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Prophet XL as a midi keyboard

Prophet XL as a midi keyboard
« on: October 18, 2020, 09:11:52 AM »
Id appreciate knowing peoples experience of using the XL as a midi keyboard, specifically when used with piano sample libraries (and similar libraries that allow expressive playing).  I was planning on getting a Prophet X at some point in the future, but wondered if the XL would have the dual benefit of being usable as a midi controller as well.

I appreciate that the XL does not have a fully-weighted keyboard, so Id assume it does not have the feel of an authentic piano keyboard.

There are no music stores near me that would stock an XL so I am not in the position of getting hands-on with one.

Re: Prophet XL as a midi keyboard
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 07:31:36 PM »
You may find this thread helpful.,3036.0.html
Discussion of the keybed begins in earnest on page 2.

If you are a good keyboard player and this is a hobby, no problem, you will be able to adjust to the keybed. Personally, I would not base a decision to purchase a Prophet X / XL as a controller for piano samples.

Re: Prophet XL as a midi keyboard
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 08:32:38 AM »
Thanks For the link.  Some useful information here.  I think Ill go for the standard X model when I get mine from what Ive read.