I have like a 10 year old EMU X Board 49. It is really on its last legs. The knobs work but the pitch bend is sticky and overall it was never a "quality" keyboard.
The Akai Max 49 looks great particularly since I have a few analogue synths and one in particular that would benefit greatly from an arpeggiator and sequencer that puts out CV.
The key feel is not quite so important since I have other keyboards from which I can choose from 88 key weighted to 37 key synth action that I can use if I need better key feel. What I need is a 49 key board to replace the X Board that can control everything from Pro Tools to soft synths to analogue CV.
So....anyone get one of these yet? Is it even available yet?