It really does look like a close relative of your Nord
So what is the action like to play? Most of us have never seen one, let alone played on one. What is it like for pianistic style? [/quote]
Hahaha......... yeah, it is really and it wasn't actually intentional. I'm almost afraid to play in public now because my Guitar, and both my Nord and Vax are pretty much all the same colour red! ..... as is a pair of shoes I own, but that's a different story.
As for the Action, it's quite different than anything else I've played regularly. I come from a classical background so had previously many years on a Bosendorfer grand which is kinda what I use for my benchmarks of keyboard feel - albeit somewhat at the extreme end (both in price and quality).
The action could probably best be described as a little shallow, but very nimble and extremely responsive to play. I can actually trill on a single key far quicker on the Vax than I can on any other keyboard I've used. The Action was available in 3 different "weights". I chose the "heavy" action which was said to offer the best trade-off between a waterfall (organ), Clav, and piano keyboard. There was a heavier action again, but I wanted to use mine for Organ or Clav parts so didn't want the extra weight. Comparing its action to that of the Nord, it's a lighter weight.
For playing piano only, it's definitely doable and I'm ok with it, but I'd think a lot of people would find it a little on the light side. Having said that, I discovered the most strange of things when playing - if I close my eyes when I play and just forget about the keyboard, I can play faster and more accurately on the Vax than on my Nord, but dynamics are slightly harder to master. they keys are textured a little like Roland does on some of their RD series instruments and I really like it.
From a digital instrument standpoint, it's hands-down the easiest keyboard for me to use, but that's possibly to do with me becoming used to it and subconsciously adapting my playing style / technique to work with it's keyboard action. I often use it to play the Nord sounds and it really comes into it's own in that reguard - especially with the Clav, Organ, and EP's.
by the way, it has polyphonic after-touch, a feature that's useless on DP's, but comes into it's own when used with Synth patches that support it.
Sorry that was a little long-winded, but I'm sure you get the idea. I really just hope they bring out something with the same or very similar keyboard action, because frankly, that's what sets it apart from the other keyboards out there.......oh yeah, of course, it's foldable too.