It has up to 1500 samples, recorded with 16 dynamic levels. In my opinion, most people only discover what this keyboard really is after they start using it. Even the level of the sustain pedal and hammer release elements that help define the character of the piano can be individually controlled. However, this cannot be compared to a real piano simply because it does not feel like one. If you are very organized, this should be an incentive to you. In addition, the piano can be instantly transposed into any key. Combis can have both an upper and lower split.
In addition, the keys on the controller also feel nice and do not feel cheaply made. Fortunately, The M-Audio Keystation 88 falls in the two categories. Layered combinations, or Pads, add a second instrument that sounds along with the piano. It does not have speakers, overwhelming presets, and the bells and whistles that bloat other equipment out there. An improved limiter offers enhanced dynamic control.
The Free Two-Day Shipping icon will appear next to the items that typically arrive in two days. So be ready to sacrifice desk space before buying this piece. Therefore, if you are a beginner or a professional with substantial experience in digital music, you will find this is suitable for your purpose. Solo sounds include flute, clarinet, acoustic guitar, etc. The high-frequency damping and room size parameters can add just the right ambience to your performance. This is because it comes with just the right number of features that you will keep to get your creative juices flowing. Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 provides every composer, pianist, and musician the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with the breathtaking realism of this truly world-class grand piano.
The result is some 1500 sample recordings, with 16 dynamic levels captured and preserved for every key. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 also adds a new robust reverb section. Although this should go in the cons section, I feel you should know about this so that you can decide if this is what you want to grapple with after buying it. Split Combinations, or Combis, introduce a second sound—or even a third—played in a specified range of keys. Ensemble Extras As the name implies, there is more to Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 than piano. In addition, when buying this unit you should also consider your desk space. For a more portable option, you can check out the.
Still, more detail about the library presets and controls would be useful. Our flagship piano instrument is not just any piano. Setting a lower split adds a bass sound--such as bass guitar--playing below the piano. Many users made a point that there is a lot of clicky-clacky sound when operating this keyboard. Full Specifications General Publisher Publisher web site Release Date March 01, 2015 Date Added April 03, 2015 Version 2. Keyboard Feel The reason most users like this keyboard is that the M-Audio designed the keyboard nicely. Combis can have both an upper and lower split.
Bass knob will adjust the volume of the bass layer. An improved limiter offers enhanced dynamic control. Personal Touch Even with all this painstaking attention to accuracy, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 provides plenty of opportunities to customize the sound to match the project--or your taste. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 also adds a new robust reverb section. You can see that it is long equipment that requires some sort of storage space before it can be used in your music production.
Best of all, Eighty Eight Ensemble comes with over 100 professionally programmed sounds to get you started. Split Combinations, or Combis, introduce a second sound--or even a third--played in a specified range of keys. The result is some 1500 sample recordings, with 16 dynamic levels captured and preserved for every key. However, it is not too heavy for its size. Moreover, there will not be any spaghetti wire clutter around your studio. It is the largest of the Keystation 88 series.
And because the keys are semi-weighted, they seem to be applicable for a general usage such as pads, piano and the likes. For the player, hearing the output from a speaker or headphones will never match the real piano feel and, when scrutinised in isolation, the limitations of the sampling process start to reveal themselves, but I suspect that most people will hardly notice during normal use, and certainly not by the time it is recorded. The processing is simply implemented; you can't change the listening perspective, for example, but at least simplicity makes for fast adjustments. Setting an upper split adds a solo accompaniment instrument playing above the piano. . The velocity response can be set to make the most of your keyboard and playing style.