"Portabilitquot, with the aim of having a mobile studio that fits in a backpack
appearance all-in-one (+ Sound Card MIDI keyboard controllers +)
Touch is enjoyable for a keyboard of this range, the dynamics often imprcise, but I'm not a pianist, then a does not matter. In contrast, controllers and pitch modulation are binary, which puzzles me a keyboard that also offers many potentiomtres Control.
the configuration is simple, the instructions for trsdtaille regarding the installation
the use of controllers is obscure assignments or incomprhensible
the manual patch is in English and trs wrong.
has been a month since I try
I like the little cot sturdy low profile all the buttons
I do not like the lack of a true pitch
qualitprix the report if one is honorable Whereas all the features of the machine
I do not know if I would do this choice, we'll see you later
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spiritronic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
The big problem with this keyboard (qd very convenient for a mobile studio ...) is the pitch bend
and modulation passing from 0 to 127 levels ... without the binary IS C. ..
Or have you had the head in the design phase?
It is wrong to make fun of the world like this .... then you could put a mini tape
Touch it .... which could have affected what we wanted ....!!!!!!.????.... brief ...
The keyboard is quite successful compared to the weighting and the size of the keys ...
a good choice for a mobile studio ..... it's still the hearts .... who would have thought There's ca 10 years?
Well I installed with my laptop without problem,
that never stuck! the audio quality is good compared to many of cards ...
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linn134's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Reduces Size, USB, Varta's intgre ... Everything is good allchant!
Unfortunately there is no MIDI out on it ... So soft steering only.
It comes in a gig bag, TRS end, lightweight and not require power supply: USB power serves.
Inputs and sories CAR! it's really weird but it's even better than the mini jack.
The headphone output is also an optical SPDIF port.
The faade has 8 knobs finish the CONTRL values. Steering synths for example.
The pitch and modulation are ridiculous (as in the opinion dcris below).
A plug for volume pedals t would be desirable.
Touch is neither enjoyable nor dsagrable: it is a touch flat! keys do not sink and it was a bit like playing on a laptop keyboard. But I got used to.
Installation without any problem. on a laptop P4 / 1.7 / 1GB ram
All is well.
Prs since a month now I use it like crazy! in fact it allows me to write on my laptop, with a latency trs acceptable. I dpanne a synth when necessary: one launches a standalone virtual synth and presto!
Is the price that made me choose it: I was going to buy Korg microKONTROL, but the silent one even cheaper ... and as he sound card, I ru on!!
Dpart it to silent over 300 euros, now I pay 199 euros. Not say what the price of such quality of sound and keyboard Intgr is terrible.
The idea of having a small controller keyboard to lug around I liked the show complete with an audio interface does not hurt ...
The touch keyboard is certainly not a nice key travel halved, but this trick that allows the PCR-1 as one of the finest keyboard on the market and the only one that is truly portable I think.
I confess never to use the pots on board, however, that the keys make sense to replace the wheels are really ergonomic.
For its part, the audio interface is not super quality (background noise audible through headphones) and a clear lack of input / output format Jack (CAN, grrrr) ...
Again, the first interest of the PCR-1 is a portable hand: I slip it in a small backpack with my laptop and it is composed of nickel to tinker 5m ² in a ski resort . In addition, other keyboards (Oxygen, for example) are just 'transport', making a real difference ...
The only one that seems to me to compare or even surpass it on paper, the Behringer clone that made it even though I could not try it: what in fact the strength of the Behringer to a time when my PCR-1 seems pretty good old ...
In short, if you want a small keyboard to take anywhere, you may be more to your case about it on the toys of Akai. After that, I find it unfortunate that the product has been discontinued. I guess that Behringer is the only competing in this field ...