Reloop announces Keypad and Keyfadr Ableton Live controllers

Reloop's new Keypad and Keyfadr (the missing 'e' is theirs, not ours) are compact MIDI controllers that are designed specifically for users of Ableton Live.

Both offer 25 velocity-sensitive mini keys, eight faders, 16 rotary knobs and eight endless encoders, with the Keypad also adding 16 velocity-sensitive backlit drum pads. Transport controls are included on both devices, too.

The Keypad is one of the deepest mini keyboards we've seen - in fact, it's almost square - but it appears to pack in plenty of control. Both products have an onboard arpeggiator and ship with a copy of Ableton Live Lite 9 (they're said to be plug 'n' play with Ableton's software).

You can see the Keypad in action in the video above. No news yet on prices or availability, but there are further spec details on the Reloop website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.