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With 88 pro-quality weighted keys, the A-88 sets a new standard for streamlined, portable MIDI controllers. Its Ivory Feel-G weighted keyboard — a trusted asset found on high-end Roland workstations and digital pianos — brings a new level of grand piano luxury to the portable MIDI controller market. But even with its premium keyboard, the A-88 remains slim, compact, and easy to transport. For players looking for great weighted-keyboard action in a portable package, the A-88 is the best MIDI controller available.


  • Premium 88-key Ivory Feel-G keyboard
  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Easy to use
  • Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
  • Dual and Split keyboard functions
  • USB bus powered (also supports AC power)


NAMM: Kawai VPC1 Virtual Piano Controller

Well, as someone who has owned previous 88 key fully weighted midi controllers... I will never buy another 88 key midi controller WITHOUT a pitch bend and mod wheel, because they are absolute necessities when performing with software. So, you lose Kawaii. Shuld have taken a hint from the Roland a-88.

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Ultimate Keybed Thread(models and manufacturers listed)

...ESK-3020 K5000 (S und W): Fatar TP/8S, alte Version Korg 01/W (61): Yamaha FS-61 01/W Pro (76): Yamaha FS-E76 01/W Pro X (88): Yamaha A88 Delta (49): Matsu****a ESK-316V (nicht dynamisch) DSS-1 (61): Matsu****a ESK-903 DW-6000 (61): Matsu****a ESK-70 DW-8000 (61): Matsu****a ESK-901 EC150 (88): Fatar TP/30 EC320 (88): Fatar TP/30 i2 (76): Yamaha FS-E76 i3 (61): Yamaha FS-61 i30 (61): Yamaha FS-61 i4 (S) (61): Fatar...

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88 Key Weighed Controller Suggestions

...I have small space, so I can't buy anything like a Kawai VPC1. I have narrowed it down to the following: Roland A-88 (too slow action for me) NI Komplete Kontrol S88 (Did not manage to test yet) Korg D1 (My choice so far, but worried about velocity curve) Studiologic Grand (squeaky keys issue) I went to the music store...

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