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Nick spoke to Ian from Korg about the new velocity sensitive MicroKey 25 (49.95 GBP) and the MicroKey 61 (129.99 GBP).
Check out their website for more info
Wait - so the 25-key has a sustain button but the 37 & 61-keys don't have any means to control sustain? That doesn't make much sense. Come on Korg, add a sustain input jack already, or come out with a usb sustain pedal!
21-Mar-12 12:38 PM
sustain should be on the 49 and 61 keyboards
21-Mar-12 03:02 PM
How Micro are these? THe keys look short obviously but are they a proper width, or are they reduced by width as well?
21-Mar-12 09:46 PM
1 octave span is 14 cm, but if you can cope with the small keys these are the best small keys I've ever played.
22-Mar-12 04:35 AM
no aftertouch. Is the industry leaving aftertouch off because they don't think we want it? I know I do.
22-Mar-12 01:32 PM
I'm with Eric... I use aftertouch at least as much as the mod wheel. I can't buy a synth that doesn't have it. Back in the day, even low end gear (Yamaha SY-22, Kawai K1, etc.) made use of aftertouch. Now, only the highest end synths and workstations seem to use it. And the Blofeld keyboard (nice action on that one too!)
24-Mar-12 12:28 PM
Prototype shows plenty of display area and meter bridge