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Post by simonm2515 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:52 am

could anyone suggest some keyboards with aftertouch?
I have a sh-2000, but I need something I can tour with...

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Post by smoothcriminal » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:28 am

If you mean as a controller, I rec the Alesis QS. Just don't get a QSx.2, the pitch bend wheel sucks.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:33 am

Most decent modern keyboards have aftertouch, it's just cheapies like Microkorg/Micron etc that don't.

For under $1000 you can get a second-hand V-Synth, which has the best feeling keyboard I've ever played and is a great controller. For $500 you can get a Kawai K5000W which also has a great keybed, although doesn't quite have the same amount of assignable controls as the V-Synth.

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:50 pm

Yamaha CS-50 has aftertouch, if you're looking for analog.
I bought one specifically for live use and it's awesome... presets for quick sound changes, wide and easily-seen control panel, great sound, reliable.
Plus, you'll have the added benefit of the muscles you'll get toting the thing around. :)
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Post by rhino » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:08 pm

Roland JX-10 and Korg DW-8000 are two NOT to get...the aftertouch goes out soon after you take it out of the original box.

The Ensoniq SQ-80, VFX , VFXsd, SD-1 and TS-10 all have nice poly aftertouch
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Post by nogginj » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:49 pm

Ensoniq EPS - can be found very cheap. There is one for $200 in austin and houston right now.

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Post by gs » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:28 pm

rhino wrote:Roland JX-10 and Korg DW-8000 are two NOT to get...the aftertouch goes out soon after you take it out of the original box.
In my experience, this is true of the Rolands, but definitely not the Korgs.

Before I sold my DW-8000 a few years ago, the aftertouch worked as good as day one as in its 20th year of ownership. Never even needed a key-contact cleaning. And I also had a used DSS-1 for a few years, the aftertouch was the best on any synth I've ever played, and still worked well after over 20 years.

On the other hand, My JD800, and the JX10 I used to have, had knackered aftertouch when purchased used. I think Roland aftertouch goes bad after about 3-4 years, and the aftertouch contact strip needs to be cleaned or re-graphited.
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Post by cornutt » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:07 am

Most of the '80s Roland models that had aftertouch have problems with it now. However, they got it right with the Fantom and V-Synth. The V is a treat to play and the aftertouch on mine has never had a problem.
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Re: aftertouch

Post by loungedumore » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:26 am

The Akai MPK's have channel aftertouch ...and a pretty good action too IMHO
Decently rugged for the road I would think ...only tow things suck on it ... pads for "drumming " anyway and the akai tech support who don't know much about it . lol , but seriously a good contender for a controller
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