Re: [AH] Question: Doepfer Keyboard or Axiom?

From optix
Sent Sun, Apr 13th 2008, 04:37

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Thanks David!  Someone else said that the Doepfer A-100CVGK only
offered 3 CVs but, heck that's all I need!  So why buy a cheesy midi-board
and then worry about all the midi converters required to make it talk to
a big analog system?

The Axiom (or emu Xboard) + 2 more Doepfer A-190's would cost way
over $700. The Encore Expressionist midi rack costs another $500...

I'm going with the Doepfer dedicated analog keyboard controller as soon
as Mr. Moohlah and/or the euro-dollar exchange rate improves.

Heck, what mortal can afford the alternative.. "Continuum" controller at
$5000 a pop!

Doepfer even sells the keyboard controller as 2 octave PC board DYI
kits for $100!

I think with only two (2) responses so far in the AH, it shows either apathy
or a lack of knowledge or interest in this issue? Where are all the eurorack
Moog and MOTM experts out there? Come on folks, what do you use
use to get pitch+velocity+aftertouch? Newbies need some help out here!

Thanks & cheers, -GP

At 7:13 PM -0700 4/12/08, David <----->  wrote:
>I have to say that I got an Axiom and sold it.  I thought the 
>keyboard action was better in the store, but it turned out to be 
>very chunky in practice.  the controls, wheels (love 'em!), all else 
>is very cool.  but the keyboard action itself wasn't right to my 
>touch.
>
><mailto:redacted@example.com>redacted@example.com wrote:
>
>>I'm seeking some advice regarding which is the best keyboard
>>controller to acquire for use with a big Doepfer modular in the
>>'under $600' category...
>>
>>a. The new Doepfer A-100 CV/Gate keyboard, with the 3 CV
>>outs for pitch, velocity and aftertouch. (about $550+shipping)
>>
>>or,
>>
>>b.  The Axiom 49 or 60 midi controller with a midi interface like the
>>A-190 MCVS
>>
>>?? What I don't understand is how the midi keyboard controller can
>>be assigned to anything more than one analog control parameter?
>>So, as attractive all those Axiom knobs and pads are.. how can it
>>be used with a big modular? ..with a bunch more A-190's?
>>
>>Thanks.
>>GP
>>
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