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Re: VPC1 opinions
Chopin is up there #2882287 08/22/19 05:27 AM
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I thought mine looked great - way nicer than the usual look of DP's with buttons, sliders etc spread around.

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Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
Could you please elaborate? I’ve never seen one in the flesh, but it always looks beautiful to me in photos.
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VPC opinions: 2. Ugly finish. Nice enclosure, but ugly finish.
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I thought mine looked great - way nicer than the usual look of DP's with buttons, sliders etc spread around.

Look is so personal. Some people still like the look of tail fins on cars.

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Must we try to normalize taste?


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I don't think we are - trying to "normalise taste" that is - but merely expressing our subjective opinions on the looks of an instrument.

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Chopin is up there #2882294 08/22/19 06:10 AM
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Unless I misread it, he thinks it looks fine - with a bad paint job? confused

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Chopin is up there #2882296 08/22/19 06:12 AM
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I think it's good looking. To me it lacks only a sliding key cover.

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
And the keyboard is nothing to rave about, it feels exactly like my CA63 which was underwhelming but it seems there are some under the hood changes that should make it more playable such as triple sensors.


Agreed. I have an MP10, which feels almost the same, but the VPC-1 is better for fast repetitions and trills.

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Chopin is up there #2882324 08/22/19 07:49 AM
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Well, I'll be holding out for the Ravenworks Studio Model II VPC-1. Just waiting for money to be no object... which should be any day now. I got me some lottery tickets.

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Originally Posted by Tyrone Slothrop
Originally Posted by Bobby Simons
Could you please elaborate? I’ve never seen one in the flesh, but it always looks beautiful to me in photos.
Originally Posted by MacMacMac
VPC opinions: 2. Ugly finish. Nice enclosure, but ugly finish.
Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
I thought mine looked great - way nicer than the usual look of DP's with buttons, sliders etc spread around.

Look is so personal. Some people still like the look of tail fins on cars.

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Must we try to normalize taste?


Just GIMMEE THAT CAR! You can then normalise anything you want . . . .


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Chopin is up there #2882366 08/22/19 10:56 AM
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How many of you were conceived in the back seat of one of those cars? smile

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Chopin is up there #2883967 08/27/19 07:29 AM
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Hello everyone!

My VPC1 is finally arriving this Thursday. So you can expect a Thursday evening setup picture and quick review as soon as I prod it off my neighbor's hands and get it up to the 2nd floor. smile


Currently: Kawai VPC1 + NI Noire / Keyscape

Previously: Yamaha DGX630, Yamaha P45, Studiologic SL990 Pro, Kawai ES110
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Hope you have someone to help carry the thing - it’s no light weight wink

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Chopin is up there #2884922 08/29/19 02:38 PM
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And here it is, finally!

Setup picture:

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First impressions: beautiful instrument. Substantial weight to the keys, but a lot of expressiveness and somewhat of a beauty in its simplicity. Plug and play via USB. The pedal unit is not as bad as advertised, in my opinion, but to be seen!


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Chopin is up there #2884945 08/29/19 03:59 PM
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Looks very inviting - congrats smile

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Chopin is up there #2884954 08/29/19 04:32 PM
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Oh amazing ^_^

I'm glad people are getting these VPC's, it's a very good DP ^^

BTW how do you deal with the pedals sliding back when being pressed during a piece? I placed a cardboard box behind it, so it's leaning against the wall.

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Chopin is up there #2884990 08/29/19 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chopin is up there
And here it is, finally!

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Very clean setup, congrats!

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Chopin Acolyte #2884991 08/29/19 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Chopin Acolyte
BTW how do you deal with the pedals sliding back when being pressed during a piece?


I believe some owners have applied extra rubberised non-slip material to the underside of the pedal unit.

This would be effective on a wooden floor, as in Chopin is up there's setup above, however I'm not sure about carpeted flooring.

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Chopin is up there #2884999 08/29/19 08:13 PM
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I have an MP11SE on an Omega stand also. To stop the pedals moving back, I do one of two things. I string a piece of cable or string attached to the legs and running behind the pedal unit. A bit like a sling. Works if you have this type of stand, as the legs put the pedal about the right distance from the keybed.
Alternatively, I sometime use a sub woofer with my speakers, so I place it in the middle behind the pedal unit. The pedals have a lip on the base plate allowing the cable to not be jammed between the pedal unit and the sub. Works for me!

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Kawai James #2885032 08/30/19 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Morten Olsson
Looks very inviting - congrats smile


Thank you smile

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Oh amazing ^_^

I'm glad people are getting these VPC's, it's a very good DP ^^

BTW how do you deal with the pedals sliding back when being pressed during a piece? I placed a cardboard box behind it, so it's leaning against the wall.


It's really fantastic and I hope it encourages Kawai and the market to make more no-frills controllers in the next years.

I have no such issue on my wooden floor -- it takes a lot of strength to move it. The pedal unit has rubber pads on the bottom which hold strong. My floor is even varnished!

I'm a toe pedaller so I use my ankle to leverage which means I don't do much horizontal force but I still did the test. What I would do is buy a cheap rubber mat and put it under, to add grip. Alternatively, a wooden box or something solid that doesn't clash with the setup. It's even a bonus -- you can rest your legs when you're not pedalling.

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And here it is, finally!



Very clean setup, congrats!

James
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Thank you, James! The IKEA Bekant 140 cm x 60 cm desk base works beautifully and even comes with a cable management net -- the rubber feet on the VPC1 are slightly thinner than the support bars and they grip amazingly well to the metal with the considerable weight of the instrument.

It plays amazingly well, there's an unmatched degree of control compared to any other keyboards I've had. It's really a tactile joy and I was just noodling around mindlessly for about 2 hours yesterday. smile

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Chopin is up there #2990724 06/12/20 07:35 PM
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Hi Chopin - my 1st post here!

I've recently purchases a VPC1, and inspired by your stand setup !

Originally Posted by Chopin is up there
Thank you, James! The IKEA Bekant 140 cm x 60 cm desk base works beautifully and even comes with a cable management net -- the rubber feet on the VPC1 are slightly thinner than the support bars and they grip amazingly well to the metal with the considerable weight of the instrument.


I have couple questions, if that's OK ?

> IKEA Bekant Underframe size - is there much overhang at the back? the ikea dimensions indicate it's potentially flush ~42cm, but they also suggest it's 60cm (which I'm not sure if that's the desk min).

> Foot size, is this the same depth dimensions ~42 as the underframe.

Ideally I'm looking to put the unit as close to the wall as possible, and would greatly appreciate any advice (or pics) that you maybe willing to share ?

Thanks in advance smile

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Chopin is up there #2990743 06/12/20 08:03 PM
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@dcaspira: I wouldn't hold out much hope for a response from ChopinIsUpThere. The post from August last year that you replied to was his last.

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