It seems we have a broad range of MIDI controller users here.
Obvious: we use C3 as VST host and automation manager, so we play keys using controllers.
I heard some guys not satisfied by stuck notes.
“Stuck” means some keys starting a MIDI ON when pressed and not producing MIDI OFF when released.
It can happen if you play too fast or too wild.
It happens to me with tree controllers I own: and old Roland A something (it is in the cellar, not anymore used also because of that); an old M-Audio Oxygen 61, first series, and a new Arturia Keylab 61 mkII.
It never happens to me if I use my Yamaha Montage7: since I use C3 I had 6 gigs, and this seems now very clear.
So I must say that my Yamaha axe has a wonderful keyboard for my tastes.
Not hammered, dynamic enough, and never failing.
I am looking for something similar as pure MIDI controller
I have under my eyes two brands I don’t know and I never used: Icon and Nektar.
An 88 version could be nice, because with some serious VSTs also acoustic and electric pianos can be played live without any issue.
Maybe Akai or Alesis?
So I am asking to users here: do you get stuck notes with Icon8X or Nektar LX88+?
I could sell my Arturia keylab: I bought it to get live automation commands with Reaper.
It does not work well with that target in mind.
Since I use Cantabile, I decided to use Reaper only for sequencing, not for live VST hosting.
A good controller for C3 needs only to have addressable sliders and buttons, special drivers or automation with DAW are not anymore needed. Intelligence stay inside C3.
Last but not least: I cannot switch off stuck notes using C3 commands.
“Panic” button (the one with esclamation mark on top right of the page) does not work.
Thanks for your help on both matters.