Hello all. Was recommended to come here and ask this question by users at the Organ Forum.
I'm looking to get a -durable- midi controller. I'll be treating it as if it were a Hammond organ. VB3 is doing the emulating. (The actual A-100 in my living room has issues, and is bigger than my car in any case.)
I've had two Oxygen 49 controllers. Nice boards but they don't take the abuse of live gigging, being moved around, plugged, unplugged, wailed upon, gigantic Hammond glissandi, etc. One died in 9 months, the second I just replaced parts on after 3 months. Obviously I need 9 programmable sliders for the drawbars and 61 keys. Also need at least 6 programmable buttons and 6 programmable knobs. Want to avoid weighted keys as I will not be playing piano. I'm no good at that anyway. Just Hammond and Mellotron.
Recommend me boards that you've had good experience with, especially where durability is concerned. I'm not terribly worried about price. (Actually I am -terribly- but plan to buy used!)