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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby Dave B » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:41 pm

Bad. It's a compromise that Elf and I both dislike, but for opposing reasons. Both of us like the extra length of a 76 (and 88) note keyboard. The Elf also loves synth action keybeds and is happy to use an 88 note synth action controller. I think that you should either have synth action or fully weighted keys and there are precious few 76note weighted keyboards out there.

So, for me, the PC4-7 is a step backwards. For The Elf, it's a wasted opportunity. But I'm guessing that sales figures would have us in a minority...
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:43 pm

Both! I hate weighted keys. Most pianists hate non-(or semi-)weighted.
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Re: So it turns out the thread has nothing to do with digital outputs after all

Postby Eddy Deegan » Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:23 am

The Elf wrote:Both! I hate weighted keys. Most pianists hate non-(or semi-)weighted.

I'm surprisingly unfussed and quite like non-weighted / semi-weighted keys if I'm not trying to play a piano part on them although I have to take pains to avoid smudging due to the lighter action.

My pet hate is a bad weighted board but a good one is lovely!
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby blinddrew » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:49 am

I find a weighted keyboard leads to fewer duff notes for me.
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby The Elf » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:16 pm

blinddrew wrote:I find a weighted keyboard leads to fewer duff notes for me.
And for me it's the complete opposite! :headbang:

Plus I can add no subtlety to string parts, for example. It's like trying to play a violin with boxing gloves on.
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby N i g e l » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:30 pm

Boxing gloves make no difference to my violin playing
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby Agharta » Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:41 pm

N i g e l wrote:Boxing gloves make no difference to my violin playing
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If your playing is that bad make sure that you also wear a head guard when busking to protect your noggin. :)
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby blinddrew » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:13 pm

All the above is true for me too!
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Re: Why would Kurzweil have moved 'forward' by removing digital outputs on their keyboards?

Postby blinddrew » Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:16 pm

The Elf wrote:
blinddrew wrote:I find a weighted keyboard leads to fewer duff notes for me.
And for me it's the complete opposite! :headbang:

Plus I can add no subtlety to string parts, for example. It's like trying to play a violin with boxing gloves on.
I think what's happening here is that we are starting from different places! :D
The extra resistance from a weighted keyboard means that my accidental brushes and double keying have slightly less chance to make it to the sensor bed as i try and desperately adjust.
Subtlety on a keyboard is a foreign land to me.
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