No Midi Keyboard

Discussion in 'Production' started by Beckz MC, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Beckz MC

    Beckz MC Member

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    I currently have no midi keyboard so wondered if there is a way to use my qwerty keyboard to play notes on nuendo 4?
     
  2. Fatkidscantjump

    Fatkidscantjump Member

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    I've never had midi keyboard. I make all of my tunes with just my computer, logic and bad headphones. Lot of ppl says to me that I shouldnt but they dont give me money so... :D

    I use a little program called Midi keys. Get ready to spend times adjusting velocity of your notes via your DAW..
     
  3. Tad.

    Tad. New Member

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    Maybe use Cubase or another daw? :p
    Or invest in a 50 dollar midi controller.. Akai LPK25
     
  4. Teddy

    Teddy 60% Staff Member

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    If ur using logic just press caps lock
     
  5. Tad.

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    Suggest you google it or utilize the internet better.
     
  6. lostnthesound

    lostnthesound Burns Easily in the Sun

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    That was unnecessary.

    Back to the OP: If your DAW isn't equipped with a virtual keyboard like Logic, I would seriously consider investing in a MIDI keyboard. You can usually find one for a steal on ebay. You don't need anything fancy, so you can probably pick one up from around $50 - $75. Though it's by no means necessary, it will certainly speed up your workflow.

    Cheers.
     
  7. Southern

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    I can recommend the LPK25 keyboard. It's simple enough for playing and putting in notes and the keyboard itself is not bad (but it's hardly professional either!). The arpeggiator is very fun to use for trying out arranging and so on and for the price and size, it's a bargain if all you want is to put notes in your DAW.

    One problem I have had with it is the micro USB connector on the left side of it is a bit wobbly and occasionally the connection will break and disconnect from your PC/Mac. This breaks up my work flow as I then have to save my work, close my DAW, check the connection and then restart my DAW. This has been better since I moved the USB cable and left lots of room for the cable to flex so this is easily solved.