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Item #: 710044
Mfg #: VMK-161ORG

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Product Overview

Retro organ action on a 61-note master controller.

  • 61 keys with semi-weighted Fatar Waterfall Touch
    Retro-styled white keyboard
    Velocity and Aftertouch-sensitive
    LCD Display with Data Entry Dial
    Pitch Bend and Modulation Joystick
    30 User-Programmable presets, including presets for popular softsynths and organ emulations
    25 Programmable Knobs, Sliders and Buttons
    5 button Sequencer Transport control
    3 Programmable Pedal inputs
    2 MIDI outputs
    Built-in USB with Bus power
    Dimensions: 37-2/5" x 13-3/4" x 5-1/2"
    Weight: 23lb.
    Includes: Power Adapter, Instruction Manual
Product Details

Studiologic VMK-161 61 Key Waterfall Action Controller

The VMK-161 Org is a 61-note USB controller with semi-weighted Fatar Waterfall Touch action. Its square-front, no-lip action, in an antique off-white, emulates the feel of the world's classic electric organs. The full-featured control surface makes this a flexible modern keyboard controller with a vintage touch.

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4 out of 4 People found this review helpful

Great controller for your B3 clonewheel

By PianoMan51 from Wilmington, NC on 3/27/2010 5:35:20 PM

I wanted a controller that would mimic a B3. B3s are heavy. B3 keyboards are quite expensive. But, Apple Logic, which I use for recording, has a terrific B3 model, EVB3. I've had plenty of synths, including a k2500, that have nice organ sounds, but the keyboards never enabled the palming and glides that define playing a B3. The keyboard on the VMK-161 Organ doesn't feel exactly like a B3, but easily supports playing it like a B3. The 9 sliders, again, are not exactly like a B3, but they do let you 'play' the sliders. Lots of knobs and buttons can be programmed to control all the normal B3 settings, as well as others. Quirks to know: the CC pedal inputs take a unique potentiometer range, and you may need to purchase a Fatar volume pedal (and these pedals have major quality control issues). Next, the keyboard does have aftertouch, but it is extremely sensitive, sometimes unreliable, and not generally usable. (That's why I gave 4 out of 5 stars) So, I've had mine for two years now, and I'm happy with the purchase. Without a dedicated waterfall keyboard, B3 sounds are typically relegated to pads only. But with this keyboard and a good clonewheel B3, I can get mighty darn close to the B3 experience. Very cool.

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