Portable controller with good piano response?

Discussion in 'Cakewalk' started by alabaster, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. alabaster

    alabaster Guest

    I wrote a few days ago about my Edirol PCR80, which is a great
    controller but doesn't have the smoothest velocity response for playing
    piano.

    I'm looking to get another controller for playing piano and synth
    samples through my laptop DAW. I'd like it to be portable and
    bus-powered if possible, for the purposes of gigging.

    I don't necessarily need it to *feel* like a piano--I have a heavy beast
    of a FATAR controller for that, I just don't like to carry it around. I
    just want something with good response so that I can play
    sensitively--maybe a good helping of velocity curves to choose from.
    I'm not a brilliant pianist so I don't need much more than that. Light
    weight is pretty important too.

    Has anybody compared the response of all the major players--Edirol,
    M-Audio (keystation / radium), Evolution, etc?

    I'll probably end up selling my edirol to pay for this, so the $150-300
    range is ideal (used is fine). I don't mind losing some of the MIDI
    controllers, although I'd like to have a few assignable widgets if
    posible.

    Thanks,
    chris.
     
    alabaster, Feb 1, 2005
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    alabaster Guest

    Incidentally, I'm looking for anywhere between 61-88 keys.

    Anybody tried the MAudio Keystation 88? The Keystation Pro is too heavy
    for my purposes.

    How about the Fatar TMK88? Not USB but if it's the best choice then it
    might be worthwhile...

    Thanks,
    chris.
     
    alabaster, Feb 1, 2005
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    Bob Hug, Feb 3, 2005
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