I’ve been using my trusty Roland EM-20 for a while now for playing VST’s. The touch sensitivity on some keys is dying on me, so I’m looking for something new.
What I want seems to be a bit difficult however, so I’d like some advice.
- has to fit in 105cm max width
- minimum of 61 keys
- pitchbend/mod wheels or joystick
- Key action between keyboard and piano (not too light, but not too heavy either.)
- Midi IO
and this is the hard one:
- A good sounding piano.
There are more than enough master keyboards out there which fullfill all needs easily apart from the last one. Problem is as soon as I want a decent piano sound on it, I’m drowned in entire sound libraries containing 500+ sounds which I’ll never use anyway. To me that seems like a waste of money as I’d rather put that money in something like better durability/key action etc. I don’t want to launch Cubase to host a piano VST everytime I just like to jam a bit on my keyboard either.
I don’t care for pots/faders and all that jazz, I won’t be using anything other than the keys and pitchbend/mod.
I’ve considered buying a masterkeyboard and using that to control my current Roland through midi. If only I had the space for a second keyboard
Suggestions are very welcome, keep in mind I’d like to keep this below €600,-