[LAD] "Open midi-keyboard"

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sun Sep 27 12:07:40 UTC 2009

Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 27, 2009 at 01:00:25PM +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> ... but a master keyboard should 
>> support custom velocity curves not only for note on velocity, but also for 
>> note off velocity, anything else seems not to be the task of a master 
>> keyboard, but a task for the controlled synth.
> Yes, and in fact the main reason why the velocity curves need
> to be provided by the keyboard is the limited resolution of 
> that paramater in the note-on/off messages.
> Ciao,

Are velocity curves for note off a standard for master keyboards? I was 
searching the web for some master keyboards, but only read the seller 
informations. Hm, they have a lot of features, arpeggiator, faders, 
dynamic pads etc.. I wonder if it's possible to manufacture a master 
keyboard in a far smaller edition than big companies do without 
exceeding the price level. Developing a master keyboard and than selling 
it as an assembly kit might reduce coasts, but there are also some 
offers on the market. Btw. a friend has one of Doepfer's first master 
keyboards and it's a bad keyboard, while later master keyboards from 
Doepfer should be good once.

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