8397 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2010 5:34 PM by feedphillipnow
How well do you play? How are you planning to use it? As an input device, or as an instrument? Are you a piano player or more a keyboard player? Or perhaps an accordeonnist or a typist? What do you want it to be able to do? What sort of key touch would you prefer? Is it going to be for a bedroom studio, or on the road? Or something else? Feed Erik now!
As Erik pointed out in his post, the more information that can be provided, the better the responses that might be given that will help provide a useful list of choices for you.
I use M-AUDIO's Keystation Pro 88. Its action is just "o.k.". However, it is an 88-key keyboard with lots of faders, turn-knobs and buttons that can be configured to suit one's needs. For me, this is very helpful during the sequencing process. There are plenty of faders or turn-knobs available to control the sound of the software instrument (volume, panning, vibrato, EQ, etc.). Although I wouldn't necessarily use this keyboard in a live situation, it works great for my needs, and it works great with Logic!
Well, funny... I usually am the one prodding those for more info, and here I am being vague! Shame!
I am not much of a piano player, I have dabbled in quite a few synths over the years. I would be using it primarily for some strings, and bass lines, random tracks. I don't really play with two hands much, and If I do it's certainly not very proper. This is for a bedroom studio. I have a firewire interface so If it's MIDI that's fine, USB... fine as well. I had an M-Audio, smaller keystation a few years ago when I played with Garage band and didn't know much It got the job done. Being able to control the volume, pan, and a couple other goodies would be nice.