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MIDI keyboard for $ 200 - what?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by elm, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. elm

    elm Active Member

    Dec 3, 2011
    I am looking for a good keyboard for Ableton, 4 octaves will be ok, right? I create electronic music: experimental, ambient, witch house, minimal synth, minimal wave, synth. what do you think about: E-MU Xboard 49 vs. Novation Nocturn vs 49. M-Audio Axiom 49? which is best?

  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    The Novation appear to be cheaply made. I don't know that that is the case. If you can try it out that would be your best bet. I'm not a fan of Creative products so i can't really comment on the E-MU. If I had to, I would go with the M-Audio. You get what you pay for.
  3. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    I'm with Hueseph,

    Stay clear of EMU, There best years are far behind them. How they've handled the Emulator X3 and customer support says one thing to me. Financial hard times. From the day of its release (over two years now) they never did one upgrade even knowing it needed work. Not sure who is making there controllers but I doubt its them. They are a dead company going nowhere.

    I have CME, which is very nice feeling.

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