function provides more convenient control
- Many note-key shortcut functions added
- User template save functions added
- MIDI-in added to expansion slot
- All control components (including aftertouch) can be assigned to any controller or channel.
- Scales and tuning adjustment
- Increased velocity curves
- Adjustable aftertouch curve
- Increased continuous controller data density
- U-CTRL functions added


- 88-key hammer-action weighted keyboard with aftertouch (UF80)
- Built-in duplex wireless MIDI interface
- Over 20 user template, non-volatile memories
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- 8 assignable control knobs, preset functions including Cutoff / Resonance / Attack / Release / PAN / Reverb / Chorus / Variation
- 9 assignable control faders, preset functions including volume for 1-16 channels and master volume, and drawbar for organ sounds.
- LED data display, control button including program, transpose, octave, channel, keyboard split.
- 6 assignable shortcut knobs
- 6 sequencer remote buttons, including REC, PLAY, STOP, FAST REWIND, REWIND AND RETURN TO START, etc.
- Panel page and layer button, data adjustment knobs.
- 1 MIDI-out port
- Adapter port(9V,1500mA), power switch
- Breath controller port
- Sustain pedal and volume pedal jacks
- USB MIDI port, Class-compliant for Win XP and Mac OS X, Power can be supplied via USB
- Support and tested with most professional audio/MIDI sequencers
- U-CTRL mode
- Optional firewire expansion board
- Dimension: (W x D x H):1408 x 372 x 150 mm, 24.7 kg

WIDI-XU Wireless MIDI Interface specification

- USB class compliant for Win XP and Mac OS X, supporting hot plug. No driver needed
- The working band is 2.4GHz ISM
- USB <—> RF transmission mode.
- Duplex wireless MIDI data transfer.
- Manual switching for one-to-multi communication (auto finding and selecting).
- Low power consumption, high speed, powerful error correction with automatic notes-off and on-line detection.
- Maximum wireless transfer distance is 80m(262 feet) without obstacle.
- 64 radio channels for MIDI data transfer, with manual or automatic radio channel setting mode.
- When connected to computer via USB, this product will be automatically recognized as the “USB Audio Device”, fully support MIDI data stream, compatible with Cakewalk, Sonar, Cubase etc.
- Automatic searching, manual or automatic channel setting and other system function can be controlled by the special MIDI SysEx command from USB.
- Powered and upgrade program via USB.
- Indicator for signal and power.
- USB plug x 1, plug-and-play to computer’s USB port.
- Dimension (W x D x H):73 x 23 x 9 mm
- Weight:12g

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- Thomann (de)

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