The recent, affordable, NKS compatible Native Instruments A series has surprisingly good key action.
Holy shit, these look pretty effing sweet!
For anyone else interested: https://www.native-i...ol-a25-a49-a61/
When using the Mini, do you end up missing the xtra keys? or do you find you get along fine once you've adjusted? (thnx by the way, this is legitimately extremely helpful)
EDIT: mmm - just realized no pitchbend or modwheel on the air (dealbreakers for me - maybe not for some tho).
A bit, yeah. Now that you've mentioned it, I can fully realize how stupid it is to be frantically changing the octaves while you're playing, ha-ha. I guess that's the sole reason I'd trade it for a new one with more keys.
Yeah I'm fine with no pitchbend or modwheel, I can't think of a time when I used those because both pitchbend and modwheel cannot be automated live or assigned to a knob in FL in any VST I tried. You can only record them into an audio file live I guess, which is not convenient.
Very strange (the missing automation for pitchbend/modwheel) - seems like those would be de facto abilities in a DAW these days. . . anyway, re: the octave thing: oh, nah man - if you've acclimated to it, all good! You're just trading off having the octaves available for something that is more compact/takes up less desk real estate/and is portable. . . two sides to every coin, right
FINAL EDIT: Ok, I somewhat knee-jerked and ordered a 49 key A-series. Thnx Nil. W/ school + work + kid on the way the Komplete Kontrol automapping for knobs + included software is extremely enticing. Plus arp + scales. Kind of checks all the boxes + some I didn't even realize I had.
Will report back here on how it works out - will see if it plays nice w/Renoise. . .
Edited by T3551ER, 06 February 2019 - 12:52 PM.