- Three stereo analog inputs for keyboards
- Digital USB connection for laptop soft-synths
- On-board sustain and effects loop footswitches
- Separate balanced outputs for the PA and stage monitors
A mixer for today's gigging keyboard player
Designed for stage use, the Key-Largo allows you to connect up to three stereo keyboards, effects and volume pedals, and a laptop computer via USB, managing all these signals to send a balanced audio feed to a PA system for a seamless performance on stage. Three stereo analog inputs feature individual volume controls to balance levels, and each can be sent to a shared effects loop to add reverb or delay in an instant using a dedicated footswitch. A USB connection allows laptop computers to be integrated into the setup for control of soft-synths, and a built-in sustain footswitch and connections for a stereo volume pedal provide additional ways to control your performance.
High headroom, low noise
A switch-mode power supply inside the Key-Largo elevates the rail voltage to 24 volts for extra headroom to handle the most dynamic digital keyboards and the hottest analog synths without fear of overload or distortion. This is paired with 24bit/192kHz digital audio converters for high quality audio over USB when playing soft-synths or pre-recorded tracks. To eliminate noise when connecting multiple devices on stage, the main outputs are transformer-isolated to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops, and all outputs are equipped with ground lift switches to further reduce noise.
Manage a multi-keyboard setup with ease
The Key-Largo effortlessly mixes multiple keyboard outputs down to a stereo feed for the PA system over XLRs. Add more excitement to the performance with a switchable effects loop and master volume pedal.
Integrate a soft-synth on stage
The Key-Largo can take the MIDI output from a controller to play a soft-synth on your laptop. High quality digital-to-analog converters give you great sound quality on local monitors and at the PA system.
Combine analog and digital on stage
Mix three keyboards together with the output of a laptop soft-synth, making the Key-Largo the center of your performance setup. Connect a ¼” cable to the footswitch input on your main keyboard to utilize the Key-Largo as a sustain pedal, fully implementing the many features of this powerful pedal.
The Key-Largo as a recording interface
24bit/192kHz converters provide more than just high quality playback on stage, the Key-Largo can also be used to record pristine tracks using your favorite audio program. This allows you to easily record studio-quality tracks while on the road, or to capture your live performance.
Radial Key-Largo Mixer and Performance Pedal
Jordan Rudess and the Radial Key-Largo
Derek Sherinian tries out the Radial Key Largo
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"The Key-Largo simply does everything you need and nothing you don't... For 90 percent of my gigs, I'm going Key-Largo and never going back. It's as though someone really looked at the needs of us keyboard players, listened, and said, "Oh, uh, right. Someone should make that." Well, someone did, and their name is Radial."
"It's refreshing when a seemingly "been there, done that" recording situation is given a new treatment, with quickly obvious benefits. If your studio or stage work includes keyboards and virtual instruments, you may find yourself wondering how you got along without the Key-Largo."
"If you're a keyboardist, a modular synthesist or a guitarist using a computer as part of your setup for stage or studio then the Radial Key-Largo may well be your key to a compact, efficient, high-quality system that will be quick to set up and to break down. I can't think of an easier and more cost-effective way of integrating a computer, MIDI and musical hardware and software on stage or in the studio."
"You’ll always have the keyboard mix you want, with the ability to adjust it on the fly if need be. In all, this is another standout product from Radial Engineering and one that certainly fills a void."
"Key Largo is a well-thought-out, flexible and high-quality tool for the performing/recording keyboard/synth musician that, besides the lack of headphone monitoring, fills the DAW interface slot on top of integrating a multi-instrument setup."
"For studio session work and rehearsals, Key Largo is fabulous, and having the built-in audio interface is one less box and set of cables to manage."
Dream Theater, David Bowie, Liquid Tension Experiment, Dixie Dregs, Steven Wilson
"The Key-Largo keyboard mixer by Radial is my new best friend! I plugged in 2 stereo keyboards, my stereo iPad and my Seaboard, a standard MIDI keyboard through the DIN port and all I could do was smile!"
Sons of Apollo, Billy Idol, Black Country Communion, Joe Bonamassa, Dream Theater, Steve Lukather
"The Key-Largo by Radial is the Swiss Army knife portable keyboard mixer, for any player and any rig set up. I love this thing."
Festival Viña del Mar, Premios Lo Nuestro, Latin Grammys, numerous tours at Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles Staple Center
"Radial's Key-Largo gives me a compact solution to connect all my keyboards and computer in one small and convenient box with the remarkable Radial DI technology inside. Perfect for touring and the studio."
From the Blog
Church Production magazine reviews the Radial Key-Largo
The following is a review by Loren Alldrin of Church Production Magazine published on January 24, 2018. Many guitarists and sound engineers are familiar with Canadian company Radial, thanks in... Read More