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beginner key-controller

Discussion in 'Recording' started by MightyMilk, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. MightyMilk

    MightyMilk Guest

    i'm lookin to get a MIDI controller, to learn to play and record with. i'm going for cheap here, but something that's reliable. i'll prob start out using it to add a little something to my music, and then eventually learn to actually play.

    m-audio is a well known brand, i dont know if they are any good though. i was thinkin about getting the 61-key w/ knobs and sliders instead of the semi-weighted key model w/ any knobs sliders.

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Oxygen61/

    i was thinkin for what i want to do, having sliders and knobs will be good for real time control? are there any other controllers i should take a look at?
     
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    I think the one you've got picked out will work just fine. There are lots out there and they all pretty much do the same thing: Korg, Edirol, CME.

    Personally I don't like weighted or semi-weighted keys. I also don't like the little 25 key controllers. I like two handed play and need at least 5 octaves (61 keys).

    Some have pads which are promoted as making recording drums a bit more easier. If you think you would like that, it may be something to look into.

    As for the sliders and knobs. I mostly use them for controlling parameters in VSTs or external synths. They are indeed handy but do require a bit of setup sometimes.
     

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