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Aug 9, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Link: MIDI Keyboard Buyer's Guide for Mac Users (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050809104229)

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Aug 9, 2005, 10:55 AM
A nice helpful guide to new music makers.
I am quite happy with my M-Audio Radium 49. There are more than enough knobs to keep a n00b like me busy yet still not be too overwhelmed. I probably won't be ready to upgrade for a long, long time.
Now, if I only had more free time to play with it.

Aug 9, 2005, 11:42 AM
After much research, the M-Audio Keystation 49e seemed to be best for me as a very BASIC user in GarageBand. As a non-musician I'm quite happy with it although the keys did have stiffer springs than I expected.

Aug 10, 2005, 07:19 PM
Wow, i'm surprised no Rolands were mentioned in the digital piano category. They used to have a completely different algorithm for generating the sounds of each note (as opposed to other manufacturers such as Yamaha). I haven't kept up with DPs, but Roland used to be the gold standard.

The one thing about the low end m-audios (keystations/radium) is that the touch is very very poor, even for nonmusicians I would think. That said, it's a bargain, and I own one and am happy for the utility work I do on it.

However in a gig situation (actual live performance), I would never dream of using this lower end of the lineup.