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Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:00 pm
by ManFromGlass
and spill resistant!
As yesterday I knocked over an entire glass of lemonade onto a drum which then ran onto the carpet. Why not the uncarpeted part of the floor?

The good news is that it wasn’t a happy hour whiskey. :eh:

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:01 pm
by ManFromGlass
Folderol wrote:Ha!
It's variable clicky :bouncy:
Press softly and you hear the click cleanly. More enthusiastically results in a rattly sound.
a good way to test if all fingers press with the same force!
Or in my case, if both fingers do.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:35 pm
by Wonks
Show off!

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:15 pm
by Arpangel
As I thought, it’s tackier than the Korg, which looks stunning. I think I'll hold out for more Korgs.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:33 pm
by IAA
I think I'll hold out for more Korgs.
and do you know something we don’t?? I thought that was it. Most suppliers are saying that in three UK at least.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:48 pm
by Arpangel
IAA wrote:
I think I'll hold out for more Korgs.
and do you know something we don’t?? I thought that was it. Most suppliers are saying that in three UK at least.

Yes, I know, shame isn’t it, and a bit ridiculous.
May be they are making it as a bit of a PR exercise, and it’s not a money maker.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:26 pm
by IAA
It is, I was nearly there.......but missed. Ah well maybe the Behringer will get the sound, the others are pretty close according to most respected users (including some in this parish), I’d be pretty happy with that.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:20 pm
by Eddy Deegan

Arrived today, typing on it now... the clickiness is great. The feel is positive and chunky plus it has a really nice power-on sequence with a parade of animated LED light-ups in different colours that reminds me of being in an 80s amusement arcade.

I think it's brilliant. Heartily recommended if you're after that 'proper' old-school full-travel keyboard feel and are able to work in a space that doesn't have anyone within earshot! I will concede it is very loud in operation and doesn't sound dissimilar to a real typewriter (but I like that).

Doing a quick typing test my WPM increased by 8 over the laptop keyboard as well. Bonus :tongue:

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:36 pm
by Folderol
I find mine don't seem to collect crud like some others do :)

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:32 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Folderol wrote:It's here.
Yes I do use that shop when I can't find what I want anywhere else :(

Should be arriving Tuesday, it's just that the other one arrived first. I've been meaning to replace my computer keyboards for a while so the thread was timely in that regard, and having one without a numeric keypad is quite desirable too :D

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:34 pm
by blinddrew
Psst. It's supposed to be a forum about the other kind of keyboard.
Just sayin' ;)

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:52 pm
by Eddy Deegan
blinddrew wrote:Psst. It's supposed to be a forum about the other kind of keyboard.
Just sayin' ;)

Good point - and I've got a couple of those too! ;)

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:57 am
by Folderol
Talking of which, I had an unpleasant surprise with my QS300 the other day - very uneven response from aftertouch :(
Although Yoshimi doesn't use it directly, it can be MIDI-learned, so I was experimenting with routing it to filter cutoff, only with many of the keys it's virtually full on or off :(
Looks like I need to get something a bit better.

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:13 am
by Wonks
Folderol wrote:Talking of which, I had an unpleasant surprise with my QS300 the other day - very uneven response from aftertouch :(
Although Yoshimi doesn't use it directly, it can be MIDI-learned, so I was experimenting with routing it to filter cutoff, only with many of the keys it's virtually full on or off :(
Looks like I need to get something a bit better.

Have you checked the velocity curve selection? Part of the utility menu options. Bottom of Pg 188. https://europe.yamaha.com/files/downloa ... S300E1.pdf

Re: Behringer 2600

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:27 am
by Folderol
Normal velocity behaviour is fine. It's only aftertouch that's the problem, and it's not the same across all keys. It seems to be worse in the middle region of the keyboard, so I'm wondering if the pressure sensing is worn.