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post Aug 13 2008, 09:49 PM
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I've been wondering if I should get a MIDI-Keyboard, but I'm not sure which one..
I've found two possible keyboards so far, a Behringer UMX49 U-Control master keyboard with 49 keys for $190, and a Behringer UMX61 U-Control master keyboard with 61 keys for $260.

Is it worth spending 70 bucks on getting the 12 extra keys?

Or do anyone know of any other better and/or cheaper keyboards? smile.gif


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post Aug 13 2008, 09:55 PM
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M-Audio make good midi keyboards.

Regarding the keys - if you are asking that question, you probably don't need the extra smile.gif

Not trying to be flippant - it comes down to whether or not you are a keyboardist or just want it for data entry. A keyboardist would want more keys for real playing, but if for instance you want to enter some chords or a bass line you don't need so many keys.


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post Aug 13 2008, 09:58 PM
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QUOTE (Canis @ Aug 13 2008, 10:49 PM) *
I've been wondering if I should get a MIDI-Keyboard, but I'm not sure which one..
I've found two possible keyboards so far, a Behringer UMX49 U-Control master keyboard with 49 keys for $190, and a Behringer UMX61 U-Control master keyboard with 61 keys for $260.

Is it worth spending 70 bucks on getting the 12 extra keys?

Or do anyone know of any other better and/or cheaper keyboards? smile.gif

I use UMX 49,in my opinion it is all you need.I use the keyboard a lot,and did not had a problem with missing an octave jet while playing.
So I will recommend you to buy UMX 49.smile.gif


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post Aug 13 2008, 11:26 PM
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Just got mine today Canis. I went with a Yamaha YPT-400 Same Model as the PSR-E413. Bought as B-stock for 179.00US shipped. Let me tell ya, this thing has got loads of features. It even has pitch/bend wheel. Could'nt find any other model in this price range with that feature. Check out the link....

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Also has a built in 6-track sequncer. smile.gif


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post Aug 13 2008, 11:33 PM
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Im thinking to get 1 midi controller. Thanks Skennington. This really helps
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post Aug 13 2008, 11:39 PM
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I'm gonna buy a midikeyboard later this year, and I'll get a Novation Remote SL 61 keys with automap functions for VST's in Cubase wub.gif
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post Aug 14 2008, 12:13 AM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Aug 14 2008, 12:39 AM) *
I'm gonna buy a midikeyboard later this year, and I'll get a Novation Remote SL 61 keys with automap functions for VST's in Cubase wub.gif

Good choice.wink.gif


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post Aug 14 2008, 12:26 AM
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I agree with Andrew .i have a yamaha but i use the mouse instead the midi keyboard


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post Aug 14 2008, 01:28 PM
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If you are a long time piano player then 66 keys is a good option, if you're just starting out, 49 keys is quite enough believe me. Behringer is a good option for starters I guess, if you're only looking to layout MIDI than it's cool. M-Audio is also a good option.


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post Aug 14 2008, 01:40 PM
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One thing tou a bout the UMX 49,the keys it self are a bit hard,so it would take some time to get use to to them.It took me a couple of weeks to control the dynamic in the wright way.


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post Aug 14 2008, 01:51 PM
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I've just sold my master key because I'm not a piano player and was not weighted, in my experiences what you really need to add realistic feel to midi parts are weighted keys, even just a two octave but at least semi weighted! That's the only way to give a realistic dynamic (velocity) to VST.


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post Aug 14 2008, 02:06 PM
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I am using a Evolution MK-225C Masterkeyboard, and since I only use it to play drums or basslines in Pro Tools I definitely don't need the extra keys, I am no keyboarder smile.gif


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post Aug 14 2008, 05:07 PM
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Thanks for all the tips =)
I'll look around for some of these keyboards. I'll problaby buy a 49 key Behringer keyboard though, since I've heard so many good things about it, and the fact that it's pretty cheap tongue.gif


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