This is a no nonsense unit of fairly rugged construction. The 37 note keyboard goes from F to F which is ideal. As a church organist I am used to playing with both hands close together unlike piano players who spread themselves on the keyboard. I am using it to trigger Garittan sounds of orchestral instruments into Windows 7, 64 bit. There were no problems with the installation, I just had to tick the right box under tools / preferences in the Aria player. There is a tiny delay due to latency but not enough to interfere with playing. The touch sensitivity could be better, I have to hammer the piano sounds but as I mainly use organ it is not a problem for me. The only controls are the up / down octave buttons which give at least 2 up and 2 down. Lack of any midi channel buttons is a nuisance but for the price this is an excellent unit.
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Cheap but good looking
The Garagekey keyboard is ok for the price. It does the basic stuff, send Midi notes (with velocity). It does not have any features - just the keys and octave UP/DOWN buttons. It looks good. However, the build is cheap. On mine the first key from the left was bit downward.
I used it with Windows 7 and had no problems with the drivers. A bit annoying was that you have to reconnect it everytime you start your computer.
Overall, for the price it is a good buy. I recommended it. It does all the basic stuff with velocity. However, if you need serious piano play find something else.
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