I know this isn\'t really the right thread, but it\'s the most read... I\'m looking to get rid of my old technics piano and buy a proper weighted 88 key master keyboard and was wondering what the recommendations were... I was thinking just a midi-keyboard (but I s\'pose it could have on-board sounds).
I\'m mainly a pianist, but want a keyboard which is also good for playing dan dean and gos and allows me to control expression... don\'t know if the two are counter to each other.
Does anyone have any recommendations (I\'m sure I\'ll get confilicting responses)
And I also know its personal choice, but it\'d be nice to know where to start...
[This message has been edited by paynterr (edited 02-04-2002).]
I recommend these too. Cheap, but solid, they\'re exactly the same core guts as many more expensive controllers (for which Fatar manufactures the action) without the frills.
I used a Roland A80 for years, and much prefer the feel of my cheap Fatar to that. It has a nice long keystroke which helps with pianissimo control. However, you certainly won\'t find hugely sophisticated levels of programming on the Fatar. It will do the job, though, without killing your bank account.
I believe that the best actions currently available reside in some of the more expensive digital pianos, such as the Yamaha or Roland higher-end models.
Of course, these actions come at a price, but there are advantages to using digital pianos as piano controllers:
1) The unit is \'all in one\'
2) The amplification has been optimised for a piano signal
3) The keyboard won\'t wobble with heavy playing (unlike a Fatar on an X stand)
4) If you\'re playing live and GigaStudio decides to crash, you have an instant backup piano voice.
[This message has been edited by sjduck (edited 02-06-2002).]