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Recommendations For 61 Key MIDI Controller


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I'm looking for recommendations For 61 Key MIDI Controller with Pitch/ Mod wheels and something that feels close to the waterfall keys on an XK1 . I will usually be controlling a VOCE microB II. But occasionally other modules as well (hence the pitch/mod thing). It should be lightweight or i might as well just bring out the XK1.
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I'm not recommending this, just saying it's out there. I've never tried it. I don't know of any other waterfall controllers, most have the sound engine as well.

 

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/keyboards-midi/studiologic-vmk-161-61-key-waterfall-action-controller/710044000000000

 

Oh, it may not have pitch/mod. Sorry.

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M Audio Axiom. Waterfall keys, pitch/mod and many other knobs/faders, quite lightweight, can be found cheap 2nd hand. 49 and 61 keys. Not the best action in the world, but gets the job done.
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I used an Axiom 61 to drive my Hammond XM 2 at a rehearsal, while I was sorting out a more permanent arrangement, and it worked very well. The keys feel organ-like, nice and springy, although there is a slight lip which makes them not quite waterfall. Very lightweight and it feels quite good quality. Mine is now for sale (not trying to sell it here - only UK) because I am now using a Viscount DB3, which I prefer (as an organ controller).

 

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Few people have actually seen or used the VMK-161 Org in the wild. Someone on the Clonewheel list actually had dealt with one because he was a dealer and didn't have very good things to report about it.
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One word of warning on the Axiom M series. I broke off most of the slider knobs after second or third gig. Did not really abuse it. Very fragile. I do like the action for organ.
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Few people have actually seen or used the VMK-161 Org in the wild. Someone on the Clonewheel list actually had dealt with one because he was a dealer and didn't have very good things to report about it.
I know someone who has had two on different occasions. By accident.

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I used an Axiom 61 to drive my Hammond XM 2 at a rehearsal, while I was sorting out a more permanent arrangement, and it worked very well. The keys feel organ-like, nice and springy, although there is a slight lip which makes them not quite waterfall. Very lightweight and it feels quite good quality. Mine is now for sale (not trying to sell it here - only UK) because I am now using a Viscount DB3, which I prefer (as an organ controller).

 

Phil

 

How did you go about sanding the lip off?

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