A relatively painless couple of hours invested with the editor will see your entire soft studio mapped and the mix of rotary and slider controls is ideal for making their virtual look-alikes come alive. The pads can operate as buttons or velocity pads, and LED indicators identify which of the two modes is selected. Plenty of control options. There’s even a crossfader. Image 1 of 2 The keyboard’s styling borrows from classic Roland synths. They’re just too small to hit in a hurry and too unyielding to play with accurate velocities.
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The pads can operate as buttons or velocity pads, and LED indicators identify which of the two modes is selected. Cons Drum pads are too small. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Getting those sliders into the party is a breeze ;cr-500 to the cross-platform editing software, which lets you map any controller value to any physical control. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. It’s a damn sight easier than editing on the keyboard itself, which requires careful controlker of that three-figure display.
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This pro-quality controller is hard to knock. Keyboard controller featuring 49 velocity-sensitive keys, with aftertouch High-quality keyboard mechanism in a durable, stable body 50 fully pxr-500 controls 18 velocity pads to use as drum triggers DJ style cross-fader “Dynamic Mapping” allows the PCR to automatically assign its physical controls to the most important parameters e.
Any new MIDI surface these days had best have its share of not just bells but whistles too. With all connectors housed on a side panel, the rear panel of the keyboard is free of connectors, allowing for the placement of a computer display, ASCII keyboard, mouse keybkard mouse pad, or laptop computer behind the keyboard.
Nine longer-throw sliders can control eight track-faders, in addition to a master fader, or function as organ drawbars.
Convenient location of connections on side panel. Further pro touches on this controller include the excellent heavy-sprung action on the full-sized aftertouch keyboard.
See any errors on this page? A DJ style cross-fader allows for controlling two parameters at the same time, and can be used to control synthesizer filters, etc. The is the mid-range model; there’s a two-and-a-half octave smaller model below and a five octave above.
The PCR from Edirol is a key, velocity sensitive keyboard controller, that features fifty different assignable controllers. The larger two models are wrapped in a casing so heavy and chunky you’ll swear they’ve accidentally left a synth in there too. No Keyboagd Available Update Location close.
Be the first to review this item. Eighteen velocity pads provide a perfect way for playing drums and triggering sampler phrases. Plenty of control options.
Roland Edirol Pcr-500 USB Midi Keyboard Controller 49 Keys
Besides the change in keys all three machines are identical with the same nine big-throw sliders, nine dials and 18 velocity-sensitive pads. Image 1 of 2 The keyboard’s styling borrows from classic Roland synths.
Just look at them: A relatively painless couple of hours invested with the editor will see your entire soft studio mapped and the mix of rotary and slider controls is ideal for making controkler virtual look-alikes come alive.
Switching setups for different soft synths for example is a breeze with a dedicated button and a dial to spin. It’s a shame then, that the drum pads don’t deliver.
And let’s not forget that crossfader controller – a sideways-mounted slider that will appeal, obviously, to DJs. They’re just too small to hit in a hurry and too unyielding to play with accurate velocities. The range of velocity curves and tried-and-tested, ripped-offa-Roland feel make this a pleasure to play, while the ability to split the keyboard and trigger different sounds with different zones makes it an ideal live all-in-one.
Edirol PCR review | MusicRadar
However, as basic triggers they’re fine though keyboadd as buttons for switching through screensets, turning off mutes, loop modes and so on, they’re both numerous and welcome.
Fortunately, Edirol’s latest, the PCR, has both in spades. There’s even a crossfader. The build is excellent – easily showing up flimsier fare from less experienced manufacturers – and the wedge profile says ‘pro’ in the understated way we love.