Radial Engineering announces the Key-Largo, a mixer and digital interface designed specifically for keyboard players, is now shipping.
Sound engineers and keyboardists alike will often face the same dilemma— how to connect multiple keyboards to a PA without using several DI boxes? Players want to balance the levels between the instruments themselves and sound engineers need to be aware of the channel count. This often results in players using small, poor quality mixers that leave a lot to be desired.
The Key-Largo features 1/4-inch analog inputs for connecting up to three stereo or mono keyboards, as well as a USB interface for use with soft-synths or computer based audio.
All inputs are equipped with an individual level control, and separate send controls access a shared effects loop. This stereo loop is activated using a dedicated footswitch that can be set to mono operation for use with standard guitar-style pedals. The effects return is equipped with its own level control, allowing the player to easily blend the signal with the direct sound. A built-in momentary sustain footswitch is also provided so the Key-Largo can act as a standalone sustain pedal. Finally, a dedicated connection allows the player to use their own volume pedal for control over the stereo bus.
The Key-Largo output section includes stereo 1/4-inch TRS outputs to feed a personal monitor system and transformer isolated XLR mains. The USB interface is equipped with
24 bit/192kHz converters and can be used for both playback and as a recording interface to capture the keyboard mix live or in the studio. It even has MIDI connectivity, allowing the player to use their standard keyboards as software controllers.
Like all Radial products, the Key-Largo is made in Canada from 14-gauge steel and is supported with a 3 year transferable warranty.
Street price – $379.99 USD