New Arturia keylab

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BMoore
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Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:42 pm

SJ_Digriz wrote:
BMoore wrote:It's a hollow case with midi buttons.
And as a former owner of a small Arturia keyboard, the quality isn't great.
It's $200 less than the hollow case with MIDI buttons and flashing lights on the NI. What's your point?
What's the point of comparing it to NI?
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SJ_Digriz
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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:43 pm

BMoore wrote:
SJ_Digriz wrote:
BMoore wrote:It's a hollow case with midi buttons.
And as a former owner of a small Arturia keyboard, the quality isn't great.
It's $200 less than the hollow case with MIDI buttons and flashing lights on the NI. What's your point?
What's the point of comparing it to NI?
Because one of the people in the thread has one and asked for a comparison.
The trick is to realize there is no spoon. That's when you'll know you have been truly swindled.

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BMoore
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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:47 pm

SJ_Digriz wrote:
BMoore wrote:
SJ_Digriz wrote:
BMoore wrote:It's a hollow case with midi buttons.
And as a former owner of a small Arturia keyboard, the quality isn't great.
It's $200 less than the hollow case with MIDI buttons and flashing lights on the NI. What's your point?
What's the point of comparing it to NI?
Because one of the people in the thread has one and asked for a comparison.
But as you probably know, that wasn't me.
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Bandaide
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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:37 pm

Jim Y wrote:I don't see how it's designed for soft synth control.
The layout of your Keylab will match the controls you see in Analog Lab. (i.e. You tell Analog Lab what controller you have and it adjusts the GUI accordingly.)

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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:16 pm

BMoore wrote: But as you probably know, that wasn't me.
I didn't say it was. You asked why I compared. I simply asked why you thought it was overpriced. Your answer didn't make any sense as it describes every controller keyboard on the market. From cheap to expensive. If you don't like the keylabs, I'm ok with that. Although, the new ones are significantly better from many perspectives. Including the keybed, the knobs, the mod and pitch wheel and the customizability as an actual controller keyboard (i.e you can set split points and midi channel without being hooked to software). So it can actually be used as a stand alone midi controller.

But I'm not sure what exactly you are getting from the thread.
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Bandaide
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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:38 pm

SJ, how are the mkii's built? My 88 is built like a tank, with actual wood and metal, and I'd love to see Arturia trickle some of that down to the mkii 49 and 61s.

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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:41 pm

Bandaide wrote:SJ, how are the mkii's built? My 88 is built like a tank, with actual wood and metal, and I'd love to see Arturia trickle some of that down to the mkii 49 and 61s.
I'm not sure how to answer that. I played an 88 briefly. Although the 61 is more substantial, it won't hold up to the heft of a weighted keyboard setup. So, IMO the 61 would likely hold up to gigging (but I have no data for that as I just got mine a few weeks ago and haven't gigged with it), I doubt it is on the same level as the 88s.
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BMoore
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Re: New Arturia keylab

Post Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:21 pm

SJ_Digriz wrote:
BMoore wrote: But as you probably know, that wasn't me.
I didn't say it was. You asked why I compared. I simply asked why you thought it was overpriced. Your answer didn't make any sense as it describes every controller keyboard on the market. From cheap to expensive. If you don't like the keylabs, I'm ok with that. Although, the new ones are significantly better from many perspectives. Including the keybed, the knobs, the mod and pitch wheel and the customizability as an actual controller keyboard (i.e you can set split points and midi channel without being hooked to software). So it can actually be used as a stand alone midi controller.

But I'm not sure what exactly you are getting from the thread.
It's pretty simple. It's an expensive piece of midi keyboard that does nothing out of the usual. And knowing Arturia hardware, it's questionable quality.
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