Time has come to replace my old Roland A-33 76 key MIDI keyboard with something I can use to control Cubase and VST synths with.
I initially wanted a 88 key controller since I don’t like the idea of removing an octave from the controller I already have and get a 61 key controller (and since nobody seems to make 76 keys controllers - unless they are hideously expensive), but in my price range, it either leaves me with the Akai MPK 88 or losing an octave.
Yeah I know I can get cheaper controllers, but I want something flashy with a backlit display and all.
Anyho, there’s a much broader range in the 61 key department, so I’ve nailed it down to (I think) the M-Audio Axiom Pro 61, the Axiom 61 2nd generation, the Roland A-800PRO or the Novation Impulse 61.
Personally I like the Axiom Pro 61 best, judged solely on how it looks, but I need something that is easy to map to Cubase and VST synths, so any opinion is most welcome.