usb sound card, midi keyboard etc.

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  1. kenny d

    kenny d New Member

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    ez people,

    As i have said somewhere before i am on a low budget and am currently building a studio. I am thinking about running cubase or nuendo so was just wondering with being on a low budget does any 1 recommed any usb sound cards or midi keyboards that work well, links or sites would be very helpful..by the way the reason i say usb sound card and keyboard is because i been told its easier unless any 1 thinks differently.

    thanks alot
     
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    Yeah I did it on a budget so got all the essentials for the best value, the good equipment that was still cheap

    M-Audio Axiom 61 - £140
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    5 Octaves, semi weighted and assignable rotarys, pads and faders. You couldn't want anything more in a keyboard

    Alesis IO2 - £75
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    Cheap, and does its job with good quality recording, lots of inputs (XLR, Line Digital)

    Alesis M1 Active 320USB - £70
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    Clear and flat response, don't go very loud but enough for a budget home studio



    That's what I bought on a strict budget and it totaled at under £300, and all you need is your computer and software and your sorted.

    Hope that helps mate
     
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    Also to add, the monitor speakers have an intergrated soundcard via usb as well, but probably better to get an external one like the IO2 I mentioned
     
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    thanks man! im koool for monitors jus need a midi keyboard and sound card :D so that cuts bit of price as monitors cost a bit
     
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    are those monitors really worth pursuing?
     
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    i wouldn't worry about a soundcard in a budget studio, it's not an essential
     
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    ALEXI - have u got links to sites to get those things?
     
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    depends on your computer, I was using a laptop which didn't even have stereo input or output, so i was in need of one
     
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    it's up to your personal taste, for me they were the cheapest flat response monitors I could find
     
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    I didn't buy them online, but any good online music store should have them stocked.

    try dolphinmusic or zzsounds and they should have these items
     
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    http://www.dolphinmusic.co.uk/product/34650-alesis-m1-active-320-pair.html

    Sorry for each link being in a seperate post, was searching as I posted.

    Those are the links for dolphin music, but I'm sure you can get a better price by shopping around.

    I got the keyboard for 140 from Promenade Music near manchester, because I spent a while chatting to the owner so it was easy to negotiate a decent price

    The monitors was from a shop called Rubadub up in edinborough, and got the audio interface somewhere in London, can't remember.

    So sourced from far and wide, only because I happened to be there. But I'm sure a few mins googling will find you similar deals
     
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