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Old 02-12-2018, 04:52 AM
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Default Kawai VPC 1 with EastWest

Big-time newbie here, but I'm trying to figure out whether I can go ahead and purchase a Kawai VPC1 keyboard controller toward future use with EastWest software. I'm primarily a pianist, and VPC 1 is primarily a pianist's controller, and I'd like to go ahead and get started on that. But I'd also like to compose with orchestras and choirs someday, and I'm wondering whether the VPC 1 will be able to handle that. It doesn't have a mod wheel or a pitch bender, nor does it have a jack for an expression pedal, but I'm intending to use a breath controller for some of the expression. Will that be enough? And if not, is there some way to simulate a mod wheel while still using the VPC 1? Thanks, and forgive my ignorance.
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Theoretically ... everything is possible. For the EW libraries, you'll definitely
need the mod-wheel. A lot of the patches are directly controlled by it.
It can also be directly inputted into your DAW with the mouse, though
this is a bit annoying over time.

If I remember correctly (it's been 3-4 years), the reason I didn't get the VPC1
and instead bought the Kawai MP7, was because I didn't want the hassle of
extra peripherals.

You might want to check, if there are any (cheap) modwheel / pitchbend extensions.
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