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Affordable Key Controller with Arpeggiator - 61 keys plus?

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:31 pm
by Andrew.
I think I've settled on grabbing one of Roland's boutique series modules (JU-06), and now I'm looking for a cheap key controller that has a built in arpeggiator.

My criteria: I don't want to spend more than $120-180 and it has to have a built in arpeggiator.

I've seen several that do this (Arturia Keystep being one of them), but most all of them are like 32 keys or less. The ones I've seen that DO have at least 61 keys and a built in arpeggiator are $500 and up.

Am I out of luck? Or is there something out there that I'm missing?

Re: Affordable Key Controller with Arpeggiator - 61 keys plu

Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:47 pm
by meatballfulton
Mfrs have to leave something out to keep prices down and arpeggiators are actually somewhat uncommon in controller keyboards.

Look into used keyboards...many of the Akai MPK series have arpeggiators and new ones are out of your budget. The Yamaha KX61 from 2007 has an arpeggiator. Don't overlook cheap used synthesizers with arpeggiators although under $180 and 61 keys will be a stretch.

Good luck.

Re: Affordable Key Controller with Arpeggiator - 61 keys plu

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:58 pm
by zmd
you might find a used yamaha DJX for that! Cool arp, decent keys and a surprising sound source

Re: Affordable Key Controller with Arpeggiator - 61 keys plu

Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:36 am
by Ncapone
The Novation Impulse 61 is good for that, I use it with my JP-08s and it works very well. Worth the cost.