Fair warning: I am not a musician, I am an electrical engineer. I bought this keyboard to control a set of chimes (tubular bells) I am building for a friend, so I just needed something basic. I was expecting just the basics, too. But boy was I in for a pleasant surprise!
Naturally, all the basic functions work exactly as you'd expect. But this model has a number of extra dials and sliders, ALL of which are remappable! The default settings are quite reasonable, but being able to remap them to anything you want is really convenient, and unexpected at this price point.
From a more technical perspective, it adheres to the MIDI spec perfectly, and implements a number of optional features I didn't expect. Changing programs and channels is easy once you figure out which knob does what (or remap them to what makes sense to you!).
PROS: - WAY more features than I expected.
- Fantastic price.
- Highly configurable.
- It just works! Plug and play on both USB and old-school MIDI jack with no drivers.
CONS: - A few lower keys won't report 100% velocity no matter how hard/fast you h...