in this forum I read a lot about bad keyboard-actions, bad controllers, etc.
Since I build keyboards on customer request maybe it’s worth starting a collection of ideas how a perfect cantabile masterkeyboard could look like.
At the moment I’m very busy preparing a German music fare (not sure if it will happen cause of Coronoa though). So I can’t build something very quick. But the experience shows that planing takes time too.
So I’d like you to list the features you need on a controller-keyboard and also what you would pay for it.
I’m able to integrate almost any kind of controller: Encoders, pots, displays, LED(-rings), faders, buttons, drawbars, etc. The only thing I can not include are drum-pads. But since there are very cheap and very good midi controllers out there for that purpose (Akai LPD8 f.e.) there might not be a need for it for the controller keyboard.
I’m registered at FATAR. So I’d take the TP/9S or the TP/8S as base. Key-count? It depends on you. There are several options from 49 to 76 keys.
Please have in mind when you post your suggestions: The more controllers are included the more expensive it will get. So think twice if you really need something or if it’s just nice to have.
I’m happy to hear your ideas!