When I needed a mew masterkeyboard I went to the Music-Store with my
laptop, a little midi-interface and kontakt with a pianosound loaded.
There I connected the laptop to every single masterkeyboard
to see in the kontakt editor how the velocity reacts.
(You know these little red dots?)
My favorite Keys are the yamaha pianos. but they don´t have any controllers.
Even the mod- & pitchwheels are missing.
So I got the Oberheim MC-3000 wich in my opinion has the best key-response.
Don´t get the M-Audio Keystation pro88.
It´s cheap, has great controllers but playing on the keys is like gambling.
You never know wich velocity you hit.
Re: How is this controller in terms of its versatile use?
You should go to a store and check out every keyboard.
A thing that you touch every day should not be buyed without being testet.
The beahavior of keys is a very personal thing. Some like more pianofeeling
some like more synthfeeling.
But get 88 keys not less.