- is there a Mac version of he touch curve editor in the make ?
- can you, or can you not easily and secure place a laptop on the (curved) surface,
Well, I expect this depends on the construction and size of the laptop. If the laptop has small rubber feet it should sit snuggly on top. If not, a sheet of rubber or foam will do the job. As for size, the top surface is 24 cm deep, which should be sufficient for most laptops:
Where else do your SW Piano's come from.
A desktop computer, perhaps?
- is there already a suggested retail pricing for the European marked available ?
I'm aware of an approximate figure, but do not know if this will be the final price. My recommendation would be to contact Kawai Europe.
Still I hope an average 15" laptop will fit easily on top - that's the only thing I worry about reading about the curved surface.
While the top surface is not perfectly flat, as you can probably see in the video/pictures that have been posted, it's hardly rounded like an SV-1.
On the foto the small notebook finds it place, but there are plenty of bigger laptops around...
The computer shown in the teaser images was an 11" laptop, not a netbook (it certainly wasn't my little old Dell...). Yes, there are bigger laptops, but as noted above, the 24" depth should be sufficient.
perhaps Kawai can make an anti-slip accessoire with roughly a laptop footprint, that you can lay on top of the VPC. Doesn't have to cost the world- just foam or rubber like material .
Nice idea, but to be honest, it'd probably be easier and cheaper for the consumer to simply buy an anti-slip rubber/foam matt themselves from a hardware store. I recently purchased a pack of rubber/foam feet to stick to the underside of my pre-amps, preventing them from slipping around when placed on top of my Nord. Cost me 100 yen - problem solved.
Oh...after seeing the pics on Kraft and remembering the endless discussions (Slight over exaggeration...?) about a good music paper rest for the mp10 I'm a bit surprised to see the same old music stand design again on th VPC ? Why not the nice translucent music stand that comes with the es7 additional accessories ?!
The VPC1 uses the same music rest as the MPs models. The ES7 music rest is a different design/size.
Beats me - forgot to listen ?
In the five years or so that I've been a member of PianoWorld, I recall seeing two posts on this 'problem' - one of which concluded with the original poster simply using a piece of A3-sized art board (again regularly available from the $1/100 yen store) to support his individually photocopied sheets of paper from flopping over. Moreover, as the image I posted above (with the printed score) demonstrates, this is a non-issue when using proper (i.e. purchased) score books.
Still too many of those old paper rests in stock ;-)
Some people at Kawai like the current design too much ?
Perhaps it's not cost productive to redesign and re-engineer a music rest because of a couple of reports about individually photocopied sheets of music flopping over?
VPC design is great, a nice and functional (!) music rest completes the design.
I agree - it's rare to find a MIDI controller that includes a music rest.