KeyRig 25 User Guide Table of Contents 3 Introduction Assigning a Note to a Button Assigning RPN/NRPN to a Fader or Knob 3 What’s in the Box? About SysEx Messages and Device ID Assigning the Device ID 3 KeyRig 25 Keyboard Features...
Congratulations on your purchase of the KeyRig 25 USB MIDI controller. This powerful keyboard is designed for easy integration with Windows XP and Mac OS X computers and allows you to control a variety of music creation applications including Ableton Live Lite and M-Audio Key Rig virtual instrument software (both included in this bundle).
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not currently supported. ** G3/G4 accelerator cards are not supported. NOTE: M-Audio suggests checking the minimum system requirements for any third-party software you plan to use with your KeyRig 25 keyboard, as they may be greater than the above speciﬁcations.
If you have already connected KeyRig 25 to your computer, disconnect it before beginning the installation. We recommend that you download the most recent KeyRig 25 drivers by going to the Support > Drivers page at www.m-audio.com. This ensures that you have the newest drivers available. If you do not have Internet access, insert the KeyRig 25 CD-ROM into your computer to install the drivers that came with KeyRig 25.
KeyRig 25 User Guide Controls and Connectors Top Panel � � � � � � � � � Keyboard – KeyRig 25 has a two-octave, velocity sensitive keyboard. This controller features special “half-action” keys which allow KeyRig 25 to be thinner and more portable than traditional controller keyboards.
KeyRig 25 is being used without a computer or if the computer is not able to provide adequate bus power to the controller. The optional power adapter can be ordered from www.m-audio.com IMPORTANT: The KeyRig 25 keyboard is “bus-powered” by your computer through the USB connection. Only use a power...
In many cases, once KeyRig 25 has been installed, you can simply launch your music program and begin making music right away. Many programs (including Ableton Live Lite, M-Audio Key Rig Virtual Instrument, or Apple GarageBand) are ready “out of the box” and require no further conﬁguration.
However, if you are using KeyRig 25 without a computer to control a MIDI device (such as a sound module), you will need to make sure that both your M-Audio KeyRig 25 keyboard and the MIDI device are set to the same MIDI channel. KeyRig 25 has a “Global” MIDI channel setting that affects the keyboard, program/bank change messages, and any controllers (buttons, knobs, sliders, footswitch) that have been set to respond to the global channel.
To deactivate MIDI Out from USB mode and return to normal operation, repeat the steps listed above. The LED display will show ‘Int’ indicating that the M-Audio KeyRig 25 keyboard is once again sending mirrored data out of the USB and MIDI Output ports.
KeyRig 25 User Guide Storing Presets KeyRig 25 uses “non-volatile” memory allowing presets to be stored even after the keyboard has been switched off. All controller and channel assignments are automatically stored under the current preset number as soon as you conﬁrm a change—there is no need to “save”...
KeyRig 25 User Guide Program Mode Overview KeyRig 25 has two modes of operation: Program mode and Performance mode. Most of the time, the controller stays in Performance mode so you can play regularly—Program mode is only used when you need to conﬁgure various parameters like knob assignments. Use the ADVANCED FUNCTION button to enter and exit Program mode (a small dot appears on the lower-right hand side of the display whenever you are in Program mode).
KeyRig 25 User Guide Limiting the Range of the Controls Normally, the range of a MIDI controller is 0 to 127. In some cases, you may wish to restrict the minimum or maximum limits of this range. A minimum restriction can be placed on knobs, faders, Pitch bend, or Modulation controls by doing the following: Press the ADVANCED FUNCTION button and move or push the controller that you wish to limit.
KeyRig 25 User Guide Setting Toggle Values for the Buttons The 8 assignable buttons and the pedal can each be assigned to toggle between two values by doing the following: Press the ADVANCED FUNCTION button and push the footswitch or button you wish to modify.
KeyRig 25 User Guide Assigning a Note to a Button The following shows the procedure for setting a button to transmit a MIDI Note On message when pressed, and a MIDI Note Off message when released. Press the ADVANCED FUNCTION button and push the button you wish to modify.
LSB values that should be entered for DATA 3 and DATA 2 (See Appendix F). Some sheets may only list the values in hexadecimal format, but the M-Audio KeyRig 25 requires each value to be entered as a decimal. Use Appendix C at the end of this User Guide to convert hexadecimal values into decimal.
KeyRig 25 User Guide MIDI Messages In-Depth Program & Bank Changes When the MIDI standard was ﬁrst established, it enabled the user to access only 128 different sounds using program change messages (0-127). As MIDI devices grew to be more sophisticated and contain more sounds, bank change messages were included in an updated MIDI speciﬁcation to allow for more than 128 sounds to be accessed.
KeyRig 25 back on and try again. Problem 2: I have connected a sustain pedal to my M-Audio keyboard, but its operation is reversed. The KeyRig 25 keyboard determines the polarity of a sustain pedal when the controller is switched on. The sustain pedal is assumed to be in the OFF position (i.e., not pressed) when the keyboard is turned on.
KeyRig 25 User Guide Appendix B: Assignable MIDI CC’s on KeyRig 25 Table B1: Knobs and fader assignments MIDI CC Description Data LSB Data MSB 0-119 Standard MIDI CC’s 120-127 Channel Mode Messages Pitch Bend Sensitivity Channel Fine Tune Channel Coarse Tune...
KeyRig 25 User Guide Table B2: Buttons and Sustain Pedal Assignments MIDI CC Description Program Data LSB Data MSB 0-119 Standard MIDI CC’s Toggle value 2 Toggle value 1 120-127 Channel Mode Toggle value 2 Toggle value 1 Messages Pitch Bend Range...
KeyRig 25 User Guide Appendix E: Standard MIDI Controller Numbers (MIDI CC’s) Bank Select Breath Control LSB Legato Pedal Controller 102 Modulation Controller 35 Hold 2 Controller 103 Breath Control Foot Control LSB Sound Variation Controller 104 Controller 3 Porta Time LSB...