#1
I've got two choices in my price range but I'm not sure which will be the best. It would be for a home studio set up.

- Novation Launchkey 25
- Nektar Impact Lx25

Requirements: Velocity sensitive key and pads, pitch bend and mod wheel, transport control

Bonus point: semi weighted keys, after touch


Which of those would be best for this?
#2
Almost any controller will give you most of what you are asking except weighted keys. Weighted keys or even semi weighted keys seem to be where the expense is.
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