Product Description for the StudioLogic SL88 Studio 88-Key Piano
The SL88 STUDIO extends the SL CONTROLLERS line providing the perfect combination of lightness and the all powerful features of the product line. 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 STUDIO is ready to be at the very heart of your system. All provided in a new refreshing way.
The lightness of the authentic touch
The SL88 STUDIO adopts the latest hammer action keybed technology from FATAR giving the best piano touch feeling. TP/100LR is remarkably lighter than any other. Each of the keys provides 3 contacts for superior performance. With the respect of the full weighted touch of the real piano action, the new design guarantees a very fluent and authentic feel. The results of this combination are simply amazing.
Form Follows Performance
With its compact profile, the SL88 STUDIO is an extremely portable professional controller. Thanks to a perfect integration with the TP/100LR keyboard, it weighs less then 14 kilograms. The SL88 STUDIO is stage and studio ready with a rugged full metal casing. Sculptured endcaps made of a highly resistant synthetic material help shield the 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 STUDIO 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 STUDIO 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 STUDIO 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!