Ok so now i broke my keyboard..

Posted on

www.officialphrak.com
Member Since: Sep 18, 2007

I cannot believe my week! lol...somehow i've managed to break the C key on my keyboard...im inclined to take it apartand try to fix it but i think i should cut my losses on this old bag of junk and buy something with a bit of dopeness to it..

At the moment i have the Evolution MK-149 49 key keyboard...i preferably want something of that size at least as i like to play the keyboard when making my instrumentals

Now i dont have bags of money to spend unfortunately but i want something that is good (obviously) so if i have to stretch then so be it..

bearing in mind i only use this to make instrumentals and nothing else...i think 49 keys was big enough to be fair as i mainly use it for assigning drum patterns and basically doing basslines and the odd bit of piano work or synth work...

Please help me!!!! im in dire need lol

Thanks.

[ Back to Top ]


www.officialphrak.com
Member
Since: Sep 18, 2007


Jul 10, 2008 04:41 pm

im trying to talk myself into spending 200/$400 on a keyboard...the M-Audio Axiom 61 key keyboard is looking appealing to me.


Veni, MIDI, Vici
Member
Since: Jul 02, 2008


Jul 10, 2008 11:16 pm

Sorry about your C key. Wonder why it had to be that one. ;-)

Did you read the "what's a good midi controller???" post in this forum? Maybe that will help some.

Anyway, if your heart is really set on the M-Audio Axiom 61, it will be difficult to change that. LOL

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jul 10, 2008 11:28 pm

The M-Audio controller's are good controller's for sure. The drivers are pretty stable and they work very well.

And their durable as well.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
Member
Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 11, 2008 02:19 am

hey that was my thread (whats a good midi controller???)
is still havent got one yet.

here's a question though, if the Edirol im keen on only has 32 keys, how do you play the rest of the notes available in cubase?

fair enough i can do multitracks, but if i need notes that the Edirol wont reach, ( only having 32 keys) how does that work?
such a dumb *** at times i am. got no clue aboot Midi and related.

sorry to deviate away from the thread top.

www.officialphrak.com
Member
Since: Sep 18, 2007


Jul 11, 2008 07:36 am

haha yeah i talked myself into getting the keyboard in the end..

and to deon, i dont know how well you are with playing the keys but i would generally not go for anything below 49 keys..

49 keys was good for me last time but this time i hadda up the stakes as it were and get the 61 key lol

if it only has 32 keys you can like transpose the keyboard im sure it has that feature but as far as doing it all the same time you would need to record in multitracks and mix them in etc...which just makes it a pain..

thanks everyone for the help anyway i got the m audio keystation 61es keyboard.

producer
Member
Since: Dec 07, 2006


Jul 11, 2008 11:33 am

A bit off the topic but still related to MIDI controllers - I just recently began playing around with MIDI in Sonar and was thinking about getting a MIDI controller, but then I realized I have a Nord Lead 2 that I rarely use... except for some fun sound effects here and there.

In the past, my music didnt really call for synths so I kinda shelved it for someday when I could put it to good use. That day has arrived as I have been collaborating with different people on different genres and trying out new sounds.

The Nord has MIDI I/O - would it still be wise to get a separate MIDI controller as opposed to using the Nord keys to play DXi and VSTi? Are there advantages to using a dedicated controller as opposed to a keyboard with other functions? I know some controllers have drum machine pads and knobs and faders that can control the software which the I most likely wouldnt be able to do with the Nord, but from a functional stand-point, is there anything I should know or does it seem like it would be a redundant purchase?

Veni, MIDI, Vici
Member
Since: Jul 02, 2008


Jul 11, 2008 01:51 pm

timexone, I would start with the Nord and see how far it gets you. When necessary you can always decide to get a MIDI controller. This approach also gives you the chance to exactly find out what you need and what you don't need.

Czar of Midi
Administrator
Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jul 11, 2008 07:45 pm

Yep, surely start with the Nord indeed. I used to use my Juno on occasion when I didn't feel like playing my bigger controller. I'vev always used and 88 key and love em. Although I did use a Roland 61 key for s short bit as a second controller.

I now use a Fatar Studio Logtic SL-100 fully piano weighted and love it.

Deon, you can assign a key or button to switch the octave up or down while playing. In the early days I would program my foot switch to do that before controllers got more keys.

http://www.reverbnation.com/2ndg
Member
Since: Nov 27, 2007


Jul 12, 2008 05:17 am

cool, i think i may opt for the 49 key version i think. though im not a keyboard player, im only using it for background warmth and effect.

Related Forum Topics:



If you would like to participate in the forum discussions, feel free to register for your free membership.