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Midi Controller Recommencations
Last post Wed, Dec 12 2018 by holywilly, 5 replies.
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Posted on Thu, Dec 06 2018 22:30
by jhonny.eriksson
Joined on Mon, Jun 21 2010, Sweden, Posts 52

Hello,


With the release of the Steinway I came to the conclusion that I must experience this with a high-quality midi-keyboard and has therefore decided to grab a DOEPFER PK88. I’ve previously been using a M-Audio Oxygen 88 but am not loving the key action on it. It’s way to sluggish action to feel anything like a real keyboard.
However, I do use some of the Midi controllers on it, such as the mod-wheel, and sliders for controlling my VXF, EXP, S-XF etc. and the DOEPFER PK88 is simply just keys. Do anyone have any recommendation on a good Midi controller that can be used to easy manage all the VSL controllers?

Best Regards

Posted on Fri, Dec 07 2018 09:21
by Fabio Biolcati
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2013, Milano — Italy, Posts 136

Both Grand and Studio versions of Studiologic SL88 are very good, though I prefer wheels instead of joysticks as controllers (these machines has three of them!).
Hope it helps.

Fabio Biolcati
SE1 Bundle, SE2&3 Strings; Notion5; Tannoy Reveal 501a
Posted on Sun, Dec 09 2018 10:32
by jhonny.eriksson
Joined on Mon, Jun 21 2010, Sweden, Posts 52

Thanks for the tip. Good to know that SL88 seem like a very capable keyboard with great action. However, I was looking for a stand-alone Midi Controller that can be used togeather with a DOEPFER PK88 keyboard since it does not have any buttons or sliders.

However, I came across this little thing; Expressive E Touché. What if you could map the VXF with  a simple hand gesture and the EXP with actual pressure of the hand? and Slot-XF to control the vibrato with an actual vibrato gesture? I must try it! I'll let you know how it works if anyone is interested :)

Posted on Sun, Dec 09 2018 21:57
by Fabio Biolcati
Joined on Tue, Aug 06 2013, Milano — Italy, Posts 136

Sorry for misunderstanding.
Have a look to Korg NanoControl series —seen also in VSL videos.
Expressive E Touché is also an interesting tool.
Best

Fabio Biolcati
SE1 Bundle, SE2&3 Strings; Notion5; Tannoy Reveal 501a
Posted on Wed, Dec 12 2018 13:25
by holywilly
Joined on Mon, Jul 08 2013, Posts 44
Maybe check out Arturia’s Keylab 88
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