M-Audio Oxygen 49 3rd Gen by jpez15
Let me start off by saying that I have owned a thing or two from M-Audio and have never been disappointed with what they provide when I have a tight budget. Just thinking about buying a piece of equipment that has the M-Audio name on it, you are heading in the right direction. Now, this is the first keyboard I have ever owned and still the only one I own. That being said, I love it so much I will NEVER get rid of it. The overall quality and feel of the keyboard is outstanding. The knobs on the top right of the keyboard serve as a mini midi controller and they feel great. The pitch and mod wheel are also very smooth and stable. As far as performance goes, it is very easy start up and go, just plug it in through USB, maybe even go through the settings in your DAW, and BAM its ready to go. I use ableton, so it would just do what it does best assigned itself automatically for me. DEFINITELY THE BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. If you are looking to getting a high quality piece of equipment and have a tight budget, this is definitely something you want to look at. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, I promise you it would be hard to ever part with this keyboard.