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Old 2013-01-11, 01:31
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Best Control Surface for Reason with Weighted Keys

Good day everyone,

I would like to know what is the best Control surface/Keyword Controller I can get nowadays with weighted keys if any. If weighted keys are not an option, then what would be good for the $$$?

Please advise.
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Old 2013-01-11, 01:57
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Good day everyone,

I would like to know what is the best Control surface/Keyword Controller I can get nowadays with weighted keys if any. If weighted keys are not an option, then what would be good for the $$$?

Please advise.
If Reason is your primary DAW (or only DAW), then Nektar's Panorama P4 (49 keys) or P6 (61 keys) is the only controller you should consider at this point. Its Reason and Rack Extension integration is unrivaled. That said, even if you use another DAW part of the time, the Panoramas will work great with them.

They just announced official Cubase support, as well.

Nektar Panorama

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Panorama's keyboard action uses weights to offset the otherwise increasing tension you would experience from the spring. This means the down movement is as clean as possible and not heavy or fatiguing to play. We keep the down weight required within the heavy end of common standards for acoustic pianos. In addition, the dynamic range is much wider than what you experience on most controller keyboards allowing better control of both low and high velocity values. 5 velocity curves gives you choice just in case your playing style requires a different feel. Monophonic aftertouch, pitch bend and modulation wheels, plus foot switch and expression pedal jacks sets you up for performance.
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Old 2013-01-11, 02:27
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As for weighted boards, I use a Keystation pro 88. It works great for me. Its now discontinued but you can still find them around for about ~ $500. For the money you could also consider the Akai mpk88 as long as you don't intend to gig with it (75 lbs). Those are going for about $500 as well.
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Old 2013-01-11, 03:59
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I use the Akai MPK 49 which has semi weighted key's. Lots of features and I'm happy outside I wish I had a full 88 key keyboard. It is fairly heavy for 49 keys though so if you're using outside of home use it could be an issue.
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Try This baby!

http://www.nektartech.com/Panorama-P6-Press-Release
 

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