Keyboard controller jam....

Discussion in 'In the Studio' started by Mark Wein, Mar 17, 2011.

    Mar 17, 2011
  1. Mark Wein :mad:

    I need an inexpensive keyboard for the studio....we're adding an electronic music production class and there is no keyboard instrument close the the workstation. I'm looking at the following choices....some of these are just plain keyboards and others have more features:

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Oxygen2-61

    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Keystation61es/

    http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-ALE-QX49-LIST

    http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-MII-KEYRIG49-LIST

    http://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-MII-OXY49-LIST
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011
  3. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Oxygen 61.

    The knobs and faders are incredibly useful when using synths.
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011
  5. El Borrachito Premier Staff

    61 keys minimum.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2011
  7. scoot88 Premier Staff

    I'm thinking either the Oxygen 61 or the Alesis QX49. The Alesis also has DAW presets from what I understand. It's similar to the layout of the Axiom 49 except the Axiom 49 has 4 extra pads. You can get them used on ebay for something comparable. Here's a link
    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=axiom 49&_sacat=See-All-Categories

    However, I've read that there are some driver problems with the Axiom in swithing back and forth between mac and pc. It's possible that some of these used ones have been used with PC and we would need to find a way to reset their drivers by patch updates and such. I'm weary about Alesis since the feel and sound of their product hasn't been good since the HR16. For a class though, it should be fine. The 8 faders and 8 knobs should be more than enough for the class purposes. I've read that the throw on the faders isn't that long, but that could also be a good thing for hip hop scratch plugins. :p I'd say of the choices there, the Alesis based on the options. (keeping in mind i've never played on any of them)
     
  8. Mar 17, 2011
  9. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Fuck Octave +- in their meathead faces.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011
  11. Fumbles Ufo magnet.

    +1
     
  12. Mar 19, 2011
  13. Mark Wein :mad:

    ok...I ordered the Oxygen 61
     
  14. Mar 24, 2011
  15. Mark Wein :mad:

    Showed up yesterday. Plug it in and it works. Who knew? :weebz:

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  16. Mar 24, 2011
  17. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Now it's time to start messing with the Logic virtual instruments. May I suggest Sitar/Psychedelic Sitar for starters? :love:
     
  18. Mar 24, 2011
  19. Mark Wein :mad:

    I made an 8 bar techno tune for my students yesterday while I was messing with it. I need to learn how to better use the virtual instruments and I really won't make a full switch from ProTools since I've been doing most of my recording in my office for the online school lately but I'd like to become more proficient with this. I'll probably get Final Cut in a few months and work on being able to doing some music for picture even if its only for our own instructional products.
     
  20. Mar 24, 2011
  21. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    I need one of those myself......nice looking keyboard....
     
  22. Mar 24, 2011
  23. Mark Wein :mad:

    I'll probably end up getting a smaller one for my office once I build a shelf next to my desk...it's the one thing I'm missing that I could actually use in there.
     

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