Best quality midi controller
jiggy1965
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31st March 2008
Old 31st March 2008
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Best quality midi controller

I wanna switch from my old Korg 01w to a smaller, more light weight usb midi controller to work with my pc. Already tried some 'cheap' ones, but playing them gave me often that 'springy keys feel'. I'm looking for a midi keyboard which comes close to the way a Korg M1 or 01w feels. (is that semi-weighted keys?? not very familiar with the term). I've selected all 49 keys keyboards from our local music shop. Who can tell me what would be my best choice? I've tested a few of them. Most of them toylike springy keys. The one I liked the most is Korg Kontrol 49. But I'm also curious about the Akai MPK49 and the new Yamama KX 49. Haven't tried them yet. The 49 keys ones they have are:
  • M Audio Keystation 49
  • Behringer UMX 49
  • Emu Xboard 49
  • Novation Remote 49
  • M Audio Axiom 49
  • Edirol PCR 500
  • Yamaha KX 49
  • Esi Keycontrol 49
  • Edirol PC50
  • M Audio Oxygen 49
  • CME UF 50
  • Korg Kontrol 49
  • Akai MPK 49

Which one should I choose?
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1st April 2008
Old 1st April 2008
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Although all those units pretty much lookalike(cheap plastic and all) I think the
Edirol stuff is a step above the rest.
I have a PC-50 as a second,lighweight option and I adore it.

Cheers
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19th June 2013
Old 19th June 2013
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Originally Posted by Phaidon View Post
Although all those units pretty much lookalike(cheap plastic and all) I think the
Edirol stuff is a step above the rest.
I have a PC-50 as a second,lighweight option and I adore it.

Cheers
I know this Keyboard is not manufactured anymore, but some shops in Russia still have it, so I wonder if it is a good deal?
It costs only $115 in Russia while Alesis Q49 (for example) costs $150
So I wonder if it is a good deal for me to buy this one?
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