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Keystation88 keypress anomaly. Have to press a bit before it triggers.

I just bought a Keystation88. I've set it up with the ableton live you also get.
Before this, I've used different types of keyboards, and also a macbook. (It broke, so I am using an old windows computer).

When I hit the keys, I have to get a bit down, before it starts registering. Is this per design, and I am just used to other stuff? Or something that sounds weird.

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  • Hey JacobGP1991,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Keystation 88 does not use synth action keys like the models with fewer keys. This keyboard uses semi-weighted keys to simulate the key action of a real piano. It is possible that you might just need to adjust to the action of this keybed.

    We can verify whether your Keystation is sending MIDI data to your computer with MIDI monitoring software. A MIDI monitor will show you all the incoming data from any MIDI controllers or MIDI interfaces that you have connected to your computer.

    For testing MIDI devices on PC:
    Download MIDI-OX

    This video will get you set up quickly for MIDI input monitoring in MIDI-OX:
    Monitoring MIDI Input with MIDI-OX

    For testing MIDI devices on Mac:
    Download snoize: MIDI Monitor

    Select the Keystation as a MIDI input source in the monitor and send some data with its keys. If you see data appear in the input monitor window and it corresponds to the data you're inputting, it sounds like its working properly.

    Try it and let me know if something's amiss!
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