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midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby pefjc031 » 20 Jul 2017, 22:32

Sorry if this is a question that's already been asked, but I can't seem to find anything on this subject. I recently bought a Nord Electro 5 hp, and so far it's been pretty awesome, with one caveat; I went hp because I am primarily a (very picky) piano player, and can't imagine trying to play some of the stuff I play on semi-weighted keys. Recently however, I needed to use the organ simulation for a church service, and was swiftly reminded that trying to play "Hammond-style" organ seriously on hammer action keys is not entirely easy, not to mention somewhat painful.

Switching to sw keys is not an option, I don't really play the organ seriously outside of church. As a result I am looking for a midi controller(preferably 61 keys) that has reasonably decent waterfall keys, but the only controllers I can find are diving board style and similar. Has anyone had similar experience, or have any recommendations?

Note: I have seen the Doepfer D3m pop up in a few places. Would anyone know if that is sufficient/where I can get one?
Also anything by Hammond is a little bit out of my price range, unless I can get a used one somewhere...

Thanks in advance.
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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby BuckW » 20 Jul 2017, 23:24

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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby criss » 21 Jul 2017, 09:28

Roland has MIDI controllers with excellent keybeds. You can choose one from their page. I own a A-33 (SW) and love it's keybed.
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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby pefjc031 » 21 Jul 2017, 14:58

Haha the little voice in my head says "Nord Stage 3 Compact", but the little voice in my wallet says "over my dead body." Thanks though, I'll check both of them out.
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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby BuckW » 21 Jul 2017, 17:07

I was looking into a midi controller but I'm not buying anything I can't test.

Seriously I haven't found one I like better than the Nord sw.

The dmc 122 looks interesting but none around here to check out.
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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

Postby anotherscott » 22 Jul 2017, 23:11

Roland controllers are not waterfall. That said, they can still be well suited for playing organ. Many (probably most) players do not find the waterfall shape itself to be a must.
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Re: midi controller w/ waterfall keys

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