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NeON, MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controller from ESI.

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ESI NeON tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: ESI
  • Model: NeON
  • Category: MIDI + Audio Keyboard Controllers
  • Added in our database on: 04/20/2005

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ESI NeON user reviews

Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 2 reviews50 %
 1 user review25 %
 1 user review25 %
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Dark Vibes05/19/2005

Dark Vibes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

I bought this keyboard because I wanted an "all in one" not too expensive, and good quality audio, to run the VSTi in Cubase, with its nickel + connect an Access Virus B as input e audio and MIDI connection.

Connections of bte:

- 2 line level inputs Jack 6.35 mm
- 1 Mic / 1 between Hi-Z instrument jack 6.35
- 2 Audio outputs, Jack 6.35
- One headphone Stro, Jack 6.35
- 1 between pedals
- Between a power supply
- 1 USB ... 1.1, I think.

All connectors are Jack Plate Or

At Controller:

- 3 wheels: a pitch bend, a modulation, and a horizontal wheel that can affect things diffrent (gnial)
- 2 + button in October and October - to transpose the keyboard steals
- 2 + button SEL and SEL - dfile to preset values ​​on o VSTi
- 16 snaps (numriques values, select assignable ...)
- 8 potentiomtres finished
- 8 endless toothed wheels (gnial)

Sound Card ESI stamp inside, so crystal clear. (I had an ESI Waveterminal 192X before, and all the same: top)

Why 9 / 10 then? Well, for four reasons:

- No external power book (no glop, but good for the price ...)
- USB cable really too short for comfortable use (not glop, but good for the price ...)
- Screen with only tiny segments-September 3 (no glop, but good for the price ...)
- Headphone jack and volume knob corresponding to the rear, not practical at all (not glop, but uh ... not good glop -> Ergonomics regrettable error)

Otherwise excellent collection's outdoor appearance, very solid, and pretty color.


The touch keyboard is simply fantastic for the price. It's like a synth 10,000 bales. It's perfect my use ... Any fawn, it is understood that a 25-key keyboard can not be used too to Chopin. So I use it for Trance, it is top-marmoset.

Gnrale configuration is very simple. You install the CD, Plugge on the keyboard, everything is recognized .. . Be careful, because under Windows 2000, it blew up the OS (reboot when connecting USB). The bte WXP seems compatible only. No need to install Service Pack priori.

The manual sucks. Roughly a dozen pages filled a hurry, the one reading does absolutely no understanding of how the keyboard assignments Controller ... In short, a disaster, but for once, even when I put 10/10, because this keyboard is a bomb. The DIFFERENT VSTi I've experienced great rpondent tampering of the Controller.


I bought this keyboard last Sunday.

what j'apprcie the most?
- The touch of the keyboard (heavyweight)
- The reliability and the relative "heaviness" of the machine compactness despite a very practical
- The quality of the sound card
- Latency ridiculous (1.5 ms)
- The original of certain Controller (horizontal wheel, wheels notched endless ...)
- Drivers super stable (as usual, ESI), and software bundle light but sufficient
- Gold Plated Connectors (for the price!)

I blame him?
- knob headphone volume and the rear (that Balaud)
- Manuel le
- No external power supply book
- 25 keys may be a little fair to really play a tight range on a Młoda

I do not really "essayquot; to other models, but with j'hsitais Ozonic before finally look for neon. Ozonic Certainly the more control, a joystick , 37 keys, is 24/96, and FW, with a large bright blue screen, but even when rated 2 times the price of neon for an audio quality is probably similar to the Sometimes (I especially m'intressais latency and ct "punchy" sound card, and frankly, in these areas, it seems to me difficult to do "much" better than the Neon .. .).

The ratio Q / P is simply outstanding. OK, it's a brand Coren, but frankly, we are left with one thing the appearance and rendering audio "high end" for a price drisoire ... It remains to see what will its use in the harsh, but priori, it's solid.

At sound card, I pass in five years by ISIS (no comment), a Hoontech (yuck), an ESI Waveterminal 192X (his gnial, copy of neon), and a MOTU 828 Mk2 (the Rolls, but oversized for my current needs, and frankly, not much more impressive for rendering audio in Cubase VST)

It is obvious that the choice I would do for the same budget. If I wanted to put twice as much, I probably would have taken the Ozonic, but in its price range of 200/250 euros, neon has virtually no competition srieuse.

I would put my mind when I day "poussquot; a little more bte: B virus between MIDI and audio, and control of multiple tracks in Cubase SX ... But I do not think that the final opinion is as good as the tests relate to future proof the development of a sound card and convertos, and in this field, ESI adjacent proven, at least with me (see Waveterminal 192X).
Manu le bleu09/10/2005

Manu le bleu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

3 devices in 1: Keyboard-Controller MIDI, ASIO sound card, USB-MIDI converter
for a competitive price (200 euros).


The device has a big default: if an expander is connected to the MIDI OUT, orders and Instrument Select Bank Select do not work (confirmed by ESI)!!
I tried it on a desktop PC and two laptops: the sound is excellent with fixed, but horribly grsille with laptops (I was effectv confirm the problem with laptops).
Besides a, touch is good. The wheels allow the rgler prcisment Controller (but are not good for the sweep of the min max).
The programming keys are of poor quality.


I did not notice because of the problem of selective instrument.
It is probably better to put a little more and have something that works.

Goemon737's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

I was looking for a keyboard + matre audio beginners to start the 2006 computer music, the shop where I only had all of this model and knew nothing about the time I bought the l.
Many have t CHARACTERISTICS Describes the notices prcedents is why I'll just say that I liked ii and so I dplu in this keyboard.


Goodies: Compatible with all sequencers, driver pltot stable. 10 programmable buttons, even the fool can be of service quality, the feel of notes: strong trs!

The least (attention y'en a lot ^ ^): Software simplifies the extreme (2 faders for the two outputs, one for ... 2 between ...),
Difficult to configure the controls noon (no software support, but especially when you touch a control to "assign Ctrl." Numro of the controller does not even appear on screen keyboard! Interest you have the memory!)
Sliders virtually unusable and so their journey is long.
The "10 programmable buttons" that are random image button when pressed.


In short, everything to say that this keyboard is not bad in itself, far from the but for price, and benefits, There are better (Alesis Photon X25).

phonoid's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Several assignable knobs for tweaking sounds aisment


Synthe pretty nice touch
config debutant TRESTR simple
Manual light


I have the last 5 years very happy because super portable and works without power supply

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