Studiologic SL88 Grand USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 88-Key

Utilizing years of keybed expertise, Studiologic delivers the authentic feel of hammer action and wooden keys in a USB MIDI controller with the SL88 Grand.
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 than 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 to 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 read more 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.

Real-time control.

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.

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 brackets into the backrail to match the position you need for your accessory items.

Setup, backup, perform.

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.
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Keyboard
- 88 Keys, TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action
- Ivory Feel
- Triple switch detection system
- Aftertouch

Touch
- Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed (programmable)
- 6 Editable user's velocity curves (with SL Editor)

Features
- 250 Programs
- 12 Programs Groups
- 4 Programmable Zones
- 2 MIDI Ports separately assignable

Controls / UI
- 3 Programmable sticks
- Rotating encoder with navigation controls
- 3 Function buttons
- Display
- Color graphic LCD - TFT
- 320 x 240

Connections
- Pedals: 2 switch, 1 continuous, 1 universal
- MIDI: In, Out1, Out2
- USB: USB to Host, MIDI, USB Powered

Power supply
- DC IN: 9V
- Adapter
- Input: 100-240V / Output: 9V-1A

Size and Weight
- Width: 126 cm / 49,6"
- Depth: 31 cm / 12,2"
- Height: 12,5 cm / 4,9"
- Weight: 20,8 Kg / 45,8 lbs

Package content
- SL88 Grand
- Studiologic VFP1/10 sustain pedal
- Power adapter
- CD Manual
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 53.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 55 x 18 x 10 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): STL SL88GRAND
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-431-2609
(3 ratings)
Submitted May 17, 2019 by Cimmay R in Seattle, WA
"Unique Keyboard"
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The keys feel soft, not like hard polished plastic. They say it's a graded hammer action keybed, but to me, only in the most minor way up and down the scale. I had used the Yamaha P series and a Korg G1. With Keyscape software it's just like a real piano under your hands. One thing is I had to read the instructions closely to connect the SL Editor to the SL88. Works fine with Windows 10. StudioLogic is quick to answer any question you may have. Their brand manager said the Grand does not have the Escapment option on the keybed, because it would have interfered with the Aftertouch. Overall this is exactly what I wanted, few features, wood keys, affordable and a real piano feel as a MIDI device.
Musical Background:
Just a beginner for the past 18 years.
Musical Style:
Whatever I come up with is good enough.
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