> >As I recall, it's neither pressure nor velocity sensitive. The
> >Prophet 600 was the same way. You're not going to get much in
> >the way of "human inflection" out of this thing.
> I've confirmed you're right.
I'm always right, and I never lie. (That's yet another "obscure,
comedic reference". Hopefully, there are folks who recognize this
still around... I mean, besides Elayne and her "crazy monkeys" cutting
on and off in another conference).
> >> Would I be better off
> >> throwing it in the trash and buying something from Casio?
> >Well, that's sort of like asking, "Would chopping off my head be
> >a good way to cure my cold?". I'd never recommend a Casio product
> >to someone, unless he really pissed me off
> I see your points, but although there are lots of midi capable
> keyboards in my local electronics store, the keys all have that
> hollow plastic, massless feel to them.
> How much do you have to spend before you get a midi keyboard
> that not only has velocity or pressure or whatever sensors to
> simulate a real hammer-type keyboard, but also has keys which
> feel like a piano?
Well, a pretty good price (and much more than a Casio too. I don't
even think that Casio makes a "piano hammer action" keyboard. The
SIX TRAX definitely doesn't have such an action. It's spring-loaded).
Peavey make a really nice controller for the price; the CP-8.
Fatar makes the cheapest piano actions on the market. I don't
personally like their feel. (I'm a piano player too. Been playing
for about 30 years). I've played some Ensoniqs and Kurweils with
piano action, and I don't like those either. In the end, I just
decided that I'd get used to playing a spring-loaded keyboard,
and now that I've been doing this for quite awhile, I don't feel
as if it compromises my technique at all. In fact, I think that I
can now play faster and cleaner on the electronic keyboard since
my touch has gotten lighter with the "less resistive than a real
hammer action" electronic keyboard.
Try it. You may get to really like it