8 controllers for velocity, tone, etc........ U can control Pro Tools (only stop, start, rewind, and FF) or a sequencer through it.
Price paid: $529.99 USD
A TANK! It looks like its off a space ship. It came from NM and the box took quite a beating. However the unit was fine. I HIGHLY suggest this Midi Controller. The keys feel like I'm playing a grand piano, and it comes with a sustain pedal, usb cord, ac cord, software drivers, and instr. manual
I'm NEVER selling this controller!
Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: bhardman ( 8-, 2005)
-Master keyboard 88 keys (Hammer-Action)
-Port USB and midi out, Firewire Audio Expansion
-Touch of UF8 is good, but as usual, it's a personal matter (as for me I am very picky, being a classical pianist, and "home studio") I will compare to UF8 of other keyboards.
The UF8 completely overwrites the Keystation Pro and is below the motif es 8 or S90.
Before me the store was located a RD 300 SX and I thought that was close to touching the UF8.
To test the keyboard, I play all styles (classical, jazz, variety) in general, all keyboards are doing not too bad for styles such as: the variety and jazz, but a bit sharper as Chopin Etudes, some keyboards (I should say a lot) do not coup.L 'UF8 is doing no worse than another against a more technical directory. So for the mad speed and other techniques at the keyboard, you should see your account.
Ma-general configuration is simple, I use a Motif ES Rack, and I did not need to open the manual. (I feel like I have a Motif ES 8 in red )
-As for the MIDI function, they are just as easy. Everything falls under the eyes and fingers, there is press and it works! Program change, transpose, MIDI channel, volume track and 16 tracks, velocity / Curve with 4 positions (very useful depending on the chosen instrument)
-The manual is available in French and English, clear and suffisant.La machine itself and easily accessible.
I use it for ten days and everything goes fine. This keyboard seems very sturdy, and I did undergo some tests playing at full strength to challenge his concluding résistance.Teste Keystation unlike when I heard the springs that moved after a game a little too excited! velocity that is not really what I was playing (I do not spit on the Keystation, MIDI functions are also very good, and some people get a fair deal. (It's just a personal opinion)
-What j'aprécis most about this keyboard is the ease of use, and I just regret that he did not Graded Hammer.A about, I phoned home Arbiter France to get advice before my purchase, I hesitated between the Fatar VKM 188 which is Graded Hammer and UF8. The person I had in my phone urged the UF8, telling me that the answer to velocity was better than the Fatar, Arbiter, however, provided the two scrub!.
-Mount models tested before the purchase was Keystation, P120, S90, Edirol PCRM (in order to achieve the same result with a different configuration, more or less) either:
Keyboard 88 "Graded" Hammer with midi controller, pitch bend and modulation
The price-quality ratio is excellent € 529 for a keyboard hit heavy with all the functions needed twelve o'clock (do the comparisons with competitors, or what it takes to achieve the same result)
-I would do the purchase without any problems and I have not bought on a whim, I tried other configurations to achieve my final goal: 88 keys hammer + midi controllers.
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SampleHunter's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I was looking for a keyboard to touch heavy (more sensual and accurate in my opinion that the keyboard organ), and some midi controllers to control effects and VST instruments.
I use the MIDI OUT connector, not USB, it is not well supported by my PC (with the famous VIA KT133 !!!!). Too bad, because the controls for Cubase sequencer machines do not work with Midi output.
Touch is really good, far ahead of the M-Audio Keystation (for the same price), much closer to what is proposed yamaha or roland in touch heavy for three times the price (P90, RD300sx etc ...) . Touch is really a success.
The controllers are sufficient, it is regrettable centering knobs is very convenient for PAN but much less for the rest.
There is no software to reprogram the assignment of MIDI controllers, but it's not really a problem with the "Learn" function that offers all the effects and virtual instruments now.
French manual! sisi!
To quibble, I would have preferred more sober colors, a lower weight (20 kg beast!), A smaller footprint. But hey, I use it for 5 days and I'm really not disappointed, the finish is very good, very far from the usual plastic in this price range, the controllers are numerous, a real sustain pedal is delivered and that requiring a transformer. The aftertouch is good triggers, and there are many options that make this keyboard an excellent master keyboard.
The strengths of this keyboard are touch and the price, there is nothing seen in competition opportunity for even twice the price. I put 10 for the price.
A must try ...