i have my eyes on both of these softwares.
so in order for me to use them fully i need a new keyboard with expression and sustain pedals
so i was thinking of these.
the edirol pcr-800 keyboard (good value, has 5 octaves, aftertouch, and a port for sustain and expression)
roland ev-5 expression pedal. right i know the yamaha fc-7 is better rated and recommended (thanks bosco), however if i was to get it i would need the adapter for polarity too for it to work on the keyboard. plus for some reason here in the uk the roland is cheaper than the FC-7.
fatar vfp1/25. looks good with compatibility for all controllers.
my questions are:
1: will the ev-5 pedal work fine with the edirol? (eg, have full 0-127 range) because its a roland/edirol brand
2: and do you agree about the actual edirol purchase and the fatar pedal also.
3: about the stad and gofriller. i understand it requires a lot of mapping to the controllers. i will be using them on a pc with cubase. im just wondering does the manual instruct me well enough to be able to map everything. eg. i here mentions of need for inserts to switch mappings like cc#1 (this makes no sense to em but im just hoping you can help me understand it a bit before i buy)
also guys bear in mind when talking and comparing my projected purchases that im in the uk so some things may be near impossible to find here
really hope i can get your advice, is a big buy (these and the software itself) but if everything sounds as it does on most of the cello demos and some of the strad demos it will be worth it
thanks a lot