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Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby The Elf » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:57 pm

For an upcoming project I need a cheap 'n' dirty poly AT keyboard. Mains power, MIDI out and minimum five octave of full-sized keys a must. Ideally non-weighted/synth action.

Nothing fancy needed. Any tips for something that's OK for the job and plentiful enough to be easily picked up secondhand?
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby Wonks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:58 pm

You used "nothing fancy' and 'poly aftertouch' together. I wish you luck.
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby Folderol » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:14 pm

I did wonder about that myself, but thought maybe I was just out of touch {pun not intended}
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby BillB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:03 pm

Hmmm. Somewhere on this forum, we have listed, or linked to a list, of Poly AT Keyboards, but I can’t just find it. Perhaps someone can track it down.

Shooting from the hip though, I would have thought a GEM S2, S3 or Equinox is likely to be the cheapest route to Poly AT keys. After that, some of the Ensoniq models (SQ80, VFX, etc). All of these seem to be being recognised as something a bit special though, so increasingly hard to come by. Good luck, Elf!
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby BillB » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:20 pm

Found the link
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/electro ... tures.html

Think I was wrong about the Equinox :headbang:
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby desmond » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:13 pm

Here's stuff tagged with Polyphonic Aftertouch on muzines:
http://www.muzines.co.uk/gear/tags/10

(which broadly covers the list posted in GS above...)
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby The Elf » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:43 pm

Wonks wrote:You used "nothing fancy' and 'poly aftertouch' together. I wish you luck.
I suppose the likes of an old Ensoniq is what I'm thinking of - I used to have an EPS with Poly AT - humble, but I could do with it now!
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby The Elf » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:45 pm

desmond wrote:Here's stuff tagged with Polyphonic Aftertouch on muzines:
http://www.muzines.co.uk/gear/tags/10

(which broadly covers the list posted in GS above...)
Perfect - thanks!
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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby The Elf » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:06 pm

Got missen a lovely 'for a song' example of the Elka MK76 after a tip-off by BillB. Thanks, mate! :clap: :thumbup:

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Re: Tip for a Poly-Aftertouch Keyboard

Postby BillB » Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Yeah, baby :bouncy:

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