SL MkII is the daddy of advanced professional USB MIDI controllers. It combines a semi-weighted Fatar keybed that plays like an instrument with an absolutely ludicrous number of controls. It gives you direct, hands-on control over every aspect of your music, software, plug-in instruments and FX, as well as immediate feedback at the touch of a button. SL MkII premium semi-weighted Fatar keybed with assignable after-touch. It plays almost like an instrument to let you create truly expressive performances. Every SL MkII has the same huge number of fully assignable controls, all of which map automatically to your software with Automap to give you direct access to everything you could want to control. The 144-character LCD screen shows you exactly what you are controlling, including the name and value of entire rows of knobs, faders or buttons. We also lined the screen up with your controls, so you can see which bits of your software they are controlling without ever having to peer at your laptop. 61 SL Mk II means 61 Keys
...control, plugin/mixer control, and preferably 61 keys-weighted or semi-weighted. I am mainly considering the M-Audio Axiom pro 61 and the Novation Sl MkII 61. Which ones better, what are your experiences with them?
...Arturia Keylab, Arturia Analog Experience, (the Arturias suck for controlling anything other than Arturia software), Kurzweil 2600, Novation Impulse, Novation SLMKii, but the Komplete Kontrol has FAR exceeded my expectations for quality of keybed, functionality, and integration. Plus it’s pretty :-).
...70+ keys I would already have bought the thing. So, ideally, want - max of $1500+ - 70+ keys - keybed like Novation SLMKII - aftertouch - pitch & mod wheels on left of keyboard - relatively sturdy synth engine and other features would just be icing. If there's none, I don't care. The only (new) board of any...