Hi, my name is Lister and I am a guitar player......... and a Spectrasonics addict.
So not being a keyboard player and wanting to compose using super nice sounding sample libraries like these, and notation software as well...... I got into a guitar synth setup years ago. This started out as a Yamaha setup and evolved into a Godin guitar with the Ghost Modular pickups and an Axon AX100MkII guitar to MIDI converter.
I cannot get past a huge problem......latency! With my little 49 Key Edirol keyboard controller and the MIDI guitar following the same path, same MIDI interface etc, the Edirlol has no latency problems. With the guitar I have to reduce my buffer size in Pro Tools to around 64 and of course now the soft synth sounds like crap.
So I want to get an 88 key controller but do not want to spend a lot. $400 would be my max but under $300 would be better.
How about the Yamaha KX8? This is on sale right now, discontinued, for $299.
It does not have aftertouch and cannot transit MIDI on the USB and MIDI out at the same time.
Does anyone have any advice, have a particular brand/model they would like to suggest and have any comments on whether AT and any other features are critical?
It's late in life but with the help of some Ritalin and perseverance I want to try learn to play keys as I go....at least get a basic handle on chords for rhythm parts and be able to play in bass lines using Trilian. Pads are easier and sound design is not too hard using huge pads like in Omnisphere..... but I would like to learn to play basic piano/keys.