Both have advantages and disadvantages. After four years of steady use, it still responds nicely to severe thrashing or delicate playing. This month there is a further update to the article Choosing a Turntable 2 – Road to Rega , with more news on the hum problem. RobertB Max Output Level: But even without the plug-ins and recording software, I feel the AS represents good value for money.

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This month I’ve added a short article, Understanding Watts in Audiofor anyone who wants a better understanding of power a–500s in audio. Essentials Only Full Version.

This is a 4-octave keyboard 49 keys of standard size in good order. Yes, it is velocity sensitive, and has aftertouch. Because the LED window is only three characters long, it can only give a very xakewalk display of anything other than numbers. Currently, the only reasonably-priced solution with aftertouch, is the AS.

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Our members also liked: For connectivity, it availing oneself of a USB 2. Write a user review Ask for a user review. One or two of probably the most frequently used functions are close at hand.

This month there is a further update to the article Choosing a Turntable 2 – Road to Regawith more news on the hum problem. In the past I have experimented with various velocity curves on different keyboards but have always found the factory preset to be as good a setting as any, and the same is true for the AS. If you like sculpting sounds by altering synthesizer parameters the extra knobs and sliders will come in useful. Roland XP60 Battery Replacement. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.


Good job Roland, you’ve released a controller identical to the Alesis Q49, CME M-Key, M-Audio Keystation 49, and countless products that were discontinued due to lack of interest in non-descript recycled garbage.

A-500 S – For those of us that just want GOOD KEYS, are they good and have aftertouch?

The manual is clear and ncessaire because some keyboard layouts are not reflected Fawn intuitive a combination of buttons to change mode, then press the keys on the keyboard.

I never have seen more confusion about this feature than with this product. Thanks for the reply, Cakewak. The buttons and dial are also dual function, with some functions being accessed by pressing buttons in a certain series.

However, if your main focus is playing and recording preset instrumental sounds, then a greater number of keys is probably going to be more important than an abundance of controls.

A quick scan of controller keyboards on the Internet shows that for a given price you can either have a keyboard with a few keys and many controls knobs, sliders, ckewalk, pads etc.


When the day comes, I’ll replace it with an A, no questions asked.

Forums Posts Latest Czkewalk. RobertB Max Output Level: This month’s article, Choosing a Turntablecan helps you make the right choice. When connected to a computer, having the Advanced Driver switch off forces the keyboard to use the computer’s own driver Windows XP only.

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Log in Become a member. Request a new review. The AS falls into the latter category. See May News for details.

And because they’re new to the market they can charge double for them! Fort Worth, Texas Status: A relaxing Smooth Jazz CD. This is vital to me. The X-Board’s are excellent, and I want nothing less from a new keyboard.

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