Best midi keyboard for €100 - €200 price range?

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  1. camper182

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    I dont know what i should get. I make dark and liquid tunes, dont know if that matters or not lol.
     
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    the kinda tunes you make ain't gonna make a difference.

    i bought the the m-audio oxygen 49. was down from £150 to £100 and it came thru the door yesturday. had a play eith it and i'm really liking it. it's plugin and play, lots of sliders, buttons and knobs. and the keys feel fairly nice when you press them. they don't just pop back up when you take your fingers off, they have a bit of response.

    great, value for money buy imo and would recommend.

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    it's still going for 100 on amazon but theirs only one left in stock.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Oxy...CV46/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327063039&sr=8-1
     
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    Yeah I got the baby brother of elmaruk's. The m-audio oxygen 25! Got it for Xmas and love it!
     
  4. Prideinyouride

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    Me too. Fantastic bit of kit and incredibly mobile. Line powered of USB so no mains lead. Recommend.
     
  5. camper182

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    I ordered the m-audio oxygen 25! Got it for about 90 euros. Dont need more keys really :p

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    I hope it's as good as you guys say tho D:
     
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    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    yeah it's nice mate. both versions. all depends what you need it for i guess.

    i had a mini keyboard ever since i started producing and recently ive just been wanting to jam out some epic string riffs so i had to upgrade. i found the 25 keys a bit restricting.
     
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    Oh well.... I hope its good enough for my needs :p
     
  8. elmaruk

    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    tis plently big enough for making basslines mate
     
  9. T:M

    T:M Dusty Techno Workout

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    I think you will find the pots great for making great automations
     
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    Let me know if you need a hand setting up the pots. Not the easiest thing to do at first. I needed showing but once they're done there really handy!
     
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    elmaruk slannndaaaaaaar

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    what dya guys mean by the pots?
     
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    yeah wtf are pots
     
  13. Mr Fletch

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    The knobs / dials. Fuck knows why we call em pots.....we just do lol!
     
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    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I don't Fletch...
     
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    ahh ok

    any idea how you get the play and stop buttons synced up?
     
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    Camper bruv ezzz,
    I just ordered a m-audio axiom 25, which should be good according to these guys!
     
  17. Prideinyouride

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    ^^ yeah this
     
  18. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    The Oxygen series has auto mapping, so you shouldnt need to set up any buttons?

    Make sure you have the most recent M-Audio drivers installed, or if that doesnt work you'll just have to set up midi mapping manually. Not sure what DAW you are using so the process will vary. In Ableton you just click the midi sync button, click the on screen button or dial you want to sync, then push or twist the button / dial on your midi controller and hey presto....synced!
     
  19. Prideinyouride

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    Yeah logic has a learn midi option but doesn't work with the play pause etc functions for whatever reason.
     
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    yeah thats the buttons i'm trying to get it working with. the play pause strop record ect. using cubase.