The Line 6 Mobile Keys is a rather compact USB-powered 49 and 25 key MIDI keyboard controller that works with iOS, OS X and Windows devices. It’s this second use that’s particularly attractive as this marks the first time that real, full-size keys work without external power on your iOS device. Connect it to your USB-equipped computer, your iPad, or your iPhone, and take control of your software instruments anytime, anywhere.
The Mobile Keys gives you 25 or 49 keys velocity-sensitive, synth-action keys in a CoreMIDI-compliant design that makes it compatible with virtually any music software or iOS app. There are even inputs for expression and sustain pedals, for even more control over your sound! According to several user reviews, they have praised Line 6 Mobile Keys for the power-free connection; feature set. Also, some users have complained it for can’t run USB and iOS connections simultaneously; Connection to iPad uses a proprietary “mobile” cable that may be hard to replace
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- Disconnect the Mobile Keys from the intended host device first.
- Power-ON unit by connecting it to an iOS or USB host that is turned on while simultaneously holding the [SHIFT] button.
- Press any of the first 9 (white) keys, or C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D-E on the lowest/left side of the keyboard range.
- Release the [SHIFT] button to restore the factory default settings.
Warning! This operation will return all of the Line 6 Mobile Keys’s settings to their factory-set condition. Be sure that you want to do this. This procedure also applies to the Mobile Keys 49 unit. Hopefully the article of “Resetting Line 6 Mobile Keys 25 Keyboard Controller” can help you.
Reference: Line 6 Mobile Keys manual