Studiologic SL88 Grand Keyboard Controller

88-key MIDI Keyboard Controller with Aftertouch-enabled TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action, TFT Color Display, and 3 X/Y Stick Controllers
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Studiologic SL88 Grand Keyboard Controller image 1
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A Superb 88-key Controller from Studiologic

Over the years, Studiologic has earned a sterling reputation for their high-quality Fatar keyboard actions. Now the company extends that legacy with the SL88 Grand, a superb 88-note MIDI controller keyboard featuring Fatar's latest fully weighted keybed technology. You'll delight to the touch of the TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action with Ivory Touch, which delivers the authentic feel of an acoustic grand piano. You will also appreciate the quick setup and navigation afforded by the SL88 Grand's intuitive user interface, as well as enhanced performance, DAW, and plug-in control via three X/Y stick controllers. If you're a serious pianist who needs a portable 88-key weighted controller for stage and studio, the Studiologic SL88 Grand should be on your short list.

Studiologic SL88 Grand at a Glance:
  • The unmistakable feel of a concert grand piano
  • The ideal gigging controller
  • TFT color display for total access
  • X/Y stick controllers for real-time control
The unmistakable feel of a concert grand piano

The Studiologic SL88 Grand uses Fatar's top-of-the-line TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action with Ivory Touch and wooden white keys to give you the natural expressiveness and playing feel of a perfectly balanced grand piano. For superior performance, every key provides three contacts to accurately convey all the nuance of your performance. From delicate pianissimo to bombastic fortissimo, these keys translate every minute detail of your playing in a truly inspiring way.

The ideal gigging controller

It may sport a fully weighted 88-note keyboard, but the Studiologic SL88 Grand is quite portable, weighing in under 46 pounds - which is very much appreciated by gigging Sweetwater keyboardists. The SL88 Grand is also thoroughly professional caliber and built like a tank with a rugged all-metal casing and impact-resistant synthetic endcaps that protect the keybed and provide a sure grip when transporting.

TFT color display for total access

The Studiologic SL88 Grand features a bright, easy-to-view TFT color display that, in conjunction with a high-quality 6-way controller knob, lets you quickly and easily navigate through all SL88 Grand functions - a very intuitive setup. Three push buttons to the right of the control knob bring you back to the top level from any location in the system with just a single press.

X/Y stick controllers for real-time control

Studiologic spec'd the SL88 Grand with three X/Y stick controllers for expressive performance and direct manipulation of sound parameters. Stick 1 (which you'll typically use for pitch and modulation control) is spring-loaded in both X/Y axes. Stick 2 is spring-loaded in the X axis only. Stick 3 is free in both the X and Y axes, which is perfect for crossfades, pans, and parameter control.

Studiologic SL88 Grand Features:
  • 88-note TP/40WOOD Graded Hammer Action with Ivory Touch and wooden white keys
  • Studiologic's triple-switch detection system
  • Keyboard transmits Velocity and Aftertouch information
  • Keyboard feel programmable for Soft, Medium, Hard, Fixed (variable)
  • 6 user velocity curves (editable via SL Editor software)
  • 250 Programs, in 12 Groups; 4 programmable Zones
  • 2 MIDI ports (separately assignable)
  • 3 programmable X/Y stick controllers
  • Rotary encoder with navigation controls
  • 3 Function buttons
  • Color graphic LCD-TFT display (320 x 240)
  • Pedals connections: 2 switch, 1 continuous, 1 universal
  • MIDI (5-pin DIN connectors): In, Out 1, Out 2
  • USB/MIDI to Host (bus powered)
  • 9-volt DC power adapter included
  • Powerful SL Editor software for Mac/PC
  • Magnetic Rail System for optional SL Music Stand and SL Computer Plate
Enjoy superior touch, control, and gigability with the Studiologic SL88 Grand!

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 88
Type of Keys Weighted Fatar TP/40 Wood graded piano hammer action
Velocity Sensitive Programmable (soft, medium, hard, fixed)
Aftertouch Yes
Other Controllers 3 x programmable toggle sticks
Pedal Inputs 4 x 1/4" (2 x switch, continuous, multi-function)
MIDI I/O In/Out1/Out2/USB
USB 1 x Type B
Computer Connectivity USB (access SL Editor, set parameters for SL88 directly)
Power Supply 9V DC power supply included
Height 4.6"
Width 49.6"
Depth 12.2"
Weight 45.8 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number AMS-SL88-GRAND

Customer Reviews

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I absolutely love this controller!

I was not happy at all with my previous controller, so I set out on a search for a nice weighted controller that felt like a real piano. If that's what you're after, look no further. This thing is amazing! I haven't need to use many of it's on-board features yet, since I just use it in my home studio. But this thing is a delight to play. I can't recommend it highly enough. It is a little expensive, but it is absolutely worth every penny.

SL88 Grand Keyboard controller

I am extremely pleased with the SL88 Grand Keyboard Controller. The Weighted Fatar TP/40 Wood graded piano hammer action is the best I have experienced. My rig through the years has always included two 88 key controllers, with my primary (lower) keyboard being a weighted keyboard, for the piano, e. piano, harpsi, etc. instruments. This controller now has moved my Roland A-88 Keyboard Controller, which I am very pleased with, and a great hammer action controller, to the secondary (upper) keyboard position. I presently use all VST instruments for live performances. The SL88 Grand Keyboard Controller captures all the subtle and nuanced velocities delivered to and through it to those instruments. So much so, that I have had to reconfigure many the velocity curve settings within the instruments being controlled to allow for the greater expression now available to me. A fantastic price. Highly recommend.
Music background: Part Time Professional Musician
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