usb sound card, midi keyboard etc.

kenny d

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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

5 Octaves, semi weighted and assignable rotarys, pads and faders. You couldn't want anything more in a keyboard

Alesis IO2 - £75

Cheap, and does its job with good quality recording, lots of inputs (XLR, Line Digital)

Alesis M1 Active 320USB - £70

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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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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