[LAU] Hardware: elektr piano / keyboard

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Sat Jun 28 01:02:03 EDT 2008

Problem with most cheap MIDI keyboards is that they don't have the 
"piano key" feel. They have thin, lightweight plastic keys, lacking the 
weight of a real piano keyboard. The keyboards that have real 
piano-style keys are not cheap.

Julien Claassen wrote:
> Hi Dirk!
>    Yamaha is always a good choice. I think they're all called CP-something. But 
> I think they are more expensive. For your price, I'd suggest a simple master 
> keyboard. Fatar has nice ones, but a little more expensive, for the rest, have 
> a look around. For piano sounds, try the big soundfont pianos, there were a 
> few posts lately or try one gigasample library from post musical 
> instruments/sampletekk. The PMI pianos all cost $50.00 and sound very 
> atractive. Take a look at
> www.linuxsampler.org
>    In the demo section or for example, mylast posted piece.
>    Considering your name, you're from Germany. Take a look at:
> www.thomann.de
> and
> www.musik-produktiv.de
>    A very nice catalogue, cheap prices, because they sell that much and the 
> Musik Produktiv crowd is rather helpful, if you need them.
>    Kindest regards
>          Julien

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