Novation introduced the FLkey Mini and FLkey 37his first dedicated MIDI keyboards for FL Studio. These fit perfectly with Image-Line JACKDAWand promise “smooth music production and an intuitive workflow”.
As with many bespoke DAW controllers, we hope the FLkey range will allow you to do more without having to look at your screen and use your mouse or keyboard. You get direct access to the mixer and step sequencer, as well as channel rack playability from the pads.
You can also control instruments and automation, browse Image-Line plugin presets, and assign custom commands.
As you’d expect, FLkey Mini is the more portable of the two keyboards. It includes 25 mini keys in a compact package.
FLkey 37 features a full-size 37-note keyboard, making it a more playable device designed for studio use. It also offers more features, including channel rack control, fixed chord mode, and user chord mode, which allows producers to play custom chords with just one finger. Scale Chord mode, on the other hand, lets you play preset chords in eight different scales directly from FLkey’s pads.
Prices and release dates for FLkeys are still TBC, but you can find out more at the Novation (opens in a new tab) website.