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Old 11-30-2016, 11:30 PM   #1
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Controller with nicest keys

I've been looking around online recently for a 49 keyboard controller to replace my current one, which has a couple warped keys and is seeing some wear after 7 years

basically I'm just trying to find something with really nice keys on it and no extra bullshit on it, I don't need a portable workstation

Nektar Impact GX49 is looking like the winner so far

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Re: controller with nicest keys

do you mean the feeling of the keys? are you used to a piano touch?

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Old 12-01-2016, 12:26 AM   #3
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Re: controller with nicest keys

I've never had the problem of bad keys. No name-calling or anything.

Just get something with aftertouch and you're set

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Old 12-01-2016, 12:42 AM   #4
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Re: controller with nicest keys

I have an NI KOMPLETE KONTROL S61, so it should come as no surprise that I'm recommending your go with either the 25 key or 49 key version..given you say you want a 49 key controller. Each of these controllers come with Fatar keybeds, which feel really solid to play on and come pretty close to those found on high-end pianos and keyboards.


The 25 key one sells on [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
for €399.00, but you also get both the KOMPLETE KONTROL software and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT..which is 11 of their instrument..including both MASSIVE and MONARK. It's not a bad deal for for the price if you don't have any of these already.

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Old 12-01-2016, 01:21 AM   #5
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do you mean the feeling of the keys? are you used to a piano touch?
yeah, I'm used to playing piano
I need something sturdy, I hate the flimsy plastic keys on my m-audio keyboard
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Old 12-01-2016, 01:25 AM   #6
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I have an NI KOMPLETE KONTROL S61, so it should come as no surprise that I'm recommending your go with either the 25 key or 49 key version..given you say you want a 49 key controller. Each of these controllers come with Fatar keybeds, which feel really solid to play on and come pretty close to those found on high-end pianos and keyboards.


The 25 key one sells on [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register]
for 399.00, but you also get both the KOMPLETE KONTROL software and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT..which is 11 of their instrument..including both MASSIVE and MONARK. It's not a bad deal for for the price if you don't have any of these already.
I will definitely look into this
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Re: controller with nicest keys

get the NI 88 key weighted controller and have the keys dipped in gold.

that would be the nicest.

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Old 12-01-2016, 09:29 PM   #8
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get the NI 88 key weighted controller and have the keys dipped in gold.

that would be the nicest.
NI better thrown in THE GOLD FINGER to sweeten the deal.

sorry, i'll show myself out.
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Old 12-02-2016, 07:26 PM   #9
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get the NI 88 key weighted controller and have the keys dipped in gold.

that would be the nicest.
I just want something with some weight and heft to it and doesn't feel like it's going to break if it gets dropped
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Re: Controller with nicest keys

I have a nektar LX49 and the keys suck, they make a loud springy noise when I hit them quicky (e.g. programming hihats or drum patterns) I'm considering selling it for a komplete kontrol 49 but I really like how the nektar interacts with my daws. also I'm not a fan of the komplete kontrol software and the flashy lights on each key. update us here about your chiice as I'm searching for the same kind of keyboard controller!

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Old 12-03-2016, 03:06 AM   #11
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I have a nektar LX49 and the keys suck, they make a loud springy noise when I hit them quicky (e.g. programming hihats or drum patterns) I'm considering selling it for a komplete kontrol 49 but I really like how the nektar interacts with my daws. also I'm not a fan of the komplete kontrol software and the flashy lights on each key. update us here about your chiice as I'm searching for the same kind of keyboard controller!
For the record, those lights can be turned off and it's really simple to do.

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Old 12-06-2016, 01:53 AM   #13
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I have a nektar LX49 and the keys suck, they make a loud springy noise when I hit them quicky (e.g. programming hihats or drum patterns) I'm considering selling it for a komplete kontrol 49 but I really like how the nektar interacts with my daws. also I'm not a fan of the komplete kontrol software and the flashy lights on each key. update us here about your chiice as I'm searching for the same kind of keyboard controller!
I'm not interested in using it for drums, I have a pad controller
how's it when you aren't playing every note staccato? :p
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Re: Controller with nicest keys

honestly the keys' quality feels quite cheap to me. but it also depends on personal taste. if you need good keys my advice is go and try a few in a store before buying.

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Re: Controller with nicest keys

getting a roli seaboard rise 25 for christmas... lately I'm digging deeply into modulations in my sound design, so the seaboard's MPE (multidimensional polyphonic expression) standard attracts me hugely, also it's fully supported by bitwig, which I'm totally fond of in a while!

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Old 12-19-2016, 05:09 PM   #17
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Studiologic for good piano keys.

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