View Full Version : Please recommend me a decent & affordable MIDI keyboard

25-11-2010, 01:43 PM
Erm, yeah, as the above says really. Something around 75ish would be nice. Thanks in advance.

25-11-2010, 01:47 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


25-11-2010, 02:29 PM
of course you may. yeah that one looks decent... i need knobs in my life!

25-11-2010, 03:00 PM

25-11-2010, 04:40 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?

26-11-2010, 08:22 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.


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.


26-11-2010, 01:21 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.

26-11-2010, 01:48 PM
That's true. Or if you have a MIDI interface, look out for a good deal on a second hand keyboard / synth.

26-11-2010, 07:39 PM
I got a new M Audio Oxygen 8 for about 75 eight years ago--I still have it and it still works.

27-11-2010, 12:36 AM
Akai LPK25 is great - nice arpeggiator - no mod wheel, but veeeeery cheap

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

01-12-2010, 11:33 AM
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.

01-12-2010, 08:38 PM
no they're both midi devices
ok usb-midi ffs

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