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what i should be aware of when i'll try to buy a midi kb ?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Pharaoh, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Active Member

    maybe the title is too general. i wanna use it with any type of vstis on cubase sx 3, with my delta 1010 lt. inputs pls.
     
  2. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Pharaoh:
    Yes that is a pretty general question!
    Pretty much any keyboard you buy these days would make a good MIDI controller KB for VST instruments in Cubase.
    Whats your budget?
    Do you already play piano or keyboard?
    Do you want a keyboard synth with its own sound samples?
    Some KB's have weighted or un-wieghted keys (personal preference).
    Some people like the feel of the weighted keys because it responds more like a piano, some people like a keyboard feel...then you have different KB sizes 88, 72, 60 keys....again depending on your ability/preference/budget the more the merrier.
    Roland, Yamaha, Korg, Kurzweil are some of your top pro brands...
    look around, read some reviews, specs and then decide how much you wanna spend!
     
  3. dave_p

    dave_p Active Member

    i guess it depends on what you are looking for, price range etc.

    lower end: amy m-audio, edirol etc. usb midi controller will work with any vsti
     
  4. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Active Member

    i do not intend to spend more than 200 euros on midi kb, with piano touch
     
  5. UncleBob58

    UncleBob58 Active Member

    You're not going to get a keyboard with a piano feel for that price.
     
  6. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    http://keyboards-midi.musiciansfriend.com/product/MAudio-Keystation-Pro-88-MIDI-Controller?sku=709203
     
  7. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Active Member

    does it worth ? before thinking serious about getting a midi kb i thought that M-audio is good in midi kb. i'm not so sure anymore.
     
  8. djmukilteo

    djmukilteo Well-Known Member

    Not sure what your trying to say or point you're trying to make there Pharaoh?
    Like was said in previous posts....this all depends on what your trying to do?

    Do you want a keyboard which is just a MIDI controller or a full blown synthesizer?
    How many keys?
    there are plenty of keyboards around 200 euros about $280US (approx.)

    I merely pointed out an 88 key hammer action "weighted" MIDI controller (no internal sounds) which might be in your budget....but I can't tell you what to buy or what you need....there are others out there....look around the music store sites....pretty easy...M-Audio looked like a fit for what you said you wanted to do....
    All keyboards have MIDI and will play VSTi instruments in Cubase....there's nothing special......
     

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