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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jan 19 2008, 03:04 PM
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Hi guys,

I've been thinking of buying a MIDI controller, something like this:

It has usb connection option, so I want to ask is it possible to use this keyboard via USB with no latency issues. Also are there any other issues that are known with this type of connectin? THanks!


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Muris Varajic
post Jan 19 2008, 04:11 PM
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I use USB controller as well but I think latency isn't related that much to connection here
but to your audio card where you set latency.

P.S:this Korg is quite sweet biggrin.gif

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post Jan 19 2008, 07:56 PM
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Well as a controller keyboard it has no sounds of its own, so you would use it to control a VST. USB connection is very fast for MIDI data so no problem there. Once you are controlling the VST, the same latency rules apply as for using a recording interface - there will be some, but as long as you set it low you won't notice it (but your CPU goes up).

I do this all the time and it works great smile.gif


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good idea ivan to buy midi controler but i think you will find some problem with timing so you can record your track and finally i think you have to adjust the track with the rythem track it will work good i used the midi controller yamaha befor but i didnt found better than mouse to do the midi tracks it took from you much time but if you got it will be finally easy for you


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I have one of those, the small K25 keyboard. It takes less space and it's relatively easy to change the octave by pressing the octave shift up or down buttons. So you can access all available octaves, just not at the same time. But for the stuff I do it's prefect. I don't use the software that came with the keyboard, only for plug ins. Works great for that and I have not noticed any latency issues... some times the chords come off the beat but that's my fault laugh.gif can use adjust in the sequences to get them perfect on beat wink.gif

I'm not an advanced user, I only use the USB connection, and it takes it's power from the USB port so very simple.

I would recommend this small K25 unless you need to play both hands on different octaves.


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post Jan 20 2008, 12:37 AM
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If you need a keyborad to controle your VSTs and your Sequenser, and if you are going to play music on it, then you should definately look for a Semi-weighted keyboard with after-touch. You need to have the feeling of playing an instrument, rather than a computer peripheral, this is very very important (atleast to me as I play Synth in a Band).

Today I would recommend the Novation ReMote SL series. Novation SL is a high quality product.
They are a revolution. It will setup all the Midi channals automaticly with the Automapping function. Automap removes the pain and time involved in assigning MIDI parameters.
From this keyboard you can controle all parameters in your VSTs, LFOs Filters a.s.o. And when you go from one VST to another, it automaticly switches all controllers to that VST - and still keeps the LFOs on the same sliders on your keyboard. Very cool cool.gif
It also controls your sequenser, Reaper, Logic, Abelton a.s.o. Say you use Cubase, what happens is that when you open, say, your mixer inside Cubase, the Automap feature automaticly puts all the controles to the Keyboard. So its perfect for a studio setup. I almost never use the mouse, clicking around inside Cubase anymore, I mostly use the automated controllers transferred to the Keyboard.
Also the ReMote SL got drumpads and XY-area, which is perfect if you Morf sounds inside a VST synth.
And if you dont like the Automap-setup, you can with one mouse-click inside your sequenser change any function of any buttons.

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with experience in mind, I have to recommend anything by M-Audio. Superb company. right now, I have an Axiom 61 and an Oxygen 8 v2.
Fantastic products biggrin.gif. No issues, yet smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2008, 12:56 PM
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Hey Ivan! I am using M-Audio Keystation 49e - USB connection and never had any problems with latency - no delay, no nothing! Korg is a great brand so i bet you'll have a good experience with that keyboard smile.gif


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post Jan 20 2008, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys! I'll check out the MAudio too, I've seen it in one store smile.gif Appreciate it!


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