Edit: I have modified this rant somewhat because it is beginning to appear that M-Audio themselves do not actually know what the product is supposed to do. So they weren't deliberately lying, they just did not have a clue...
I always think 'system' when I purchase any piece of hardware or software. How will it fit in my system and does it have ALL the capabilities that I require for a specific purpose.
The Prokeys 88sx is lightweight, has decent internal meat-and-potatoes sounds, pitch bend and mod wheel, sustain and expression pedal inputs and even a sostenuto pedal input. The only thing I can't tell from looking at the pics - does it have aftertouch?
So I download the manual, and on page 27 is a midi implementation chart that shows that aftertouch is transmitted.
So I bought the board. No aftertouch - is it broken? I email M-Audio tech support, and they state "The Prokeys88sx does not have aftertouch." But the manual shows it.
Oh. No, it doesn't...
The Prokeys88sx manual shows the midi implementation for the Prokeys88, NOT the sx. <edited>It appears that someplace down the line, someone screwed up - perhaps two parts of the company were working from different specs? Unknown at this time, but stupid, not criminal<end edit>
I am extremely disappointed, I have been waiting for the Axiom 61 to be released, this was to make up the upper manual of a portable live-performance rig.But I no longer can trust the company to deliver what it states in their advertising and documentation, so I cannot purchase this keyboard.
Do not purchase from M-Audio unless the vendor will allow you to return the product if it fails to deliver as promised.
Such a shame, they were a pretty decent company (or so I thought.)