Edirol PCR-50
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Edirol PCR-50

PCR-50, 49-Key MIDI Keyboard from Edirol in the PCR series.

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Average Score:3.1( 3.1/5 based on 18 reviews )
 5 reviews28 %
 2 reviews11 %
 4 reviews22 %
 1 user review6 %
 6 reviews33 %
Value For Money : Correct
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol PCR-50
Has everything you need for a midi keyboard. Knobs, buttons and sliders work great with Reason!

Price paid: £110

UTILIZATION

Has many functions but i have to admit i use few. Maybe because i don't need them but i found the manual a bit confusing!

OVERALL OPINION

Sterdy piece of gear. Keys have remained soft throughout usage.

I have not much experience with midi keyboards and i'm sure there are better models oout there. But i love this little thing!!

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Stréetwíze Productnz ( 3-, 2006)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol PCR-50
The only thing i would add to this keyboard is better documentation (it really does suck as far as usefulness) i might be particular and add some weighted keys but that would raise the price substantially

Price paid

200

UTILIZATION

The controllers loaded easily and showed up instantly on my mac.... the faders and knobs are a nice feature because u can control the NN-XT in reason from the knobs on the console (delay, decay etc)

the keys have such a great feel (for not being weighted).... the fluidity of midi data transfered is like ur actually playing the instrument patch ur using

OVERALL OPINION

All in all for the price and for the trusted name (edirol is part of the Roland corp) and for the durability (i beat on the keys lol) its one of the best things i have bought for midi... i have nothing but good things to say

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: papirock (January 1-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol PCR-50
At the time of purchase (mabey 2 years ago?) this thing had some of the best features available... compared to today's standards though, it's lacking in a few areas, but still the basic bread and butter and is all you really need. wish it had play, scrub, record, stop, etc. buttons though :

Price paid

$230 USD

UTILIZATION

You can use the editor (download from edirol site), or if you got reason 3, it automatically recognizes it and you don't have to do jack! the interface is a bit cryptic.

this is where i have my gripe with the pcr 50... at first i thought this thing was really good quality, it feels as if it's pretty good, but then the middle black key in the lowest octave stopped working. i took a can of air and stuck it right between the keys, dust busted it, and then it worked (sort of) a few months later, that key stoped working despite attempts to clean it.

OVERALL OPINION

I don't really care. controllers are over rated. gimme one with like 3 knobs and two sliders and a bunch of keys that work and i'm happy.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: capps (January 1-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol PCR-50
Feature complete for a MIDI keyboard. The only minor thing I wish it had was dedicated buttons for playback and transport.

Price paid

$200

UTILIZATION

Once it's configured, it's a snap to use. The initial uploading of the MIDI data to control my sequencer was fine, but reading the manual on how to customize some of the buttons was not intuitive.

OVERALL OPINION

Seeing as the small footprint and configurable knobs are something (that when I purchased this unit) were new aspects of my interaction with my sequencer, it's all love...

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: NFX ( 8-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Edirol PCR-50
Nice that you can save your settings in the form of a midi file. This is cool because you can load your settings for whichever software package you are currently using.

Price paid

$230

UTILIZATION

Pretty easy to use. Although you don't need midi maps to use the product, It would've been nice if they added the midi maps on a disk with the product. You have to go to Edirol's site to download "pre-canned" (midi) format files for different software packages such as FL, Sonic, Logic, etc.

OVERALL OPINION

All knobs, faders and keys are pretty durable. They don't feel "plastic-y".

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: Unknown (January 2-, 2003)
ULTRACID05/01/2012

ULTRACID's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unusable"

Edirol PCR-50
A priori a faultless

UTILIZATION

Connections twelve one bit confusing, but it works

OVERALL OPINION

Same for me, dead keys despite excellent storage conditions and after thorough cleaning (cleaning, Aeroclean, KF F2 on contacts etc.). But nothing to do, it keeps: more possible to make agreements, or play.
Remain the knobs, but c is too bulky for that, ultimately, a better iPad!
Ekovah02/21/2012

Ekovah's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Do not take the distance"

Edirol PCR-50
This midi keyboard is bright thanks to its numerous assignable controls: 8 knobs linear, rotary knobs 8, 9 buttons, pitch bend and numerous configuration possibilities. In short, a priori, good.
I could easily put the note of 8/10 here. Alas ...

UTILIZATION

The keys have a completely correct answer. Configuration relatively correct and documented. For use as I could give a 7/10 or 8/10. But the problem is elsewhere ...

OVERALL OPINION

Purchased in 2003, this keyboard is a wreck that will end in the trash. The problem? More than one key on two no longer work. I have always used and stored in very good condition (no dust, no moisture, covered when I did not used it). This is the chronic disease of the unit: build quality but reasonable contactors key low cost so they do not last more than a few months. It's infuriating to have to throw it away, while the shell, keys, electronics, etc. Everything is ok apart from those stupid switches ...
For comparison, I have a Roland D10 has over 25 years and still works as a young man.
Disappointed!
sphaira01/03/2012

sphaira's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Disappointing quality hardware"

Edirol PCR-50
The potentiometer and the faders and more!

UTILIZATION

The touch is light but suitable for electronic music styles.

The manual and configuration is very clear.

OVERALL OPINION

6 years

I used my DX7 synthesizer

The biggest downside of this keyboard and the loss of keys. After 5 years I have almost 10 key that does not work (despite the failure of repair).

I regret not having put a bit more in the same product range.
08/22/2011

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" junk"

Edirol PCR-50
simplicity

UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is it enjoyable? pout

Should you use? yes

Configuration gnrale Is it easy? yes

The select MIDI channels, patches is easy? not
The manual is clear and sufficient? ... No

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it? use 2 years

What is the particular feature you like best and least? Fragile!

Have you tried many other models before acqurir? not

How do you report qualitprix? it's disposable, so ....

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? Unless you are a pigeon ... no
tiblix10/07/2010

tiblix's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Eventually (End of Life)"

Edirol PCR-50
Do not litter anywhere!



UTILIZATION

For when we had no money!

OVERALL OPINION

3 years

Good news:

The controllers are only usable!

(If not the wrong box for recycling)