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Velvet Roger
post Sep 14 2008, 09:55 PM
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Hey guys,

I am planning to buy myself a good midi-keyboard tomorrow (for recording of basslines, synths etc), which also has enough possibilities to act as a controller for several functionalities in my DAW (Cubase atm), as I hate to use my mouse/keyboard for some standard tasks.

I have already looked around a bit, and am thinking of buying the Edirol (Roland) PCR-500 midi keyboard:Brochure . It also has a Cakewalk/Dimension/Project LE version bundled with it (is that of any real use for the keyboard over using Cubase atm?).

Does anybody have experience with it, or would you recommend me some other keyboard instead?

Thanks for the help!

Roger

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post Sep 15 2008, 03:23 PM
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Edirol PCR-500 sounds like a good way to go. By all means - buy it. It has a clever way of mapping the controls, and this is (trust me) the most important thing you're gonna wish when you buy a controller with a bunch of knobs that need to be mapped.


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post Sep 15 2008, 08:21 PM
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yes, I agree with Ivan, way of mapping the controls is the most important thing. if this will be your first time using MIDI stuff, feel free to ask everything you need about it, once you buy it wink.gif


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post Sep 15 2008, 08:27 PM
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I have the Edirol PC-80 and i definately have no complaints, the pcr-500 can only be better.

Honestly when it comes to midi you can't really go wrong with Roland. Since the Edirol keyboards all use Roland stuff.


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:08 PM
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Bought it smile.gif

Playing around with mapping the controls atm which is somehow a bit tricky, but will figure it out I guess.


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:17 PM
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congrats buddy, it is a great purchase. It will take some time to get used to controls, but once you map them, you will use them all the time smile.gif


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post Sep 15 2008, 09:38 PM
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Congrats man,good buy.I had my share of mapping problems.And at the end,i just set up the basic(Pan,volume on master channel,sustain).But I am used to a keyboard(PC) and shortcuts on one.All in all congrats on your controller.
P.s. 49 keys are more than enough,for bass lines and piano...etc.


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