Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE

37 reasons to go (slightly) bigger.

One more octave.
Same beautiful design… but longer.

20% lighter than a 11-inch MacBook Air!

New Xcable*
means more exciting possibilities.

 

MIDI OUT. Sustain and expression pedals inputs.

 

You asked for it… we made it!

Enough room for two-handed playing.

 

Portability meets functionality. Awesome!

 

Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE sets you free!

And a whole lot more. See below:

Real Keys

37 full size keys. Shut your eyes and you’ll think you’re playing a regular piano.

Portable

Lightweight and tough.
Xkey is the perfect traveling companion.

New Xcable

The Xport connector now gives you access to MIDI OUT, sustain & expression pedal inputs. With just one cable! *

Slim Design

Main aluminium body is only 3.9mm high. That’s 36% less than the new iPad Air!

Aluminum Body

Robust, high quality construction. Looks great. Same finish as a MacBook.

100% MIDI

Use Xkey with your favorite music apps on your favorite devices. Works out of the box.

Polyphonic Aftertouch

Your pressure on the keys controls the effect individually. Professional studio standard feature.

Customizable

Download the free Xkey Plus application. Configure your keyboard how you like it.

Velocity Sensitive

Play loud with one hand, soft with the other. There’s 128 levels of sensitivity.

USB Powered

No battery needed. The Xkey is powered and upgradable via a single USB cable (provided).

Regular Updates

Benefit from upcoming new features. Upgrade your Xkey online!

Smart Buttons

Octave Change, Pitch Bend, Modulation, and Sustain function buttons.

Xkey vs Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE specs

  • Xkey

  • Controls

  • 25 full-size keys (2 octaves).
  • 100% MIDI compliant.
  • Velocity sensitive.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch.
  • Pressure sensitive Pitch bend and Modulation buttons, with continuous MIDI control data.
  • Octave +/- push buttons.
  • Sustain button.
  • USB Powered (no external power supply needed).
  • Firmware upgradable via USB.
  • Configurable via Xkey Plus free app for iOS, Mac OSX, and Windows.
  • Connectors

  • Micro USB connector (cable provided).
  • Activity indicator LED.
  • Dimensions

  • Width: 388 mm (15.27 in)
  • Height: 135 mm (5.31 in)
  • Depth: 16 mm (0.62 in)
  • Weight: only 600 g (1.32 lb): less than an iPad!
  • Power consumption

  • ~ 125mW / 25mA
  • Included in Package

  • Xkey (25 keys) 🙂
  • Micro USB cable.
  • Quick Start Guide.
  • Warranty

  • 2 Years Warranty.
  • Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE

  • Controls

  • 37 full-size keys (3 octaves).
  • 100% MIDI compliant.
  • Velocity sensitive.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch.
  • Pressure sensitive Pitch bend and Modulation buttons, with continuous MIDI control data.
  • Octave +/- push buttons.
  • Sustain button.
  • USB Powered (no external power supply needed).
  • Firmware upgradable via USB.
  • Configurable via Xkey Plus free app for iOS, Mac OSX, and Windows.
  • Connectors

  • Micro USB connector (cable provided).
  • Activity indicator LED.
  • Xport connector (proprietary Xcable provided)
    • MIDI OUT (DIN-5 through Xcable).
    • Sustain Pedal input (6.35mm (1/4") jack through Xcable).
    • Expression Pedal input (6.35mm (1/4") jack through Xcable).
    NEW!
  • Dimensions

  • Width: 553 mm (21.77 in)
  • Height: 135 mm (5.31 in)
  • Depth: 16 mm (0.62 in)
  • Weight: only 880 g (1.94 lb) - 20% lighter than a 11-inch MacBook Air!
  • Power consumption

  • ~ 125mW / 25mA
  • Included in Package

  • Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE (37 keys) 🙂
  • Xcable Included with Xkey37, optional for Xkey37 LE (with MIDI OUT, expression and sustain pedals inputs)
    NEW!
  • Micro USB cable.
  • Quick Start Guide.
  • Warranty

  • 2 Years Warranty.

The Xkey sets you free.

 

And that’s still true with the Xkey37 / Xkey37 LE

 

Connect it to your favorite iOS / Android / PC / Mac device, and launch your favorite app. Your mobile recording studio is open for business!

Trust these guys. They love their Xkey!

Jordan-Xkey-0265

“The XKey is an essential part of every tour I take. It’s amazing that it has real size keys, velocity sensitivity and poly pressure. Even with all that, it is easier to put in any suitcase I own. CME has always been a progressive thinking company interested in creating next generation instruments. As a progressive, forward thinking musician, this is the type of company that I want to be involved with!”.

Jordan Rudess is an American virtuoso keyboardist and composer best known as a member of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater as well as his work performing and creating next generation musical instruments.

Jordan RudessArtist, keyboardist
Geoff Downes_03

“The Xkey is an essential addition to back-pack of any traveling musician. Wonderfully compact, it provides all the functions you are likely to need in a controller from pressure to sustain and much more. Its full-size keyboard with reduced height keys is surprisingly easy to get used to, and it enables you to play with expression. The beauty of it is, combined with your laptop application such as Logic or Pro Tools, it enables you to assemble a very powerful micro-studio in seconds- anywhere.”

Geoff DownesKeyboardist for Yes, Asia, and The Buggles, U.S.A.

“On the latest Saga tour we used 12 Xkeys on stage in our prototype setup and they worked amazingly well. We plan to keep expanding the use of these versatile and highly playable controllers. It’s funny looking at some of the fans wondering how I get all these big sounds out of these little keyboards and that’s half the fun of playing them!”

Jim G Gilmourkeyboardist of SAGA band
Empire of The Sun

Empire of the Sun are an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2008. The duo consists of longtime collaborators Luke Steele of alternative rock act The Sleepy Jackson, and Nick Littlemore of electronic dance outfit Pnau.

Empire of the SunElectropop band
Max Giesinger

“For me as a Singer/Songwriter the XKey is the perfect solution if I want to work on demos during longer journeys. It hardly takes any space and it’s really easy to handle!”

Max GiesingerSinger, Songwriter, Producer, Germany
Thomas Dolby-1

” I am playing with the XKey right now and it’s fantastic!
The keyboard is remarkably responsive, and it’s great to have velocity and aftertouch—many much larger 25 note keyboards don’t have any. I am so impressed with your products! “

Thomas DolbyFamous English musician and producer, UK
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” I am using CME’s Xkey for two weeks now – both in the studio and on the road – and believe me, I can’t think of being without it! It has a great feel and just a perfect size. I got used to the keys almost instantly – I simply love laying down tracks with it. Highly recommendable! “

Marcus Schmahlalias Broombeck

Walk Off the Earth is a Canadian rock band that was formed in 2006 in Burlington, Ontario, and has gained success around the world by making low-budget music videos of covers and originals. The band built its fan base independently with no help from record labels, booking agents, or management.

“Finally a portable truly professional keyboard you can take anywhere, up a mountain, in the air, or just ‘Walk Off The Earth’ “.

Gianni Nicassio & Mike TaylorWalk Off the Earth, Canada
Alan Inglis

” Despite its modest appearances of being a modern compact computer accessory, the Xkey from CME is no less a true instrument keyboard which doesn’t interfere between the musician and the performance. It is elegantly designed, ultra-slim, lightweight, and is ready to use from the point of plugging in, as the default settings are well calibrated for excellent natural responsiveness. “

Alan Inglis
Alan InglisComposer, producer and performer, Australia. He is well known of creating theme music for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Mistheria

“Xkey is a thunder-board in the mobile music creation and performance! Apart from its good looks, what impressed me, at the first touch, has been the sensitivity, accuracy and smartness of the keys which allow me to play even faster and smoother than traditional keyboards, keeping the total control of the expression! Love my “carry ‘n’ shred” Xkey!

Maestro MistheriaPiano, Keyboards, Keytar and Organ player, producer and composer , Italy
Christopher Currell

Some of the exceptional musicians Christopher has had the privilege of working with include Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Greg Philingaines, Nathan East, Ricky Lawson, Paul Simon, Meatloaf, Paul Jackson Jr, Ernie Watts, Los Lobos, Luther Vandross, Denny Seiwell, Jennifer Batten, Kitaro, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Smith, Stevie Wonder, Kashif, Allan Holdsworth, John Novello, Isao Tomita, Doug Lunn, Paulino Da Costa, Stryper, Dokken, and Stanley Clark.

Christopher CurrellComposer, Producer
Ross Garen

Ross Garren is a pianist, harmonicist, and composer currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He received his B.M. from the University of Southern California where he was named Outstanding Graduate in Composition. In addition to an active performing and recording schedule, he has released numerous solo records, has had his music featured on numerous television shows, and has served on staff at the Musician’s Institute.

Ross GarrenArtist
George Aspiotis (KingDragon)

Georges is a keyboardist working for: Warlord, Nightfall, Spitfire, Wild Rose, Kingdragon,…

As a producer, I find myself using the X-Key in almost every production in my studio. It sits always on my mixing desk! With it, Hammond organs, pianos, and drum programming are all immediately under my fingertips, right there in my control room ! And its touch sensitivity is nothing short of incredible!

Thank you CME! You’re always one step beyond and several steps ahead!

George AspiotisAudio Engineer, Producer Greece
Joanna Lim_02

“Bringing creativity anywhere in style. Thank you CME for making this possible”.

Joanna LimKeyboardist , performer Singapore
Ivan Munoz

Ivan produced for Vigilante / Hopeless / Big Brother,…

“Light, portable and Rugged, Xkey is a perfect solution to make music on the road”.

Ivan MuñozMusician/ producer/ DJ France
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Producer with his own band Rakede (Warner Music), HipHop artist Samy Deluxe, Motrip, several releases as Affe Maria (played by some of the worlds most renowned dj´s, airplay on bbc radio one, artist of the month on austrian radio Fm4) etc.

“This one is awesome! Unlike other travel-keyboards I know of, it feels and responds better, and still is light and small. Especially the touch-sensitive modulation and pitch knobs are a clever idea, something I missed when I produce on the road. Wicked!”.

Daniel KarellyArtist & Producer, Germany

* Included with Xkey37, optional for Xkey37 LE.