WORLDE Tuna mini MIDI keyboard for musicians

MIDI keyboard WORLDE Tuna mini RGB is a budget solution that meets its direct function and is well suited for musicians who need a controller of type «all inclusive» without huge costs on the standard brand models like Arturia Minilab MKII. It is this advantage I had in mind at the time of selection and purchase.

Bought on Aliexpress in the section «Electronic bodies» here on this page.

The contents

  1. Management and use
  2. Keys
  3. Sensors
  4. Knobi — «whirlings»
  5. The faders (vertical sliders)
  6. Buttons controller
  7. Pads
  8. Software from the manufacturer
  9. Purchase information
  10. Summary
  11. Video

Management and use

Keys

Only 25 keys, 16 of which are MIDI channels. This means they can prescribe anything for fast switching, for example.

Settings knobbe and faders are switched respectively: the fact that you twist and move, is stored on the selected MIDI channel.

With the elasticity of the pressing here everything is normal: no keys felt asexual or too light.

As it should be, felt a little «small» — here I mean feature keyboards mini-sizes in General. One white key has a width of about 1.75 cm, and the height is 8 cm is this Enough — do not presume to define for someone else. Personally, I — Yes.

Sensors

To the left of the keys are touch-the controllers tone and modulation. To activate them, you need a little push, like getting intimate contact, and then scroll. A light swipe across the surface will not trigger a change of parameters.

Knobi — «whirlings»

Soft to the touch, like rubber. It is not excluded that this is due to some sort of processing plastic. Scrolling occurs without the metal in the edge: «cool as needed». As an improvement, it would be possible to draw any arrow or stripe on each knobe, so you can immediately navigate as he scrolled. It would be easier to manage them, to observe the accuracy and smoothness of scrolling.

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The faders (vertical sliders)

That surprised me: when you run the fader up and down, again there is a sense of moderate density, not igrushechniy.

To appoint to them that you want, if it allows the used software (e.g., FL Studio). I did adjust the volume of the master channel in all projects, and not reaching for the computer or speakers.

Buttons controller

Simple: 4 buttons that perform simple functions. Two of them — to increase/decrease the octave buttons SHIFT is responsible for switching between your MIDI channels (press SHIFT, then note with a number on the keyboard); a button «1 — 8 | 9 — 16» allows to switch the group of drum pads, instead of having to place all 16 pieces on the keyboard.

Pads

In contrast to the control buttons is not pressed when pressed it uses it touch. Enough to touch the pad to turn it on. Each can be assigned its own color, using the software downloadable from the manufacturer’s website.

Software from the manufacturer

On the website of the manufacturer WORLDE Tuna mini you can download a program for settings. It is possible to assign and reassign functions krutilki, etc., as well as the color of the pads when they are activated.

While the pad is activated (and with a single touch), it glows a configured color. Knobe («krutilki») can also take multiple values: scroll from 0% to 100% or absolute Off. and On. A lot of options, and it is, in principle, a standard feature of MIDI devices. The only significant flaw: every time you start, you must load a previously saved settings file, because each time the settings are reset.

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Purchase information

Acquired in November for 3948 RUB, taking into account various discounts and coupons. At the time of writing the price is 4779 RUB Delivered to Tyumen 19 days (regular mail) instead of the specified 33.

The product has a firm cardboard box with the image, and the device was inside the package. About the additional mitigating materials can not remember exactly. Again, took on Aliexpress here. If Ali somewhere thrown (this happens often), then just type in the search «WORLDE Tuna» and it will show exactly need suggestions.

Summary

WORLDE Tuna mini RGB is one of the best budget decisions. If you compare the model with the WORLDE Panda mini, Tuna is to a certain extent, improved version.

If you need a budget «starter» MIDI, having multiple types of controllers and 8 pieces each, this device may be the appropriate option for you.

Video

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