<<<<<(I wish Kurzweil still made the PC88 or a K2600 Keyboard without the K2600).>>>>>
The keyboards in these Kurzweil products you have mentioned are actually Fatar keyboards.
You can purchase a nice basic Fatar keyboard controller without the K2600. I would suggest that you consider getting two different Fatar keyboard controllers....one with weighted piano keys for sampled pianos, and another less expensive Fatar keyboard controller such as the SL161 with a synth action keyboard, which works much better for instruments other than sampled pianos.
None of the Fatar keyboards have sliders though. I use them quite extensivley especially with libraries such as GOS. The PC88 has 4 of them and the K2600 Keyboard has 8! The model that\'s replaced the PC88 has them at the center of the keyboard which I find to be really awkward. The K2600 has the ribbon controller as well.
Get a SlideMate from Encore Electronics. 8 sliders, totally programmable. With a few button pushes, you can select different banks of 8 controllers. Solid piece of hardware, and amazing response... Even when I move the slider as fast as I can, it generates every single integer between 0 and 127!
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size=\"1\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Damon: Cool demo Aaron. I hear the Elfman quality. Reminds me a little of the theme to \"Tales from the Crypt\".
Thank you, Damon. You\'ve actually picked one of the few Danny Elfman themes/soundtracks I haven\'t heard/don\'t own. :-)
What were those voices from in the beginning of the demo?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
VotA. Recently purchased and still figuring it out.