Keith McMillen Instrument (KMI) has announced the K-Board™, an ultra portable unbreakable 13 inch USB MIDI keyboard—for making music with iPads, Android tablets, and Mac, Windows, and Linux laptops and computers on the go.  Available nationwide for $99, K-Board is a light-weight backlit USB MIDI nano keyboard with smart sensors that provides instant music creativity on the road with professional musical features at a consumer price — the perfect gift for all musicians.

K-Board has no moving parts so it it survives being put in and pulled out of backpacks and kicked around at concerts and on the road. It has been run over by a car, dropped from a 2 story building, taped onto a watermelon, and more—all without breaking. K-Board is lightweight (12 ounces) and small at 13 inches x 3.5 inches and works with all USB devices to ignite creativity and bring out the musician in everyone, anywhere.  K-Board also works with all leading music software, including Apple Garage Band, Apple Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Native Instruments NI Komplete, and Moog Animoog for iPad, among others.

Based on KMI’s award-winning and critically acclaimed QuNexus keyboard, K-Board builds on KMI’s long history of innovations in electronic instruments and is the first consumer offering from the company.  K-Board includes high-end musical features at a consumer-friendly price, such as touch-sensitive smart fabric under every key for effects and expression, speed detection, pressure, and tilt; polyphonic pitch bend; and octave up/down buttons for a 7 octave range, among other features.  KMI keyboards are the choice of well-known musicians, including Herbie Hancock*, Ritchie Hawtin, Lorde, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Childish Gambino.  “K-Board fulfills a dream for us of bringing the power and expressiveness of our instruments to anyone,” said Keith McMillen, Founder, KMI.  “My 35 years of marrying music and technology is realized in this product.”