time for dissent monitors&keyboard

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by Notorious, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. Notorious

    Notorious Guest

    hey guys, it's about time for me to get my hobby off the ground, i currently own a small behringer mixer and a shure mic, that's about it, plus few software tools, such as reason(demo) and sonar 3 pro.i was thinking of purchasing a pair of monitors, i do hip hop, r&b, a lil bit of soul.as i'm i a shopping spree trip mood, i thought of gettin a keyboard as well, my budget is kinda tight, am only a student with a part time job.anyhow, i was thinkin of the behringer truth speakers, and m-audio radium 61 keys.appeal to you gusy with more experience , hope u can help me out. thanks , truly yours Notorious
     
  2. Bhennies

    Bhennies Guest

    You might want to consider the Triton. That's pretty much the standard nowadays for hip/hop R&B. I have one and find it pretty useful except I also have a Rhodes piano which fills out the lackluster vintage stage piano sounds. HOw much are you looking to spend?
     
  3. tripnek

    tripnek Active Member

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    I'll second the Triton idea.

    As for monitors, save your self the headache and buy half descent monitors to start with. Avoid Behringer gear whenever possible. The Yamaha Msp 5 monitors are great for the budget minded recordist. Absolutely stellar in their price range.
     
  4. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    I own & use a triton rack myself. But I also own a Kurzweil K2500RS, Roland JV1080 w/ vintage synth & hiphop expansion cards, Korg 01R/W, Ensoniq ASR10, and Akai MPC4000. I don't care too much for the piano sounds from the triton though, because the piano, strings and a few other sounds from the Kurz are the bomb. I'm using a pair of Event PS8 bi-amped monitors too. As far as the Behringer monitors are concerned, well...I'd look into getting a pair of used monitors. I do some of the same genre' of music so I can relate. My keyboard is actually a controller only, no sounds. This is interfaced with a Motu MTP A/V and Cubase SX. All I can say is... it all sounds good.
     

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