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Weighted Keys vs. Non-Weighted Keys...?


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Hi Federico, yes, I've spent some time with the Nano and the action seems to respond rather quickly, but unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to try it with a sound source attached to it. So please take this first impression with a few grains of salt. :)

 

 

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Hi Federico, yes, I've spent some time with the Nano and the action seems to respond rather quickly, but unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to try it with a sound source attached to it. So please take this first impression with a few grains of salt. :)

 

 

Thanks Marino for this incredible fast answer. That's good, I'll try the Nano as soon as possible, I'm in search for a heavy yet responsive action.

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With all the interest in the Nano, how can it still not be available in the U.S.? This is going on what, two years now? :confused:

 

On a related note, has anyone ever seen the Numa (white or black) in a U.S. store?

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Well, the Nano has only reached Italian stores last month, so I guess it was delayed worldwide.

 

That said, Fatar/Studiologic has a bad history of USA distributors. I hope this time they will be able to get their act together.

 

 

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The VMK-161 Plus Organ looks schweet, but I've got this particular BUMA about having a '76'; gotta have room to move...

 

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my Yamaha CP-33 is pretty dang light for fully weighted 88 keys.

buy something else to stick on top for the sliders,knobs,etc.

(Edirol PCR-800 is ok, but a little too cheap-ish).

Best musical control AND cost this way...

 

 

Steve -

 

That's a good combination: lightweight 88, with a full MIDI controller on top.

 

The PCR-800 has been reliable, for me. Cheap-ish ? I've got mixed feelings on that. The buttons, knobs, and sliders feel durable; it's the extremely light shell that's often a pain (organ glisses sometimes cause the keyboard to gliss, as well; time for creative Velcro use, I suppose.).

The Akai MPK controllers I checked out at NAMM were a different breed: high quality construction all around, and a dense, hefty build. Definitely worth checking out. I'd have had an MPK pre-ordered yesterday if there was an MPK76 model.

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.......Last year I bought a Studiologic VMK-176 plus, which has served me well since. The touch is a bit light, but very progressive, with a continuous control of dynamics that I like a lot. Still, I like my action a bit stiffer than that. Plus, it does not have MIDI zones for splits and layers! .......

 

Marino -

 

With the light touch of the VMK-176, do you find it workable for the non-piano stuff - organ, synth, etc. ? I can work around the lack of zones, as I can set those up, if needed, in my Receptor, or via Mainstage. But having the front panel controls, plus 76 keys, would be great.

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Always thought it stood for "Bug Up My Ass"... Funny.

 

Bug up my... makes more sense. But when you wrote it, I had no idea what it meant - even though my father was a Major in the USMC (and wouldn't let me forget it).

 

So I Googled it.

 

Matter of fact, there used to be a smart-alec guy 'round here who would always exclaim, "Google is your friend".

 

Whatever happened to him? I wanted to let him know that the words stick in my head to this day and... I don't Bing.

 

Oh... Hi Sven. :wave:

 

 

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Edit: This response is for Allan

 

Well, yes - one of the things that I like in VMK is the fact that it allows me to play piano-style for hours without getting tired *and* without losing dynamic precision. It's light enough for non-piano work, for my hands at least. Perfect for EPs.

 

Of course, I find that the VMK action just happens to fit my playing very well. Needless to say, try to play one before you commit to a purchase. It has no velocity curves, so if you don't like its response, you're stuck.

 

 

 

 

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http://www.fatar.com/Studiologic/images/numanano2.jpg

Numa Nano Specifications

 

I tried the numa nano through a laptop at NAMM. Sounded great.

 

Their booth was unmanned every time I went back there so I couldn't ask them when it might come to the US. Pretty frustrating!!

 

 

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OK, I've played the Nano again for a while, and I can be a bit more specific. The response is nice and firm, the rebounce quick, and the overall feel very good. A few things I'm not crazy about are a rather short throw of the key (like in recent Roland DPs), and the fact that the keys, once at the bottom of their travel, push your fingers back up just *a bit* too much. Nothing too off-putting, but noticeable.

 

And now, they've announced the "Numa Piano"...!! :freak:

 

 

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