Carey M wrote:Since I'll be using the DX as a controller too, anybody know if there any differences between the DX7 and DX7II keyboards? I remember reading somewhere that the original couldn't output full velocity values (0-127)... There are plenty of DX7s available, but if the II-version has a better keybed, I think I'll wait and get one of those instead (the layering is obviously a big plus too).
i think it's 1 to 100 for velocity. also, if i remember middle c on the dx7 is an octave off from that of other manufacturers.
fwiw, i strongly suggest going for the SY77 instead since they cost the same amount now; when the SY77 came out they were insanely expensive. i used a dx7IIFD w/E! since i was in elementary school, it's still at my parents' house. many fond memories with that keyboard, also the first keyboard i used as a MIDI controller.