« excellent quality / price »Publié le 07/23/11 à 04:57
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61-key MIDI keyboard, 92 x 21.5 x 7.5 (cm) / Weight: 3.4kg
Self-powered via USB port but can also be powered via a 9V DC power adapter
It connects via USB but also has MIDI connectors if you prefer
it also can also add a sustain pedal (not included)
It has two knobs, one of picth and modulation, 8 sliders and 8 assignable control knobs, also assignable.
2 octave selectors: sup & inf
a data entry slider and a digital display (3 digits)
the ORIGIN 61 is compatible with windows 7 x64 and requires no drivers, it is recognized directly. It also works under OSX (but never tried)
it also comes with a CD containing among other Fruity Loops 7 .... a little old but it can always be used if you have nothing else!
short, in terms of features you'll understand that it's downright good for the price!
The key is what is most important for a keyboard and frankly it is an M-Audio Axiom (also try before you buy the ORIGIN61) ... so we have a type key synthe quite correct.
I use it to compose bass lines or batteries or play with VSTi jai ... done 5 years of piano but I am very far from mozart and my main instrument is the guitar so for my use, it is really very good (although a key piano-type is always better ... but remember that we are talking about a keyboard 100 euros/900RMB!).
the config is very simple ... you throw a VSTi, click on one parameter, "assign to Controller" ... you move a slider or knob is in memory and hop ... so nothing too complex or for very long. Then just keep the config in a.
On the keyboard itself, you can set velocity, aftertouch, volume, and other usual MIDI Channel, CC No. ... etc
I do not lay very long time, two months, but it is not my first master keyboard and since I live in Asia in recent years, javais want to see what the work "local" has to offer, and thus n 'having no budget specific in mind (just under 500 euros) I went to several stores, test the M-Audio, Cakewalk / Roland etc ... and I came across this brand (and also MIDITECH) that m 'were quite surprised ... especially considering the rates of sales!
after test ... I chose the 61 ORIGIN, and I do not regret it because the quality / price is really surprising!