Now that I know I don’t have any gigs for at least two more months… I’m thinking about ripping the band-aids off and selling my keyboards to go full MIDI controller only. I love the sounds out of my PC88, but I haven’t gone audio out of that board in over two years, and everything I do is soft synth through Cantabile. So knowing I could go to a keyboard at half the weight with all new keys and clean action is pretty enticing. Something about going MIDI-only feels hard for me to swallow, though-- like the idea that I could always just fall back on the good onboard piano if I needed to?
Anyone go this route and go back? Do you keep audio out in your back pocket just in case? Or since I’ve converted everything to soft synths already, do I bow down to my new laptop overlord and make the 200 lb slab someone else’s problem?