Hey guys and gals!
Here goes a non sales-drop related ranting post for a change.
So, as the title states my MIDI keyboard (an M-AUDIO Axiom 61) finally died. It had always been quite a headache, to tell you the truth, with the pitch and mod wheel sending random data and all that crap, but I always loved the feel, weight and size of the keys so I refused to let it go… until today. May he rest in peace.
So right now I’m looking for a replacement and I have a few models in mind. I don’t want to spend a huge budget as I’m not a pianist and I don’t use it thaaaat often, yet I do want to keep the 61 keys and a few knobs to fool around. Ideally, something around or below U$S500.
- Code-61 was an option but I’ve read a lot of bad reviews and it seems to be discontinued. It’s also quite expensive and TBH M-AUDIO has let me down plenty of times with CCs issues before (random MIDI data).
- Keystations are not an option as I do want to mess with at least 2 or 3 knobs.
- Oxygen Pro 61… maybe.
- Alesis V61… well, it might do the trick… I doubt the keys have the weight feel I loved so much from my death Axiom.
- Rolland A800. I tried this one and overall I liked it but I really hate that MOD/Pitch stick. It’s absolutely unfriendly when used with lots of Kontakt libraries.
So… any suggestions? In the meantime I’m hanging in with a tiny MPKMini!
Cheers and thanks in advance!