Newbie Help! Is this keyboard the best for me?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by waynesun, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. waynesun macrumors regular

    waynesun

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    i went from graphics to digital audio!

    i'm still adapting to this entirely new environment... i've been playing violin competitively for 9 years now, and decided i want to try something new.

    But anyway, i'm shopping around for MIDI keyboards, and i want to start with a 49-key. The M-Audio Keystation 49e was the best one i could find for myself.

    Does anyone else recommend something different near this price range? I am not a compulsive buyer, so i'd like to see if there are better products for a better deal before my purchase.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Sesshi macrumors G3

    Sesshi

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    #2
    You play violin competitively? What do you do? Fence each other with your bows? Time each other playing Paganini? :p

    The Keystation seems like a 'standard' to me - almost everyone offers it in a starter pack. I only prodded it a bit in a demo environment but it seems OK to me for casual music making. I ended up going for the Axiom 61.
     
  3. Lycanthrope macrumors 6502

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    I'm also asking the same question - seems to be a choice between the M-Audio 49E and the, erm, M-Audio 61ES which has some more keys and has a partial weighting. I think the latter is the better bet.

    Axiom seems to have drum pads and suff so that's not interesting for me right now - I just want a decent basic midi keyboard.
     

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