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post Mar 12 2009, 10:59 PM
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QUOTE (Pedja Simovic @ Mar 12 2009, 10:55 PM) *
Tolek how good are you at playing keyboard ?
I am asking because I think you should get very simple midi keyboard that has at least 2 octaves. If you are not keyboard played and don't plan to solo all over the place, you don't need more than 2-3 octaves in my opinion.
As far as VST's go, you can find plenty of free ones online using Google, and that is not illegal ! smile.gif

Well, I can play all chords and after hard practise melodies with both hands, but no problem with simple melodies that I plan to play when composing. I want to concentrate on guitar playing and use the keyboard for the backing (orchestra, bass, piano,...), so I think as well that a little keyboard would be fine. That one that Ivan suggestes would be awesome, though, because of the pitch control and other specs. biggrin.gif
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post Mar 13 2009, 12:13 AM
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What i found important is to have a good sounding and easy to use drum VST. This could be something you will need to buy later, but maybe there are for now good and free VSTs existing. You should check out a lot of free VSTs before considering to by a bundle.

A midi keyboard is of course handy to have, but not necessary if you want to start to do backings. Chord progressions you can easily draw in your editor. With some practice it goes really fast. You will have to work anyway a lot with the editor so you can start already to create backings ... the keyboard will only make one step easier in the workflow.

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post Mar 13 2009, 12:15 AM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Mar 13 2009, 12:13 AM) *
What i found important is to have a good sounding and easy to use drum VST. This could be something you will need to buy later, but maybe there are for now good and free VSTs existing. You should check out a lot of free VSTs before considering to by a bundle.

A midi keyboard is of course handy to have, but not necessary if you want to start to do backings. Chord progressions you can easily draw in your editor. With some practice it goes really fast. You will have to work anyway a lot with the editor so you can start already to create backings ... the keyboard will only reduce one step in the workflow.

Good ideas. I planned to get Addictive Drums or so... Maybe later. smile.gif You´re right, first of all, I should know how to create a backing! laugh.gif
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post Mar 13 2009, 12:24 AM
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QUOTE (Tolek @ Mar 13 2009, 12:15 AM) *
Good ideas. I planned to get Addictive Drums or so... Maybe later. smile.gif You´re right, first of all, I should know how to create a backing! laugh.gif

Yes, Addictive drums is the only one i bought and i use it all the time as metronome as well (i don't have a metronome btw smile.gif). I'm sure there are cheaper or free options for you which you can use for a long time. Have fun and i look forward to hear some nice backings from you smile.gif



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post Mar 13 2009, 12:25 AM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Mar 13 2009, 12:24 AM) *
Yes, Addictive drums is the only one i bought and i use it all the time as metronome as well (i don't have a metronome btw smile.gif). I'm sure there are cheaper or free options for you which you can use for a long time. Have fun and i look forward to hear some nice backings from you smile.gif

Sure, I´ll go my best. Thanks for you support, my friend. smile.gif
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post Mar 13 2009, 12:26 AM
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Glad to help Tolek mate, let us know what you did will ya! smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2009, 12:20 PM
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My cool mum just ordered a keyboard for me. biggrin.gif A masterkeyboard from musicstore that I saw in their newsletter. smile.gif It was for 119 € instead of 296 €, so a really good deal. smile.gif The keyboard.
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post Mar 14 2009, 11:04 PM
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It seems like a great deal Tolek! smile.gif Congratulations mate! smile.gif The software bundle that comes with it is awesome! smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2009, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Mar 14 2009, 11:04 PM) *
It seems like a great deal Tolek! smile.gif Congratulations mate! smile.gif The software bundle that comes with it is awesome! smile.gif

I think so as well. smile.gif And I never thought I´d get this. biggrin.gif I´m sure that in the bundle there´s Cubase, but I´m not that sure if the other three softwares (Logic, Digital Performer, Sonar) are included... I´ll see and tell you, guys.
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post Mar 15 2009, 04:44 AM
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Cubase is what you need man, it is awesome. Version 4 is great, and I can see that this device has compatibility to control Cubase via MIDI. Definitely worth checking that out, tell use your impressions when you start to use it mate smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2009, 01:25 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Mar 15 2009, 04:44 AM) *
Cubase is what you need man, it is awesome. Version 4 is great, and I can see that this device has compatibility to control Cubase via MIDI. Definitely worth checking that out, tell use your impressions when you start to use it mate smile.gif

Good to hear. biggrin.gif Sure, I´ll let you know about the first experiences.

I just told to my father about the BANDSTAND software and he´s going to give me 30 €, so that I can buy it, yeeha! biggrin.gif (I got about 60 € for my B-Day). laugh.gif
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post Mar 15 2009, 08:35 PM
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That's awesome mate! smile.gif

Bandstand is really cool, you have plenty of instruments and options. It's a bit tricky by itself, so I warmly recommend that you go through the manual, it will save you a lot of hassels. I don't know if you are a manual guy tho, some people don't like to read that stuff! smile.gif


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post Mar 15 2009, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Mar 15 2009, 08:35 PM) *
That's awesome mate! smile.gif

Bandstand is really cool, you have plenty of instruments and options. It's a bit tricky by itself, so I warmly recommend that you go through the manual, it will save you a lot of hassels. I don't know if you are a manual guy tho, some people don't like to read that stuff! smile.gif

No, I usually don´t read the manual. laugh.gif But one time I can do it. wink.gif

My mum and I just ordered the software. smile.gif I hope it´ll be here this week. Thanks a lot for your guidance, mate! smile.gif
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post Mar 15 2009, 11:08 PM
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You're welcome! smile.gif I'm glad you are satisfied mate, congrats on the Bandstand! smile.gif I use bandstand as well, so if you (god forbit! laugh.gif ) find and issue or something I'll try to help!

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post Mar 15 2009, 11:15 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Mar 15 2009, 11:08 PM) *
You're welcome! smile.gif I'm glad you are satisfied mate, congrats on the Bandstand! smile.gif I use bandstand as well, so if you (god forbit! laugh.gif ) find and issue or something I'll try to help!

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laugh.gif Sure! If I have any questions, I´ll contact you! tongue.gif
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post Mar 24 2009, 05:21 PM
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I just got my masterkeyboard!!! Yeeha! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif It´s so small, but I believe it has a lot of power. Unfortunately, I have no time yet to test it... sad.gif
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