alq

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May 6, 2011
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I have exactly the same.
Feels good, USB powered and fits nicely on my table.
Using it with Logic Studio, works like charm.

alq.
 
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macmusician.exe

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Jan 20, 2012
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Perfect MIDI controller. He won't need anything more necessarily, but if you want to be generous knobs, faders, and pads are extremely helpful for drums, automation, and mixing! He may not know these concepts of production and recording yet, but then he won't need a new one later on. Once again, they won't be necessary, but they are very helpful.

Example of the kind of MIDI controller I'm talking about:

MIDI Controller with faders, knobs, and pads

There are cheaper ones than the example I chose, but it is made by the same company and also 61 key like your example.
 
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Macman45

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I had a play with one a while back. Adequate is how I'd describe it...Not too many frills, but it will do the job....OP, have you considered second hand? I got a Roland EXR4S about 2 years ago for £150.00.

It came from a music school, they gave me a 1 year warranty and it has never missed a beat (Takes up a fair bit of space though)
 
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englishman

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Nov 6, 2006
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Example of the kind of MIDI controller I'm talking about:

M-Audio-Oxygen-61

Thanks yes that looks like an alternative. So shortlist

M-Audio Keystation 61es - http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/produ...61-key-semi-weighted-usb-midi-controller.html £124
M-Audio-Oxygen-61 - http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/42125-m-audio-oxygen-49-usb-midi-controller-3rd-gen-.html £117

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I had a play with one a while back. Adequate is how I'd describe it...Not too many frills, but it will do the job....OP, have you considered second hand? I got a Roland EXR4S about 2 years ago for £150.00.

It came from a music school, they gave me a 1 year warranty and it has never missed a beat (Takes up a fair bit of space though)

There's this one 2nd hand

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/m-audio-keystation-pro-88-midi-controller-keyboard/94952625 £200
 
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bwhli

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Jan 9, 2012
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I personally would go for something used. Before I got my current keyboard, I had a Keystation 88es controller, and I found the action to be very...marshmellowey? Hard to describe, but I'd look for something used on eBay! What's your price range?
 
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englishman

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I personally would go for something used. Before I got my current keyboard, I had a Keystation 88es controller, and I found the action to be very...marshmellowey? Hard to describe, but I'd look for something used on eBay!

What's your price range?

Flexible but given he's just learning we were expecting about £100-£150 something like that.
 
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