I didn’t see a dedicated thread for this controller line, so I just created one
In my quest for the best midi controller for my setup, the Arturia Keylab MK2 is the next one up (61 key version). Mine should arrive this Friday, so I’ll post an update on how it goes.
The midi controllers I’ve tested so far are:
Novation Launchkey 61
Great lightweight controller (esp for the price). The feel of the keybed was simply too different from the keybeds on my synths. When I switched between them, I realized it wasn’t something I was getting used to.
Novation 61 SL MK3
Really great controller. The keybed felt nice, and it has oodles of features. I realized with the DT as my main sequencer, I wouldn’t leverage that part of the SL much. When I could not get the transport controls to work in my setup how I liked, I decided to keep looking.
Arturia Keylab 61 MK2 (black)
Hopefully 3rd times a charm. It will be here soon, so I’ll find out
My thinking on the Arturia is that I want programmable sliders/knobs, and a good keybed - this seems where Arturia spent a good share of their product budget.
I don’t plan on moving it around, so heavier is just fine.
I fretted about the white or black edition, because the white model may work better in low light situations due to the buttons being more visible. However, all my current setup is black, so I ended up going for that. It’s just a bit cooler I guess
if anyone has a keylab and wants to comment on it, please feel free.