Sold Triton....Lookin into Midi Keyboards

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ILLbino - one of WA's finest
Member Since: Feb 10, 2004

I was debating between two midi keyboards:

Prodikeys ($40):


M-Audio 449c ($180)

I like the price of the Prodikeys and I think I can assign midi functions with keyboard keys (like Home, End, Page up, Page down) etc. Only thing I didnt like about it is that it doesn't have a modulation fader or even any faders for that fact.

I like the 449c because of the options. But do you think I'll really use all those extra buttons? I use fruity loops and am looking into buying Sampletank XL 2. 1500 good sounds= I think I can work with that! Expensive, but I think its worth it.

Any opinion from you guys would be great.

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Since: Nov 28, 2004

Dec 22, 2004 07:56 am

Well Id just like to say that personaly when that mk 449c hits stores over here I ma gonna buy it Ive been waiting for a whole now as for the prodikeys i have never used it but i saw at the store and it kinda looks like a toy so i wouldn't get it but that just me and im not sure about FL but if theres any envelopes ,filters,knobs, then yeah you'll want those extra buttons,buttons and faders unless you wanna use your mouse which most people don't

Cone Poker
Since: Apr 07, 2002

Dec 22, 2004 09:39 am

If you use any softsynths at all then I can pretty safely say those knobs and faders will come in handy. I believe you can also assign them to like mixer controls and stuff in the software, but don't quote me on that. I have used that creative thing at the mall and didn't really like it, and I'd much rather use the Radium. While you might not need the extra options now having the ability to use em later is nice, and it also has more keys. The 449 Would aso complement Sampletank well I believe.

ILLbino - one of WA's finest
Since: Feb 10, 2004

Dec 22, 2004 04:42 pm

Yea, I'm pretty sure it is a better idea to get the 449c. Plus, the keys are bigger and more realistic. I might not find too much use with those extra buttons and faders now, but in my adventure of experimenting, I'm sure I'll find myself using them. It will also work great with SampleTank once I get that.

So I figure my expenses will run about $500, for both SampleTank XL 2 and the keyboard which isn't too bad.

I think selling my Triton for $1100 was a good idea. I only used it for the sounds anyway and sampletanks has many more of them, and I have more options with the Midi Controller. So I'll be saving $600 which I could use for other accessories.

Dub head
Since: May 03, 2004

Dec 22, 2004 05:04 pm

Get the M-Audio. I have the Radium 61 and I absolutly love it. I'd love to upgrade to something like this... just for the extra bells and whistles.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Dec 27, 2004 01:15 pm

Ill, if your using software synths and stuff you will defo get the use out of the extra controls.

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