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Re: USB / MIDI Keyboard Controllers

I'm happy with my 2 1/2 octave Edirol PCR-30.  Good keyboard and no
noticeable delay over USB (except when I tried to plug it into a USB
hub). I think the only concerns over USB delay are with Audio, not
MIDI (but I'm happy to be corrected). Pretty cheap at around $160 new
these days, so used prices should be very reasonable.

On 5/9/05, SP Goodman <spgoodman@earthlight.net> wrote:
> Greets folks,
> Since my beloved Juno-106 is in storage and I've begun a phase of
> composition that will soon require keyboard as opposed to guitar/querty
> input, I will be soon in the market for a MIDI keyboard controller.  Or 
> I?
> A scan of eBay shows a variety of MIDI and USB/MIDI keyboards, a few of
> which are intriguing-looking (example being the Roland PC-180), but given
> the comments people on this list have made regarding USB delays I 
>thought I
> should ask before jumping in.
> What I want in a keyboard controller:
> * MIDI / Soundfont controllability
> * Compatibility with packages like Cakewalk and Fruity Loops
> * Velocity-sensing
> * Pitch-bend/Controller stick/wheel
> * Full-size keys (not like the minis Yamaha made)
> * Used (and therefore cheaper)
> * Small footprint (two octaves?)
> Of course the last item isn't manditory but it would be nice.
> Recommendations offlist if you think it's not appropriate.  Thanks!
> Stephen Goodman
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Art Simon