Using a pad is a good idea and I will give it a try. But it would be difficult to play the keys more gently since I only play them as hard as necessary to achieve the full range of velocity.
The noise is annoying when playing quietly at home. A friend recorded a jam with 3 musicians and myself on the xKey37 and it sounded like someone was typing in the background.
Do you have a new model that significantly reduces the key noise?
Thanks for your support,