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KB-1 is a an expressive virtual keyboard designed for a multitude of scenarios.

Price $9.99
Author Kai Aras
Type Controller
Supports Inter-App Audio (IAA), Audio Unit (AU)
Rating total: 4.87255 (204), current: 4.87255 (204)
Version 1.3.1
Released 11/20/2018
Updated 09/20/2022
KB-1 MIDI Keyboard

KB-1 is a suite of expressive virtual keyboards and controllers designed for a multitude of scenarios.

Play multiple instruments simultaneously, complete with MIDI Polyphonic Expression, scales, chords, strumming and more.

Overview:
- 8 distinct Keyboard Layouts
- Multiple Rows per Keyboard
- Multiple Octaves per Keyboard Row
- 15+ Scales (for layouts that support scales)
- MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)
- Powerful Arpeggiator
- Standalone operation with multiple Keyboards and dedicated MIDI outputs per Keyboard
- AUv3 MIDI Plugin

Layouts:
- Classic (Piano Keys + Wheels)
- Uniform (Seboard-style Keys and Layout)
- String (String-style Keys)
- Scale (Uniform layout with scale support)
- Chord (One key per chord for all scale degrees)
- Drum (up to 16 user mappable drum pads)
- XY (up to 2 configurable XY-Pads)
- CC (up to 16 user mappable knobs for CC control)

Expression:
- Glide (horizontal)
- Slide (vertical)
- Velocity (mapped to y-axis)
- Pressure (iPhone only)

App Connectivity:
- Standalone
- AUv3 MIDI Instrument

MIDI Connectivity:
- Inter-App MIDI
- USB MIDI
- BLE MIDI
- Network MIDI

Version 1.3.1 release notes

1.3.1 (161) - Added drag and drop support for rearranging keyboards in standalone mode - Added haptic feedback for key presses (iPhone only) - Added an option to resize the controls section (wheels, xy & strum control) - Added an option to advertise a BLE MIDI device in addition to being able to connect to other devices - Added an option to select between absolute and relative slide - Added an option to change the latch behaviour from regular to exclusive where latching a new key will automatically unlatch the previous one (option is located in the controllers settings tab) - Added an option to set the MPE bend range to allow vertical glide to be used instead of the pitch-wheel when playing regular mono synths - Keyboard Settings now display in a larger window - Keyboard layouts can now start at any note (use root note setting to shift up/down) - Fixed an issue where the XY pad would not register the initial touch - Fixed an issue where the XY pad would not handle multiple touches properly - Fixed an issue where some of the XY specific layout controls would not work properly - Fixed an issue where the XY and Wheel controls would not be available when using the CC layout - Fixed an issue where using the drum layout in channel per pad mode would not utilize all 16 MIDI channels - Fixed an issue where testing drum mappings would not work properly when using channel per pad mode - Fixed an issue where selecting an octave below 0 would crash the plugin - Fixed an issue where selecting XY mappings in controller mode would not work - Fixed an issue where editing XY mappings in controller mode would not work properly - Fixed an issue where only 16 drum pads could only be mapped even though up to 40 pads were available - Fixed an issue where selecting "chromatic" in the scale section could crash the app in some cases - Fixed an issue where playing the arp over multiple octaves would start with an offset of -1 octave in some cases - Fixed an issue where the Arpeggiator would not start on it's lowest octave - Fixed an issue where the Arpeggiator would not start on it's lowest note in some cases - Fixed an issue where the Arpeggiator could generate hanging notes in some cases - Fixed an issue where the Slide #CC setting would not restore when loading a host session - Fixed an issue where the additional bass note output available on the chord layout would not respect it's channel setting when using the standalone version - Fixed an issue where the arpeggiator would not start immediately on key down (first introduced in v1.3) - Fixed an issue where note repeat and arpeggiator buttons were not mutually exclusive - Fixed an issue where configuring button modes for the CC Layout could cause the plugin to crash in some cases

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