Doepfer PK88 GH

Master Keyboard

  • Hammer action keyboard
  • 88 Keys
  • Graded hammer action keyboard (TP/40GH)
  • Specifically for the "mobile pianist"
  • USB port
  • 1 x MIDI out
  • Connection for double foot switch
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 135 x 27 x 11 cm
  • Weight: 20 kg
  • Including power adapter

Further information

Hammer Action Keys Yes
Aftertouch No
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation No
Rotary Encoder 0
Fader (Amount) 0
Pads 0
Display No
MIDI interface 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Bus-Powered No

Come up with your own creative bundle and save

If you order this product together with others as part of a bundle, you can save up to 5 % additionally!
Doepfer PK88 GH + K&M 18950 +
9 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 959 €
Gary Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX Concert + Doepfer PK88 GH +
3 more
Configure bundle now
starting from 1.049 €

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Doepfer PK88 GH
33% bought this exact product
Doepfer PK88 GH
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
885 € Add to Basket
Arturia KeyLab 88
11% bought Arturia KeyLab 88 749 €
Doepfer LMK2+ 88 GH
11% bought Doepfer LMK2+ 88 GH 1.133 €
Kawai VPC1
10% bought Kawai VPC1 1.299 €
Studiologic SL88 Studio
10% bought Studiologic SL88 Studio 399 €
Our most popular Master Keyboards (up to 88 Keys)
24 customer ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 / 5.0
  • handling
  • features
  • quality
15 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
handling
features
quality

An almost perfect product

Dorin, 20.06.2014
I was splitted between VPC1 and PK88 but in the end I preffered the last. Not only for the price, but I mostly liked the concept that after more than 20 years of continous production is about to perfection. If VPC1 would have Kawai GF grand action (instead of RM3-II) maybe I would vote vice versa. But being put into a position to choose between two compromises I voted for the Doepfer.

The look is striking, housing made of 7mm plywood which is relatively lightweight and solid. Total weight is exactly 20 kilos, most of it being the keybed itself. The all thing is extremely compact and heavy, at the limit to which a man can carry it.

Concerning the keyboard I can compare it with the former Fatar TP/10MDS (which I have it into my Korg EC510) and Roland Ivory feel G (in A88) and S (FP-80) which I both demoed a couple days before. I can say that I prefer the feeling of TP/40GH as it seems more consistent to what I am expecting as a piano surrogate; it allows me better control of the pace and dynamics of my play.

In comparison, the old TP/10 was too light to proper balance me, especialy in low registers (not being graded at all) and ivory feel G being too frictional instead of inertial. I would say Ivory feel S being somehow similar to Doepfer's.

Key travel is 11.3mm and the finishing of the keys (both black and white) not too glossy and nice to feel. The key travel up to the keys is deeper that Ivory feel G and comparable to Ivory Feel S.

Conversion to midi is extremely well done, probably the most of what 2-sensor technology can offer. I can easily obtain for each of the keys all the midi values from 0 to 127 in a very controllable and consistent way. Connected to Pianoteq it is a truly pleasure to tasle from any of the piano varieties using mostly slight fast keyboard velocity curve or just liniar.

As for cons, I can say that:
- the front edge that covers the keybed is too narrow and a too much a portion of the keys are left to be seen.
- some keys seem shorter by a submillimeter or so which is visible from aside.
- I don't know if the sponge covering lid and top of the keys is durable enough and will not crumble after years.

Later edit:
After more than 3 months of extensive use I can say this keyboard is a good rehersal tool although not an ultimate playing one. But if you've managed good tremolos on it then surely you'll get brilliant ones on any piano on earth.

The relatively fast bottoming gives good feedback, tempo wise. Being also heavy on touch you get tired fast if you don't acquire relaxed hand. So, it seems to me like ideal tool for developing and maintaining good piano technique.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
handling
features
quality

The one and only

14.01.2015
This is the best thing out there for a simplified and rugged masterkeyboard. The action is unbeatable Fatar - didn't even have to try it out before buying.

Been a happy gigger for two years now without a single problem. Using this with FATAR VFP2-15. I've never used the power source since I simply run it through USB.

Sometimes I miss a Mod Wheel and Pitch Bend but then again there's LMK2+. For me it just had too much functionality and I love the PK88's simplicity.

Simply amazing piece of equipment and definitely worth every penny.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report review
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
885 €
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Live Broadcast from our Departments
Our sales team will be happy to demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see live from our store.
Visit department
Live Broadcast from our Departments
You have almost reached our store!
1. Browser
is compatible

This service is compatible with most web browsers. Should you encounter difficulties, you might try changing to Firefox or Chrome.

2. Mikrophone
no connection

In order for our representative to be able to hear you, you must have a microphone that your browser can access.

3. Security
is compatible

During your consultation we can hear you but not see you.

Live Broadcast from our Departments
What is this?
Using our Live Video Consulting service, you can visit our departments live and have us demonstrate any piece of equipment you want to see. You are perfectly free to ask questions of our representatives or give them instructions. And don't worry: we can hear, but not see you.
How can I use it?
Live Video Consulting is available for selected products. Whenever a sales representative is available, an icon which allows you to make us of the service will appear on the product page
How does that work?
You require a PC or Mac with a microphone and an up-to-date browser. It's best to use the current version of either Chrome or Firefox. Before initiating the connection, your browser will ask your permission to access your microphone.
Possible problems
We are still in the testing phase with this system, and our representatives are still finding out how to give you the best possible experience. Therefore, it may happen that we do not understand you (please speak clearly in either German or English only), that equipment is being tried out by other customers temporarily, or that there are problems with the connection. Please do not hesitate to give us feedback whenever anything like this happens, so that we may learn from this and improve our service.
Share this product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Offers include 24% Greek VAT and are valid as long as stocks last. Shipping costs to Greece are 20 EUR, free shipping on orders above 298 EUR. Please click here for international Shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Presonus Faderport V2 Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3 Electro Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Fuzz Fender SQ Affinity Strat Pack HSS BSB the t.mix 401-USB Play Native Instruments Kompl. 12 Ult. Coll. Ed. UPG 1 Fun Generation SePar Hex LED RGBAW UV IR Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer Allen & Heath SQ SLink Airturn BT200S-2 Fun Generation USB Mix 2 Fender SQ Std Strat Special CSB IL
Recommended
Presonus Faderport V2

DAW Controller with USB 2.0 Port Touch-sensitive 100 mm motor fader (10-bit resolution, 1024 steps), Transport buttons with Start / Pause, Record, Stop, Forwards, Rewind, RTZ and Loop, Function keys, such as Bypass, Mute, Solo, Automation Touch / Write...

to the product
199 €
(2)
Recommended
Native Instruments Maschine Mikro MK3

Native Instruments Maschine Mic MK3Groove Production Studio contains USB Controller and Maschine Software;, 16 highly-sensitive back-lit pads with velocity and after-touch; Dual-Touch Smart Strip; Encoder; VST and Audio Unit Host;, built-in effects section; import of samples, REX2 files and MPC...

to the product
239 €
(1)
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Triangle Big Muff Fuzz

Effects Pedal Fuzz, Reissue of the original Version 1 Big Muffs from 1969, Creamy, violin-like sustain, Controls: Sustain, Volume, Tone, LED: Effect On / Off, Footswitch: Effect Bypass, Connections: input (6.3 mm jack), Output (6.3 mm jack), Power supply...

to the product
99 €
Recommended
Fender SQ Affinity Strat Pack HSS BSB

Electric GuitarSQ Affinity Strat Electric Guitar Body: Poplar, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, 21 Medium jumbo frets, Nut width: 40,9 mm (1.61"), Scale: 648 mm (25.5"), Pickups: HSS humbucker (bridge) and 2 single coils, 6-Saddle Vintage-Style...

to the product
299 €
Recommended
the t.mix 401-USB Play

the t.mix 401-USB Play, 4 Channel DJ Mixer with USB Player, 4 Stereo Ins (2x Phono/Line, 1x Line/USB, 1x Line/Mic), 1 Mic In (XLR) with Talkover, Headphone Out (6,3mm Stereo Jack), Master Out (RCA), Rec Out (RCA), weight: 3,85 kg,...

to the product
99 €
Recommended
Native Instruments Kompl. 12 Ult. Coll. Ed. UPG 1

Native Instruments - Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector's Edition (upgrade from Komplete Ultimate 8-12) Complete package consists of software instruments and sample libraries from Native Instruments, Contains a total of 87 instruments and effects, including Symphony Series Collection, Flesh, Emotive...

to the product
595 €
Recommended
Fun Generation SePar Hex LED RGBAW UV IR

6-in-1 LED Flat Par 5 Powerful Hexa-Colour LEDs in the colours red, green, blue, amber, white and ultraviolet, Very bright beam with compact dimensions, The flexible mounting options make it ideal for mobile DJs, entertainers and clubs, Rubber feet...

to the product
70 €
Recommended
Boss VE-500 Vocal Performer

Vocal Multi-Effects Stompbox Especially suitable for singing guitarists, Automatic adjustment of harmonies and pitch based on newly developed BOSS algorithms for gapless tracking and a natural sound, Extensive effect selection, specially adapted to vocals, Enhance section for the basic...

to the product
411 €
Recommended
Allen & Heath SQ SLink

Allen & Heath SQ SLink, audio networking option that can be fitted to an Allen & Heath SQ mixer, provides a single intelligent SLink socket with a maximum 128x128ch and 48/96kHz operation, Note: built-in SLink port and the port on...

to the product
184 €
(1)
Recommended
Airturn BT200S-2

Airturn BT200S-2; wireless foot switch MIDI-Controller, Page turner, Media- and Light-Controller wit Bluetooth 4; send MIDI Commands, MIDI Notes, Parameter Changes and Keyboard Commands; Auto-Repeat; two programmable steel switches; seven modes; two pairing Methods: open pairing for up to 8...

to the product
70 €
Recommended
Fun Generation USB Mix 2

Fun Generation USB Mix 2, 2 Channel DJ Mixer with USB Player and FX, 2 Stereo Ins (1x Phono/Line, 1x Line/USB), 1 Mic In (Jack), Headphone Out (6,3mm Stereo Jack), Master Out: RCA, weight 1,35 kg:, measurements: 207 x 206...

to the product
50 €
Recommended
Fender SQ Std Strat Special CSB IL

Fender Squier Standard Stratocaster Special IL- agathis body, maple neck, indian laurel fretboard, 22 frets, 648mm scale, standard tuners and tremolo, mint green pickguard, 3x alnico single coil pickups, 1x volume & 2x tone controls. Colour: Cherry Sunburst

to the product
271 €
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.