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Reason Sounds or HIgh-end keyboard?

Discussion in 'Reason' started by slobizman, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. slobizman

    slobizman Guest

    My son has a ProTools LE setup with Reason Adapted installed. We are buy the full version of Reason 2.5 tomorrow (I know 3.0 is out soon, but this was only $199 at Guitar Center).

    He also wants a new keyboard and we are discussing if he really needs a high-end one that has all the full library of various sounds. I figured that with Reason, it's not necessary since a simple keyboard controller, in conjunction with Reason, would make all the sounds he could ever want with what's in Reason and what he can add from third party samples.

    I also figured the sound son the computer could even be better, and definitely more expandable.

    Am I thinking correctly here. Isn't having Reason redundant with paying for sounds in a high end keyboard?
     
  2. Nick_Ch

    Nick_Ch Guest

    from my experience i can advice you to buy just reason and get another MIDI controler (keyboards), a cheap one not something expensive, it needs just midi out or USB.
     
  3. Kev

    Kev Well-Known Member

    :)
    ... isn't the high end keyboard redundant now that you have Reason ?

    It can be argued both ways.
    As a newbie the software approach is a fine way to go.

    If in the future he plays live or finds he has a special need, the high end keyboard could become an option.
    It is very personal and can be quite complicated.
     
  4. OddsAre

    OddsAre Guest

    If you decide to go with just a controller, I disagree with what was stated above.... don't get just a cheap controller. If your son is used to playing the piano and loves the feel of a weighted keyboard, spend the dough on a Fatar Studiologic controller. These feel amazing!

    SL880 worth its weight in GOLD!!! http://www.zzounds.com/item--FATSL880PRO

    SL990 ditto
    http://www.zzounds.com/item--FATSL990PRO

    if he doesn't want something that feels so much like a Piano, but more lik a synth go with the VMK88 http://www.zzounds.com/item--FATVMK88

    Then if he wants to have more sounds later on he can grab a Triton Rack or similar module and he will have a smokin rig.
     

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