as mentioned in the title, here are a few specific questions about the three pianos in question so I know what to pay attention to before trying them:
I know its action is relatively heavy, but how quick is the key rebound compared to the PHA-4?
I like the overall feel of the PHA-4, but the slow key rebound and overall sluggishness which many people hate annoys me as well.
I've read that the VPC-1 has similar problems, despite being often touted as the best controller at its price point.
A few years ago there were quite a few QC issues like some keys being lower than they should be, varying rebound times between keys, big MIDI velocity differences between keys, etc.
Have things improved in this regard? I know it's hard to quantify considering the small number of people here compared to the amount of sold pianos, but I've noticed that there are a lot fewer complaints on various forums and in the customer review sections of big retailers.
Overall, how is it these days as a MIDI controller? Any issues with the velocities?
Is it true that the action struggles with proper expression, especially lower velocity values?
I've seen several people point out that they can't hit ppp to p properly, while others have pointed out that's an issue with the samples only and not with the MIDI signal. On the other hand, I've also seen people claim that they can hit ppp without issues when using VSTs but and unable to reliably hit MIDI values between 5 and 20.
Overall, how is this model for classical piano playing? Any issues I should be aware of besides possibly the one mentioned above? I've read several times that dynamics control is way more difficult and spotty than in competing actions, so I'm a bit worried about that.
Thanks a lot!