Product Description for the StudioLogic SL88 Grand 88-Key Piano
More than 30 years’ experience in exclusive keybeds meets an all-new, powerful, operating system. Perfect for you to control your hardware and virtual instruments. All provided in a powerful new refreshing way. Working together with musicians we have created a user interface which is perfect for quick navigation and setup, but also gives you excellent in-depth control. The SL88 GRAND is ready to be at the very heart of your system.
A Great Keyboard for a Grand Touch
The SL88 GRAND uses the best-graded hammer action keybed with Ivory Touch and wooden keys, to give you the natural feel of a well balanced grand piano. Each of the keys provides 3 contacts for superior performance. The results of this combination are simply amazing. From the slightest pianissimo up to the strongest fortissimo, the keys translate every nuance of your performance in an inspiring and truly superb way.
Form Follows Performance
With its compact profile, the SL88 GRAND is an extremely portable professional controller. Even with its high-end graded hammer action / wooden keyboard, it weighs less then 21 kilograms. The SL88 GRAND is studio and stage ready with a rugged full metal casing. Sculptured endcaps made of a highly resistant synthetic material help shield the premium TP40 wood keybed perfectly and provide a safe grip when handling and transporting.
Total Access with Total Ease
Located in the center of the instrument is a razor-sharp TFT color display. In combination with the high quality six-way controller knob, you can navigate through all SL88 GRAND functions fast and with ease: Functions such as switching through the four zones are achieved by moving the controller, and then by clicking and turning the same knob again, you can select and adjust the desired parameter. Simple, intuitive and fast! Additionally, the three pushbuttons to the right of the control knob bring you back to the top-level from any location in the system with just one push.
The SL88 GRAND offers three X/Y stick controllers, not just for performance but also for direct control and manipulation of any desired sound parameter. Stick one is spring-loaded for both X/Y directions. The typical use for this stick is pitch and modulation control. Stick 2 is spring-loaded in X direction only. Stick 3 is free in X and Y directions, ideal for panning, cross fading and parameter control. All sticks feature an elegant, aluminum control shaft which feels perfectly balanced and expressive between your fingertips.
The Magnetic Rail System
With the innovative Magnetic Rail System at the rear of the SL88 GRAND you can easily adapt a note stand or an extension plate to hold your written notes, music, laptop or tablet. It works as brilliantly easy as it looks. Just click the carriers into the backrail to match the position you need for your accessory items.
Thrilling Control, Peace of Mind
The powerful new software editor helps you to easily setup your virtual keyboard rig. Mirroring the basic functional scheme of the SL operating system, its clear and ergonomic user interface makes creating and editing Splits and Layers a quick and easy job.
Draw Your Touch
The exclusive Key-balance function offers in depth modification of the keybed. Never before has it been possible to fine-tune the keybed of a controller like this. You can easily adjust the playing balance between the white and black keys with the simple turn of a knob, or go further, and fine-tune each and every key individually on the huge key-balance screen to match your exact playing requirements!