IK Multimedia's smallest keyboard controller aims to be the perfect balance between functionality and portability. How well does it do? Here's what they say in MusicRadar's recent review of the iRig Keys 2 Mini.
"It's light and small enough to carry around, but not so light you'll end up pushing it around a desktop."
When positioning the iRig Keys 2 Mini in the mobile music-making landscape, the reviewers found "the keyboard is not ... the almost push-button affair that other companies have produced – it's solid and well sprung."
Comparing it to its bigger sibling the iRig Keys 2, MusicRadar noted "this more compact version offers much of the functionality of that keyboard, over a smaller footprint, with the same sized keys."
If you can live with less of them – and what's an octave versus portability – Keys 2 Mini represents a well-spec'd keyboard controller for less cash.
MusicRadar verdict: "Many of the features of its big sister – bar some keys and two dials – and for less cash. A very good control package."
We agree with our friends at MusicRadar and can only add that you also get IK's award-winning SampleTank 4 SE, featuring over 2000 cutting-edge sounds, with any iRig Keys 2 purchase.
IRig Keys 2 Mini Specifications
Type: Mini keyboard controller
Key features: 25 mini-keys with velocity
Controls: Volume, Octave up/down buttons Program up/down buttons, Setup button, assignable data push encoder, 4+4 assignable knobs, Modulation
Connections: MIDI in/out, micro-USB, 1/8" headphones output