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

From Andrew Scheidler
Sent Thu, Apr 17th 2008, 15:19

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I am currently building a PAIA midi>cv converter.  My plan is to use it with
my WaveStation so I should have:  Keyboard, Pitch bend, Mod wheel, Velocity,
Aftertouch and Expression pedal.  Hopefully I can also use the XAxis and
YAxis of the joystick as well  :)

Drew

On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 10:37 PM, <redacted@example.com> wrote:

> 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
> > >
> > >
> > --
> > David Bartz
> >
> >
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