Hot on the heels of my popular Spline Curve expression data idea , I did have another idea for Steinberg/Yamaha.
Recently, Nektar announced support for Cubase with their Panorama line of keyboard controllers :
Evidently, according to actual users, not just the marketing hype, their integration with Reason is superb. There’s no reason (not pun intended) to believe that the integration with Cubase will be any less so.
However, I emailed the company asking if there would be an 88 key, graded, hammer action version coming and Niels said no. Only an 88 key version with plastic, weighted keys would be offered in the future. Argh…
So, my idea :
It seems to me that this is a no brainer - an 88 key, graded, hammer, action controller keyboard (Yamaha already has perfected these), with numerous faders, controllers and knobs, maybe even a transport/jog shuttle wheel, drums pads (ala the Nektar) and tight integration with Cubase.