I’m in to making Hip-Hop beats. I’m trying to find the best way in going about doing it so I don’t waste my money. I was really leaning towards getting a keyboard, make the beats on the keyboard load it into the computer. But, lately I’ve hearing Sound modules are the best affordable way to go (I guess if you’re always looking for new sounds). It’s like I’m taking a huge leap though. I’ve been use to making beats on Fruity Loops (Don’t laugh, not everyone is rich). But I’m willing to do what it takes to make my beats come alive through real instruments. Keyboard I’ve been leaning towards: Korg Triton Pro - $1,000 (used) Korg Triton LE - $1,200 (new) Roland Fantom - $1,400 (new) (Ebay Prices) Sound Modules I’ve been leaning towards: Roland / Edirol SD-90 USB MIDI Sound Module Roland XV-5080 Synth Rack Module I Heard it was easier to work with MIDI and Sound Modules, but I can’t hardly find any worth the money. Too many people are downing the Roland / Edirol SD 90 and that’s the only one that I can find as a definite sale. I’m getting tired of making beats on the computer or maybe I could just be getting tired of making beats on fruity loops. Bottom line, I have a budget of $1500 to invest. What would you do, what would you spend it on, and why. Or why not spend it on ____________ What should I do? What can help me produce some fire HIP-HOP Tracks? I’ve been also thinking about getting an Akai MPC 2000 XL Waste of time or what?