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USB MIDI Keyboard Controller. ? Keyboard Controllers
Old 1st September 2011
  #1
USB MIDI Keyboard Controller. ?

looking for a USB MIDI Keyboard Controller around £150 to take to uni.

Want it to be a 49 key, with good keys.

Any suggestions or recommendations???


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Old 1st September 2011
  #2
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Emu Xboard has nice feel, lots of knobs and aftertouch.

Lots of midi keyboards to be found on Ebay.
Old 1st September 2011
  #3
What do you know about the short board?
Old 1st September 2011
  #4
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what do you mean by short board?
Old 1st September 2011
  #5
Emu shortboard 49 keyboard.
Old 1st September 2011
  #6
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ok.

I would recommend you to go for a used Novation controller. Specially the Remote SL MK2 series, or even the mk1 (you will find as 37 or 61 keys in the mk1). Better keybed, well built, Automap, lots of control.
Old 2nd September 2011
  #7
What about a new nocturn 49 new £149?
Are they good?

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Old 2nd September 2011
  #8
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novations are super cool but I like m-audio controllers. Check this one out: M-Audio KeyStudio 49i USB MIDI Controller: Shop Keyboards & MIDI & Other Musical Instruments | Musician's Friend

M-audio axioms are cool too... a little more money or anything by akai...

What will you using it for?
Old 2nd September 2011
  #9
Will be using to write soul/pop/rndb and funk music.
Use logic. Liked the idea of drum pads aswell.
What is better the novation nocturn 49 or m-audio??

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Old 2nd September 2011
  #10
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I like M-audio because they have realistic feel vs the novation which is more plastic and the keys don't have hammer action. But the novation has more pads and knobs. The Axiom 49 has the nice keys with pads and some bells and whistles. Check it out here: M-Audio Axiom 49 2nd Gen 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller: Shop Keyboards & MIDI & Other Musical Instruments | Musician's Friend

Either way they both are way cool...

-Brian
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