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Old 18th March 2013
Gear interested

Semi-weighted midi keyboard Vs. Fully-weighted

I can't really get to a shop to try out the difference between a semi-weighted and fully weighted keyboard, so was wondering if any of you chaps have tried them and could provide some advice.

I guess my question is how much better is the full weighted compared to semi-weighted? Better as in the feel, the enjoyablility of playing it etc. There is a big difference in price:

M-audio Keystation 88es for £140
M-audio Oxygen 88 for £300

So when compared to a basic non-weighted keyboard is there a big difference between the two, i.e. is it really worth paying twice as much? Or is there little difference between the two and the biggest step up is to the semi-weighted keystation?

Any advice would be much appreciated