Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

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Mixikyr
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Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by doghouse » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:49 pm

Studiologic

Any people overlook these as they are pricey (88 key models start at about $550 in the USA) and seldom found at your local music store.

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by simmerdown » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:43 pm

line 6 mobilkeys...$199

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got it on my wishlist too

http://www.geartechs.com/store/line-6-m ... 0Keys%2049

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by doghouse » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:19 pm

nycmex77 wrote:m-audio
Trying to get him to break his vow? :wink:

You'll have to pay more than $199 to get aftertouch.

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by Ryanmf » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:20 am

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New Samson Graphite announced at NAMM has some of the stuff you don't want, but doesn't go overboard with it, remains small and light, and has aftertouch. Still no price info.

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by jestermgee » Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:14 am

Ryanmf wrote: New Samson Graphite announced at NAMM has some of the stuff you don't want, but doesn't go overboard with it, remains small and light, and has aftertouch. Still no price info.
Doesn't go overboard?

It looks like a nice bit of gear but for someone that doesn't want ANY fancy controls I see faders, knobs, buttons, pads and transport controls... Hell, it has more controls on it than my MPD32.

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by simmerdown » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:32 am

Mixikyr wrote:Cool, thanks! The PK88 and line6 are exactly what I'm looking for, line6 looks cheaply made thou, gonna look them up. I'm willing to bet the PK88 is expensive just because of the flight case but that's exactly what I need, no nonsense, just... need a jog wheel at least, lol. But it look sweet as hell.
yeh the line6 has a bit of a cheapness to it, and no aftertouch, but for 200?...

theres a vid on it in that link i put above

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by Ryanmf » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:41 pm

jestermgee wrote:
Ryanmf wrote: New Samson Graphite announced at NAMM has some of the stuff you don't want, but doesn't go overboard with it, remains small and light, and has aftertouch. Still no price info.
Doesn't go overboard?

It looks like a nice bit of gear but for someone that doesn't want ANY fancy controls I see faders, knobs, buttons, pads and transport controls... Hell, it has more controls on it than my MPD32.
The main reason I posted it is that it will likely be the the/one of the cheapest available options with aftertouch (although they could completely surprise me with the pricing, I expect the Graphite to be a budget affair).

As far as the controls are concerned, yes, it does have just about as many as as many as a Nocturn/SL Mk II 49, MPK49, etc—but it confines them to a narrower band of the enclosure, which helps minimize the size (and hopefully weight) of the device.

If OP needs a keyboard with aftertouch that doesn't require him to pay for a bunch of stuff he doesn't need, this could be a good option.

If the requirement is a keyboard with aftertouch and absolutely no additional controls, whatever the cost, the right answer has already been mentioned: Studiologic or bust (or maybe the Doepfer or a Yamaha KX-8/88 if you need a full keybed).

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by sdfak1234 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:49 pm

I love my Korg Microkey... sits perfectly in front of my keyboard and is a great, no frills midi keyboard with all the modern features you'd expect...

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Re: Why can't manufacturers just make a plain Midi keyboard?

Post by sdfak1234 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:50 pm

sorry you need more keys... still a nice keyboard though.

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