MIDI controller advice


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Hi All

I have a couple of boards, Casio Privia with 88 weighted keys and a Nord Eletro 6D 73 keys. Love them both but they're heavy to carry around for a quick jam session.

I am thinking it would be nice to have a no frills MIDI controller to take out with my MacBook DAW or iPad.

61 keys, lightweight, either fully weighted or semi-weighted keys. The important things would be light (like 25 pounds) but solid construction and great key bed. Price too, of course, not looking to spend what it would cost to get a full featured great keyboard.

I don't think I need lots of bells, whistles, built-in sounds, anything like that.

Greatly appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks

Bob
 
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NI Komplete S61 is semi weighted.

It is not semi weighted but the Roland A800 otherwise fits the requirements.

Also consider a Yamaha P121 which is a DP with onboard sounds speakers etc and 73 keys with hammer action
 
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I have a couple of boards, Casio Privia with 88 weighted keys and a Nord Eletro 6D 73 keys...I am thinking it would be nice to have a no frills MIDI controller to take out with my MacBook DAW or iPad...either fully weighted or semi-weighted keys. The important things would be light (like 25 pounds)...not looking to spend what it would cost to get a full featured great keyboard.
Why not just use one of the two keyboards you already have? They are already only in the 25 lb range, and the spend goes down to zero. MIDI controller features may be minimal, but so are the controller features on some "no fills" models. In what way do these fall short of what you need?
 
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Why not just use one of the two keyboards you already have? They are already only in the 25 lb range, and the spend goes down to zero. MIDI controller features may be minimal, but so are the controller features on some "no fills" models. In what way do these fall short of what you need?
Thanks Scott. Good points. They both seem like a big deal to pack up and take out. So something even smaller, lighter, weighted would be better than the semi-weighted keys of the Nord (the lighter board of my two). But you may be right, depending on what else is out there, might just stick with those.
 
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M-Audio Code 61. Controls galore, semi-weighted keyboard and 11 pounds. Has 9 sliders for your drawbars for organ, dials, pads and an abundance of other controllers. Just purchased one about 2 months ago. Does the job nicely.

 
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