I really want to love this thing. It's a great size, it looks sleek, and feels good to play. But here's the thing: M-Audio advertises this item as Plug-N-Play, but it's not. If you're planning to plug this directly into your laptop prepare to pull your hair out. The lights on the item will turn on and your computer will recognize it as an available device but if you go to use it in Garageband, Logic Pro, etc, it will not actually control a software instrument.
After sinking hours of my life into trying to figure this out, I finally stumbled across a forum that explained the issue. Apparently, the USB port in your computer does not feed the item enough power for it to function properly. Only if you plug it into a powered USB hub that you then plug into your computer will it work. I tried it in my USB hub and sure enough, it worked. This is extra stupid because I regularly use a Pearl malletSTATION (which is massive) and it's powered only by the USB port in my laptop. No extra power needed.
M-Audio advertises this thing as "Ultra-Portable" but it clearly is not. Not if I have to carry around a powered USB hub for it to actually function. To say this is a design flaw is a massive understatement. Incredibly frustrating and absolutely asinine. Save your money and buy something that actually works.
|商品尺寸||41.76 x 1.83 x 10.67 cm; 453.59 克|
|型号||KEYSTATION MINI 32 MK3|