MIDI Keyboard Buyer's Guide for Mac Users

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  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    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.
  3. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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.
  4. Santaduck macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2003
    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.

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