Which MIDI controller keyboard?

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  1. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    Finally, I have a little bit of moolah to spend on a keyboard.

    Any suggestions, for both 25 and 49key version if you please?
    Let the ebay lurking commence!
     
  2. motion audio

    motion audio Active Member

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    Have a look at the M-Audio Axiom range, I've got the 49 key version and its a great bit of kit for the studio, semi weighted keys so they feel nice and solid, and some midi controllers etc, USB powered. Turnkey do them at good prices http://www.turnkey.co.uk
     
  3. dafo93

    dafo93 SWITCH FUSION

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    I have the M-Audio Axiom 25, great little keyboard, will do everything you need with 8 rotary pots with endless rotation and 8 drum pads. A cheap option would be the M-Audio Oxygen v2.
     
  4. haik-adu

    haik-adu New Member

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    Defintaly the axiom 49. 25 is to small and the 61 is too big, i have onlt found one song which i needed 61 keys for and that is what you have transposing for :p The axiom gives you a lot more features than the oxygen, although the oxygen is better for reason. The Axiom is also great for non production, say digital djing using ableton live. Use the modulation wheel as the cross fader and the apds as all the different songs! Not great but it works well if u cant afford decks :p
     
  5. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    How so? If axiom has more features, then why would oxygen be better for reason>? :confused:
     
  6. JamesZero

    JamesZero aka Zero Beats

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    I have the Oxygen 49 and I find it good to use for the money.
     
  7. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    went for the oxygen 49.
     
  8. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    I love my Novation Remote SL37.

    Got better semi weighted keys than the M-Audio stuff.
     
  9. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    Nice, but Way way out of my price range too- but looks like a very nice spec. ya lucky devil.
     
  10. sook

    sook Member

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    save and get one...
    its worth it...
     
  11. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    ok, you deal with the angry wife when she finds out what it cost :D
     
  12. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    I work at a lighting company, and we got distibutors for audio gear, so i get everything at cost. Really fuckin lucky i would say.
     
  13. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    I'd say that too! :D
     
  14. I'm using the Novation Remote 37SL Ltd Edition version - with Automap. Its the dogs cunt!

    Each dial syncs up to your sequencer & plug ins automatically so your hands on...


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  15. chromey

    chromey a.k.a Impact

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    nexlab so fresh and so clean

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    I use the M-Audio Axiom 25 and some of the korg nanos. I like to keep it compact. Real value for the $$$$$
     
  17. Maxg

    Maxg The Core

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    I bought the Axiom 25 a few weeks back and it's great!
    Really recommend it, but that Novation Remote 37SL looks BAD! (y)
     
  18. fevezz

    fevezz nom nom nom nom!

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    that's exactly how i roll as well^^and im thinkin of getting the nanokey now. besides, there's octave buttons on the axiom25, so unless you're going to play chords n a melody w/ both hands, 25 keys is enough. just my opinion.
     
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    compact and great value, try checking out the m-audio oxygen 8 v2.
     
  20. the-rippa

    the-rippa I'll Kill You Bastard !!!

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