I'm looking to get a new USB keyboard. Price isn't really something I'm too worried about. It just needs to have certain qualities.
1) 61 keys
2) My current one is Nektar Impact GX61 and it has a dead key. Well, it works most of the time. So, I'm looking for something a bit more sturdy.
3) It needs to have sliders and knobs for easy bindings for orchestral music stuff.
4) Can't be super wide. 300mm is way too much cos I have to fit it on my desk.
5) Bend and Mod wheels definitely on the side of the keys. On top is so awkward, I can't imagine why some companies do that.
I've been wondering about the M-Audio Oxygen 61 Mk4
But I also have bad experiences with M-Audio stuff. But other than that, it seems to fit the bill. I don't mind the pads there, but can't imagine using them much, because they feel so lame. I mostly play drums with the keys.
So far, I've only used pretty flimsy ones. Acorn and Line6. Super cheap.
What are your USB Keyboard experiences? Any recommendations?