1) I want to synthesize the type of music like on roni size's new forms album disc 2, and on prodigy's album music for the gilted generation. I also like chill ambient groove stuff or even as inspirational and light like enya. Not sure if that helps answer my question or not haha. I'm new . 2) Mainly, I want to buy a bang for the buck controller. So I want an 88 key because I play piano, and who can resist actually playing songs once in a while? A 77 key would be fine, but I never see any of those. 3)) I can hear the sounds real time when playing a controller as long as the software is set up to do so right, and it is connected to speakers? 4) Is maudio even good? I was previously looking at the Korg 61 legacy. Is the legacy software really good? I thought I would just use whatever software comes with reason or cubase or whatever I end up using, etc... I'd love to have a module connected to it, but I'm on a huge budget, but I'm sick of sitting around not making music, and I'm very ADD so let's be honest, I can't do EVERYTHING on the computer. I have to get my hands dirty Thanks for any input or advice you might give!