I have a Kawai VPC1 and am relatively happy with it, but I do find the action is rather heavy. I like all the features otherwise, but I wonder if someone could recommend a weighted real-piano feel high quality controller with 88 keys but a somewhat lighter action?
As a point of explanation, I play both classical piano and the historic instruments, including clavichord and harpsichords, on Pianoteq, so an action that is a little more flexible and just slightly closer to that of the early pianos and other keyboard instruments would be ideal for me. Not unweighted, but just a bit lighter. Right now I sometimes resort to using my Roland C-30 electronic harpsichord as a controller to play the earlier instruments, but even for the classical piano use, my preference is for a slightly lighter touch. My acoustic piano is a Petrof 52" upright with a Renner action, which is slightly lighter than the Kawai. If an alternative also happened to have aftertouch, that would also be great; I've found the suggested settings to make the pedal on the VPC1 control aftertouch (for use on the Clavichord), simply do not work with my setup.
If I can find one that is superior to the VPC1 in that regard (from my subjective point of view), I may sell the VPC1 and switch. Thanks to anyone venturing a suggestion.
Amateur Standalone PTQ user; interests classical music and historic keyboards