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Old 11-24-2018, 09:46 AM   #1
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Default Cheap Regular Keyboard or MIDI Keyboard Controller?

Hi all,

I just moved to the US and I don't have all my instruments with me. I'm looking for a keyboard to record some MIDI tracks (mainly bass, piano, drums) on simple projects. I'm on PC and use Komplete Audio 6 as my interface.

I was wondering if you could recommend some cheap keyboards, ideally with MIDI out. I do it for fun and not professionally so nothing fancy is needed. I'm just tired of manually writing the MIDI parts with my mouse.

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Old 11-25-2018, 01:02 AM   #2
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M-Audio is IMO the best tradeoff between price and quality on the cheap end. Mine's still going after 10 years of abuse. I think it was about $100 for 49 keys.

But if you check thrift stores, you can sometimes score some cheap Casio or similar, which usually have MIDI out.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:04 AM   #3
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If 25 keys is enough you won't find cheaper 5 pin midi than a Rockband Keyboard.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:50 PM   #4
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Thanks for the inputs. I'm still unsure if 25 keys will be enough, but I would've never thought of the Rockband keyboard. Maybe I'll give it a try since it's so cheap and give it to a kid if it's unusable.
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I find 25 keys a bit cramped, but it's good enough for laying out simple lines and will fit on your desk. You'll want more if you plan on playing much with both hands.
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