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BareBones
25-11-2010, 02:43 PM
Erm, yeah, as the above says really. Something around 75ish would be nice. Thanks in advance.

alex
25-11-2010, 02:47 PM
hey BBones (if you dont mind me calling you that) I have the same dilemma about which one to get, think I am gonna go for this one

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=Akai+Midi+Keyboard&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=17533989842456050907&ei=x3buTNncBsm0hAe-sLWlDA&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCwQ8wIwAg#

BareBones
25-11-2010, 03:29 PM
of course you may. yeah that one looks decent... i need knobs in my life!

droid
25-11-2010, 04:00 PM
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=korg+nanokey&cid=11453394997443452167&ei=6ofuTKeZOJiV-gaQ8cRf&sa=title&ved=0CA4Q8wIwATgA#p
http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=korg+nano&cid=6119077777694880734&ei=GIjuTOrtFMnP-QbB2KmXDw&sa=title&ved=0CA4Q8wIwATgA#p

pattycakes
25-11-2010, 05:40 PM
this is really one of the worst areas for hardware imo, i could never find the right keyboard with the right amount of knobs. eventually i got a nice keyb with a seperate knob box. might be worth going the second hand route?

massrock
26-11-2010, 09:22 AM
I'd prefer more than two octaves myself but everything mentioned so far has been so this is worth a look. No USB though so if you wanted to use it with a computer you'd need a MIDI IN port. It's possible someone will hack the wireless (bluetooth?) for MIDI at some point.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rock-Band-Wireless-Keyboard-Xbox/dp/B003RS19N4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1290762952&sr=8-1

The Akai MPK looks nice, but no pitch bend? I think the Korg Nanokeys have the same sort of feel as a laptop keyboard.

There's also the the Akai Synthstation which is made for iPhone / iPod Touch but has USB and DIN MIDI out as well.

http://www.dv247.com/computer-hardware/akai-synthstation-25--71045

daddek
26-11-2010, 02:21 PM
you cant really get a decent one for 75 unfortunately. If you get a micro one, get the akai one, the korg one will fall apart after a few weeks. If you want expressive playing (pitch bend, decent key action etc) you need to drop some more money. maybe that cakewalk a 500s.

massrock
26-11-2010, 02:48 PM
That's true. Or if you have a MIDI interface, look out for a good deal on a second hand keyboard / synth.

vimothy
26-11-2010, 08:39 PM
I got a new M Audio Oxygen 8 for about 75 eight years ago--I still have it and it still works.

mistersloane
27-11-2010, 01:36 AM
Akai LPK25 is great - nice arpeggiator - no mod wheel, but veeeeery cheap

BareBones
29-11-2010, 12:09 PM
thanks for suggestions all. think i'm gonna go with akai one...

blacktulip
01-12-2010, 12:33 PM
Er, but it's not MIDI.

Got me a Nanokey (which isn't either) last year. Good for the money but not what I'd call a long-term solution.

daddek
01-12-2010, 09:38 PM
no they're both midi devices
ok usb-midi ffs

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09-12-2010, 07:32 AM
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