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Edirol PCR Series Midi-Controllers – Now at lower prices!

Published: Fri June 15, 2007  News Feed

The new Edirol PCR series keyboards (PCR-300, PCR-500 and PCR-800) are now available on Dolphin Music for lower new prices!

You will save £30 if you purchase the Edirol PCR-300 (now £139, SRP £169) or the PCR-500 (now £169, SRP £199) and save £50 purchasing the PCR-800 (£199, SRP £249).

Now that personal-computing technology has reached blazing-fast speeds, the desktop recording studio is de rigueur for many musicians. And with laptop computers quickly catching up in the speed derby to their desktop counterparts, a notebook recording setup is within nearly everyone’s reach. When combined with today’s powerful digital audio workstation (DAW) software and software synthesizers (soft synths), a computer offers mega music production capabilities with a minimal footprint. However, you usually can’t go it with just the computer hardware alone—you still need a piano-type keyboard to play a softsynth, and it really helps to have some hardware faders and buttons to add some hands-on humanity to the computer music-making experience. Edirol has been a longtime leader in creating tools that aid desktop and mobile music creation, and their latest controller offerings—the PCR-300, PCR-500, and PCR-800 MIDI Keyboard Controllers—provide a multitude of features for working in the modern studio, all at a very affordable price.

50 x Assignable Controllers

The new PCR Series offers all the controls of previous models, but with the addition of even more controls that allow players to maximize the playability and operability of their MIDI hardware and software.

Assignable Controls & 18 x Velocity Pads

The new PCR Series has all the existing controls of the previous range, but adds exciting new features, such as velocity pads — perfect for playing drums and triggering sampler phrases. These precision pads can operate as buttons or velocity pads, and the handy LED indicators identify which of the two modes is selected.

Unique Crossfader & Long-Throw Sliders

The new Crossfader allows control of two parameters at the same time, and can be used to control synthesizer filters, DJ gestures and more. The new longer-throw sliders can control eight track faders and one master fader, or function as organ drawbars.

High-Quality Keyboards with Aftertouch

The new ultra-sensitive keyboards provide a wider dynamic range under the player’s fingertips, while new aftertouch sensors allow the keyboardist to play more expressively. Smooth key action, keys shaped for comfortable glissando playing, silent operation, and stable key mounting all contribute to the enhanced playability of these keyboards.

Intelligent “Dynamic Mapping” and Editor Software

Dynamic Mapping allows the PCR to automatically assign its physical controls to the most important parameters (e.g. in the current window of the software being used). Fifteen user memory locations are provided for storing your favorite setups. When using software that’s not compatible with Dynamic Mapping, you can manually configure the Control Map settings from the PCR itself or the included PCR Editor Software (Mac or Win).

Side Panel Connections for Streamlined Routing

The rear panel of the keyboard is free of connections so that you can easily have a computer display (e.g. LCD monitor), ASCII keyboard, mouse & mouse pad, or laptop computer behind the keyboard — in the ideal position for use. This is especially beneficial for educational users in classrooms where space is often restricted. All connections are located on the left side - USB, MIDI IN/OUT plus separate Hold and Expression pedal ports. The PCR keyboard works with USB bus power. AC adaptor not required. (The optional PSB series AC Adaptor is sold separately.) A MIDI Merge capability from the MIDI input to either the MIDI output (or to the computer via USB) is also provided, and is convenient for advanced MIDI systems.

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