09-03-2012 04:17 PM
09-03-2012 04:50 PM
09-03-2012 04:51 PM
Actually, it does permit split via MIDI. You can assign one slot to one MIDI channel to be triggered from its own keyboard; you can assign another slot to another MIDI channel to be triggered by an external keyboard. If you want to get tricky with it, you could probably turn Local Off, send the MIDI Out to a processor (like the MIDI Solutions Event Processor), set the processor to send on a certain MIDI channel bellow the desired split point and another MIDI channel above, send the MIDI signal back into the Wave, and you should have a split keyboard. That would be the most compact way to get two Wave sounds at once. But if you want 88 weighted keys with multiple zones... for a lot of flexibility with maximum portability and low cost, I'd go with the Casio PX3, it's just 24 lbs. It happens to have some nice sounds in it too.
Since the Nord Wave doesn't support splits on it's keyboard or via MIDI
09-03-2012 04:56 PM
Yes, you pretty much have to get something with sounds these days. But there are a number of boards that can also function as pretty decent multi-zone MIDI controllers, if your demands aren't too extensive. I mentioned the Casio, but up from there, besides Kurzweil, there's also Yamaha CP33, Roland RD300NX, Kawai MP6, among others.
Aside from the VAX 77, I can't think of any that combine good action, 4 or more zones, professional midi I/O (not USB), mappable CCs sent from various sliders, generous controller inputs for footpedals, and program change keypad for sending preset info. In fact, the most professional midi controller available is the Kurzweil PC3 series.
09-04-2012 10:13 AM
09-04-2012 04:53 PM
09-04-2012 06:04 PM
09-04-2012 08:54 PM
It would help if you mentioned which models you tried, as all of these companies have boards that feel very different from one another. If you're looking for suggestions, this info would be helpful: * budget * maximum weight you're willing to deal with * minimum # of keys you need the controller to have
I tried the Yamahas, the Rolands, ... Casio, Kurzweils and the Korg Kronos X.
09-05-2012 06:26 AM
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09-05-2012 06:32 PM
Weight wise, I was trying to stay in the 20-30 lb range. I don't really want hammer action keys, as I want to save on the weight. I can live with 76 keys, but 88 is always better.
09-05-2012 10:35 PM
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09-06-2012 05:45 PM
He said that he doesn't want weighted, but like Scott pointed out, there are no 88-key synth-actions; in fact I don't think there ever was. Best compromise would be to go with a 76-key synth or controller make do with 38 keys per zone, or get a weighted 88 and live with the weighted action. Some 88's have a lighter feel than others.
must it be weighted keys?
09-06-2012 06:08 PM
Actually, I forgot, there is the Studiologic VMK-88 (not 188) which is basically a synth action. Buggy, though, by most people's accounts. They have also just come out with the NumaCompact, though it doesn't have a split function. If you want to go back in time a bit, the Roland RS-9 was a pretty nice splittable synth-action 88.
He said that he doesn't want weighted, but like Scott pointed out, there are no 88-key synth-actions
09-06-2012 06:43 PM
09-11-2012 09:54 PM
look into the doepfer lmk-2 and 4 http://www.doepfer.de/lmk2.htm
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