1. Play over a thousand chords on the numeric keypad, while playing melody or counter-point on the MIDI keyboard. No memorization is required for playing those chords, and the chords natural for a key-signature change as you change key-signatures.
2. Play chords as sustained chords, strummed-chords, or grand arpeggios. Arpeggios are played with notes sustained together, without having to use the sustain-pedal, which would blur-together melody notes.
4. Play a piece you learned in one key-signature, in any key-signature, using the same fingering you originally learned. See the notes you play, in the target key-signature.
5. Instantly change key-signature and/or instruments as you play melody on the MIDI keyboard, by touching a function-key on the typing-keyboard in front of the MIDI keyboard, with a thumb.
6. Configure octave-shifting for particular instrument sounds, so you don’t have to reach the octave shift on the MIDI keyboard, and don’t have to keep moving your hands around on the keyboard to play the instrument’s proper range.
7. Learn pieces of music in any key-signature, with the fingering in the key of C (or A-minor), so the only flats or sharps you play, are for accidentals (notes not in the key-signature’s scale). This means you learn to play music independent of key-signature.
8. When using shorter MIDI keyboards (up to 49 keys), you can play standing up, with the keyboards tilted toward the audience, so they can see your fingers on the keys – both MIDI keyboard, and typing-keyboard. You do this using a sturdy-model music stand, rather than a synthesizer stand.
9. Switch instrument sounds without having to change MIDI channels.
10. Switch to the typing keyboard, and get an 84-key range instantly.
11. Connects to your favorite VST host, synthesizer, DAW, or sequence editor.
12. Play fast-repeated notes (like a Balalaika) on held-out notes, or drum-rolls in the Drums pane. You can adjust the speed of those repeated-notes as you play them.
13. When using a MIDI keyboard to play the Drums pane, connected to a General MIDI synthesizer, you can see the names of the percussion instruments you play.
14. Play music written for different types of instruments (e.g. Bb, F, Eb) in concert pitch.
15. Use of all the learning features in the KeyMusician Keyboard application, which make learning music easy.
16. Play up/down wah-wah expression (or trills), on notes you hold out on the MIDI keyboard, using your chord-hand on the numeric keypad.
17. Do glissando’s in any key-signature (not just C-major or A-minor), using just the white keys.
18. Play glissando’s with accidentals inserted, corresponding to accidentals in the chord currently played.
19. Do chromatic glissando’s, using the typing-keyboard.
20. Use a sustain-pedal and/or a volume pedal, even if you’re playing both melody and chords on the typing-keyboard.
Why record your music track-by-track, when you could play it all live?