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#1321254 - 12/08/09 05:32 PM I need some help looking for a midi controller
amad_nugent Offline
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Sydney, Australia
I'm looking for a midi controller with 88 keys(Graded hammer standard) that are velocity sensitive.For under 400USD.
Even 76 keys would do.

So far the best one i could find was this(Maudio keystation pro 88)
http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/KeystationPro88.html

but this is out of my budget, and has other knobs and controls that i dont need. My only requirement is to use it as a midi controller to drive a vst such as pianoteq, so i have a good sounding piano in my hands.

thanks in advance

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#1321265 - 12/08/09 05:54 PM Re: I need some help looking for a midi controller [Re: amad_nugent]
Stephen Hazel Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 734
Loc: Seattle-ish, WA
Don't get that m-audio - it's terrible.
Get a Casio Privia of some sort.
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#1321282 - 12/08/09 06:26 PM Re: I need some help looking for a midi controller [Re: amad_nugent]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Guitar Center still has inventory of Yamaha KX8 in stores. Price about $300 and they have GHS keys.

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#1321316 - 12/08/09 07:18 PM Re: I need some help looking for a midi controller [Re: ChrisA]
edt Offline
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Registered: 10/07/09
Posts: 210
no way, the kx8 has to be $700. I am pretty sure for $300 you are not going to have decent hammer action, all that wood, levers, and closely machined mechanical parts costs money. heck for $300 you can't even get a good trumpet, and you want 88 keys of a very precisely machined keyboard? Of course, if you lower your standards and go with an unweighted keyboard, like the m-audio 88es it will only cost $200.

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#1321426 - 12/08/09 10:49 PM Re: I need some help looking for a midi controller [Re: edt]
sneakypure Offline
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 6
I have a cme uf80.

I went that route about a year and some ago, the m audio was crap.

After alot of reading and playing, i got the cme

full midi, weighted (not on the heavy side, but shreddible) I was about to put it on ebay actually (to make room for my p155 when it gets here) I can take video and pictures if you are interested in seeing or learning more about it.

sneakypure@gmail.com

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#1322227 - 12/09/09 10:05 PM Re: I need some help looking for a midi controller [Re: sneakypure]
amad_nugent Offline
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 6
Loc: Sydney, Australia
Originally Posted By: sneakypure
I have a cme uf80.

I went that route about a year and some ago, the m audio was crap.

After alot of reading and playing, i got the cme

full midi, weighted (not on the heavy side, but shreddible) I was about to put it on ebay actually (to make room for my p155 when it gets here) I can take video and pictures if you are interested in seeing or learning more about it.

sneakypure@gmail.com


thanks a lot for the help sneakypure, i checked the uf80 its an excellent controller but its way out of my league.
I guess ill have to save up more for a decent controller.
thanks for your help guys, ppreciate it grin

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