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"Best" value 88 key controller/keyboard with midi capability
i use an 18 year old Yamaha Clavinova as my master keyboard (CLP-360). It has a full 88 key piano keyboard and MIDI and pedals. It's ideal. Never misses a beat. (It also has some internal sounds and built-in speakers but I never use them.)
A lot of these babies will have seen domestic use only, so it may be fairly easy to pick a used one up in good condition.
M-audio is always a crap shoot but it seems a though many products that we have trusted over the years have become that way, won't mention any names but it starts with an R and ends with a D. I do believe that M-audio has one of the a largest pro and non-pro following due to many product doing well and even being revolutionary. Sorry to hear about the Oxygen 49. M-audio really does not need that hype. The sad part is it is there own fault. I guess fix it quick or lose your "we are cheap but pretty good quality status".
I have decided over the years that it's not really possible to have a truly lightweight weighted keybed that feels good and is also sturdy. The action itself needs some weight to have that believable feel, and then you need a chassis that can hold that action.
So a lightweight keyboard either needs to sacrifice the weightiness of the action, or the sturdiness of the chassis.
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