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#2018627 - 01/21/13 09:07 PM Bought the Roland A88  
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I decided to go ahead and grab the A88 for my Jupiter today. One thing for sure... It's really damn long. Looks like solid build quality though.

Last edited by Hideki Matsui; 01/21/13 09:07 PM.

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#2018632 - 01/21/13 09:18 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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No VPC love?


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#2018635 - 01/21/13 09:22 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Kawai James]  
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I want the VPC too. Just for a different setup. I bought the A88 because I'm lazy and like the fact that it is optimized for the Jupiiter. I need controllers for the Jupiter setup.

Last edited by Hideki Matsui; 01/21/13 09:22 PM.

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#2018643 - 01/21/13 09:39 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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...is the correct answer. wink


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#2018702 - 01/21/13 11:54 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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You'll like it Bruce ...action is ok ...but as a controller its excellent.


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#2018734 - 01/22/13 01:26 AM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Dr Popper]  
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Originally Posted by Dr Popper
You'll like it Bruce ...action is ok ...but as a controller its excellent.


Been messing around with it and am quite pleased. Nice integration with the Jupiter and good ergonomics for a controller. Keybed is pretty good although not a pianists dream by any stretch. Very good for covering a variety of duties though.


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#2019266 - 01/22/13 07:35 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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#2019288 - 01/22/13 08:30 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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#2019372 - 01/22/13 11:09 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Kawai James]  
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
"Captain's log..."


Destination... Planet Jupiter.


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#2019378 - 01/22/13 11:18 PM Re: Bought the Roland A88 [Re: Hideki Matsui]  
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