StudioLogic VMK188 Plus 88 Key MIDI Controller

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Studiologic’s flagship VMK-188 Plus MIDI controller features a superior quality Fatar GRAND TOUCH®  graded hammer action keyboard, and a full complement of knobs, buttons, switches, and more to give you the best available piano feel and ultimate control over your MIDI software and modules. The lightweight metal build is finished in an attractive rubberized silver. Presets are included for popular softsynths from Native Instruments, Propellerheads, MOTU and others.

    •  88 key controller that features the Fatar Grand Touch action •  Plug and Play USB with bus power •  Sustain pedal for realistic piano playing •  30 User programmable presets including 12 factory presets •  33 programmable controls in all

Specifications:

    •  88 full size keys with Fatar GRAND TOUCH® •  Velocity and Aftertouch-sensitive •  LCD Display with Data Entry Dial •  Pitch Bend and Modulation Joystick •  30 User-Programmable presets, Including 12 factory presets •  8 Programmable Knobs •  9 Programmable Sliders •  8 Programmable Buttons •  5 button Sequencer Transport control •  3 Programmable Pedal inputs •  2 midi outputs •  Built in USB with Bus power •  Dimensions: 52.3” x 13.75” x 4.75”; weight 44 lbs •  Includes sustain pedal and power adapter

Included templates:

• Apple Logic/EVP88,
• General MIDI,
• IK Sample Tank, MOTU Mach 5,
• Propellerhead Reason,
• Spectrasonics Atmosphere,
• Steinberg Cubase,
• Synthogy Ivory and Native
• Instruments Absynth, B4,
• Elektrik Piano FM7, and Pro-53.

Things You Will Get:

  • MIDI Controller
  • Power Supply
  • Footswitch
  • Gig Bag
  • Manual
Model VMK188 Plus 88 Key MIDI Controller

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5.0

Great Controller!

By The Blake

from Richmond, Va

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Portable
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Chamber Music
    • Concerts
    • Electronic Music
    • Learning
    • MIDI
    • School Bands
    • Travel

    Comments about StudioLogic VMK188 Plus 88 Key MIDI Controller:

    Hands down best action I have ever seen on any type of keyboard. Honestly this is the closest I have ever felt to a Grand Piano. Seeing as how the piano I play on a regular basis is a Steinway Grand Piano this is important to me. The action is perfectly weighted and very much so simulates the actual responsiveness of a real well weighted piano. I use this in conjunction with mainstage and reason and have had nothing but good experience with this. It powers completely off USB and I have run for a couple hours off of my laptop battery without plugging in.

    The knobs and sliders are a bit cheap and the rubber is already peeling off of my knobs but with a bit of glue that is an easy fix. The keybed is the main reason I bought this and I am very pleased with it.

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    5.0

    Sickest Action

    By Sk8rSound

    from Santa Cruz

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Awesome Action
    • Fun To Play
    • Simple to program

    Cons

    • No software programmer

    Best Uses

    • Performance
    • Studio control

    Comments about StudioLogic VMK188 Plus 88 Key MIDI Controller:

    Have it running Reason and Logic in my studio. I customized just one preset and I use it for everything. The three pedal inputs are cool, I have one pedal mapped to Record in Logic, which is nice for guitar overdubs. If you care about feel, this is:
    Best feeling keyboard ever, hands down. Get it? Hands down!

    I love what I can do with this board, but It is lame that they don't have a software editor for the presets, it would make it faster to set up and customize...

    but it's pretty simple to program onboard, and once I set it up the way I want, it's smokin.

    The Italian styling is hella tight!

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    VMK188 Plus 88 Key MIDI Controller

    The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials for one year, and defects in workmanship for ninety days.

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