Yeah I knew that
I was looking at the Prokeys 88, but I can't find many reviews, and one I did find was about a load of problems people have been having recently with the keys.
M-Audio Pro which is Hammer action, but from reviews, no weighted hammer action like a real piano:
Ive also seen one by Fatar, but its only Semi-Weighted:
This ones more expensive, but its the full Hammer action which I have heard some good things about
One with loads of controllers is a must, because I'd love to be able to switch instruments, change sliders on the fly
I got around to playing on my mates M-Audio keyboard though, which was a little 25 key tool, called the Oxygen 8, and was really dissapointed by how it felt and played, but I don't think it has any weighting at all to make it feel like a real piano.
But do I really need 88 keys? Well, with my old keyboard, it has around 60 keys, and even then, I hate having to press Transpose to get the final set of notes on each end.
One thing I have been wondering though, is wheather I need Hammer, or if I need Semi-Weighted.
I've heard semi-weighted is better for electronic type sounds, and hammers better for natural sounds, and I'm kind of going for both.
I do find I get more inspiration sitting by a real piano, so, having one feeling like one, may help.
What do you think of those demos though. Amazing huh?
Hmm....Fatar keyboards don't seem to have USB out, so without an extra £60 item, I won't get USB input, as my sound card doesn't provide MIDI anymore, though my older Creative sound card did