Portable Midi Controller

Discussion in 'Production' started by vicious-beats, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. vicious-beats

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    I'm out in texas with work until christmas and just keeping my eyes peeled for music hw shops in case I can pick up some cheap stuff. Not seen anything yet but if I do I think I might treat myself to a portable midi controller/keyboard. Any I should consider / discount?

    Or any other nice pieces of kit worth considering around the £100 mark aside from controllers? Synths/drum machines/etc to use with Reason and Live? Sorry to be vague, not got much of a clue about HW yet.

    Also haven't had any spare time for a while to check out the rest of the forum/new talent and comment never mind monkey around with beats myself. Can't wait to get home at christmas.
     
  2. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    Im thinking of getting a KORG nanoKEY, its about portable as it gets.

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    only a midi controller through

    KORG makes nasty good products

    -Andy
     
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    i have a m-audio axiom 25 that i like. i've also got a nanopad and nanokontrol. the nanopad broke after 9 months, but korg has a 1yr. warranty and replaced it (make sure to register whatever you buy). the nanos are kinda meant to go hand in hand w/ Live too.

    akai also started making ultraportable controllers like the nano line.
     
  5. vicious-beats

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    Cheers fellas, stcuk in the office on 'black friday' when I could be hunting down the bargains. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  6. DJPancake

    DJPancake NEW NAME IS DJ INCLINED

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    ok, changed my mind,

    the Akai lpk25, seems like a better buy, and still only $70

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    It'll be hard to find sutting real small with samples and stuff built-in, not to mention speakers.

    -Andy
     
  7. vicious-beats

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    Found these that I'd be interested in, would only be able to afford one (axiom 25 being the most realistic) but they're all tempting

    axiom 25 for $170
    korg electribe $400
    akai apc40 $400

    Been looking into a Kaoss Pad 3 but can't find one yet, looks like a really cool piece of kit