I am looking for a keyboard/controller that will play well with GPO and JABB running in DP/Finale on a Mac. (DP 4.1.2, OSX 3.9/4)
I mostly do compositions for theater (sort of like composing for film, but usually much shorter cues), and I am having to replace all of my gear after a fire.
I have not used JABB yet (it's on it's way), but I understand that aftertouch will be important to making the most of it, so I assume that aftertouch would be a key feature in a keyboard. However, I also would like to get all the faders and knobs (and maybe even playback control?) that the new generation of controllers have to offer.
Here is a quick list of what I am looking at and the pros/cons of each:
Edirol PCR series: Pros: Price, Knobs and Buttons Cons: No Aftertouch
Emu Xboard series: Pros: Aftertouch Cons: Only Knobs
Novation Remote series: Looks good on paper, but haven't been able to hands on with one.
CME controllers: Looks GREAT, but haven't seen one. Also has breath controll input which could be helpful. (I used to program winds/brass/strings using a WX5 and loved it)
Evolution MK series Pros: Price, Knobs and Buttons. The manuals say that these have aftertouch, but all the reviews say that they don't. Any users out there that can verify?
Sorry for such a long winded post, but I need to make a choice soon, and (obviously from my list) money is tight right now. Any feedback that the estiemed list can give would be greatly appreciated.