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  • Looking for an 88-key controller...

    Hey there,

    I'm looking for an 88 key controller to augment my Novation SLMk 2 that I use for synth/B3 use with Mainstage. This would be used mainly for piano kinds of stuff where a weighted keyboard makes a difference.

    Here's what I'm looking for:
    - 88 reasonably weighted keys
    - Lightweight and very portable
    - USB MIDI
    - USB bus powered instead of a power supply
    - No need for zones or memories, I'm doing all that with Mainstage
    - Mod wheel
    - Inexpensive...under $1000 and hopefully way under

    From my research, nothing seems to fit the bill exactly. I've used the M-Audio Keystation 88es and Pro Sono 88, and they'd be perfect, except that M-Audio doesn't seem to understand that the black keys shouldn't respond louder than the white keys.

    Any suggestions?


    PS - Yes, I cross-posted this on the Keyboard magazine forum...sorry...

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    Check this thread that I posted a few days ago and good luck. I hadn't realized how slim the pickings were for a good midi controller under $1K.

    lots of gear and not a computer in sight.