I know this might be a stupid question but while im waiting for my M AUDIO MIDI to USB hook up I am wondering these things. I got a cheap Radio Shack keyboard. Its not super cheap but still its not much. It does have a bender to bend the notes though, only the one way. ( I know I see the ones now with 2 of them (?)) But anyway, if im using MIDI and recording with only sounds from "REASON 2.5" or "CUBASE SX 3" then whats the use of getting a better keyboard if im just using the keys. When I plug it in to MIDI, does the keyboards speakers stop working as far as playing the notes that the keyboard has set to and does it start playing whatever instruments I have setup in the program im using? That confuses me cause I dont understand it. Any quick guide of how many works and what it does when using it with a keyboard on the computer? Thanks alot. Sorry for the dumb question, just, I dont know!