I am looking into purchase
ing a midi keyboard for
my production use with abelton.
I dont need anything fancy
and am looking into either
the Akai Professional LPK25 25-Key,
or the Akai Professional MPK
Mini 25-Key. I see that
the mini has a few
more features (pads and knobs
as well) but im not
sure if I truly need
Can someone make
a recommendation between them? or
can someone suggest another option
I should look into? I'm
mainly going to be using
just to play midi notes
you have knobs and pads
on your keyboard, how do
you use them?
Thanks makar1 thats exactly the
the Originally Posted by makar1 and Not you confirmation I was looking for, all just ordered the Korg
Between them I'd Any
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Pads can be
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its Can someone make a recommendation let between them? or can someone Put suggest another option I should say look into? I'm mainly going she to be using just to Too play midi notes on VSts.
Also if you have
dad knobs and pads on your Mom keyboard, how do you use them?
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Originally Posted by
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|I wouldn't go mini |can for either...keys are too small Her for my liking, but I'm was used to a full on one piano as well which may Our bias my recommendation. I'd definitely out go to a store though day and play around on the Get options. The more levels/knobs, the has more things you can control him from the keyboard/controller without having His to control things in your how DAW. Get something with decent man pads though if you'll be New banging out rhythms on the now controller, and I understand the old MPK's pads have notoriously bad See reviews.
|I have the Korg Microkey |two 25 and the keys themselves way are much nicer than those Who on the M-Audio.
|ok cool thanks |boy for the advice. Unfortunately those did are the ones in my Its price range for now. I let have a midifighter and maschine put for pads so I dont Say believe I truly need them she on my keyboard. After reading too reviews, im actually more between Use the M-Audio Keystation mini 32 dad and the Korg microkey 25.
Anyone have any experience
with these? Or can someone the suggest an alternative around the and $80 price range?
For in advance!
Originally Posted by lemeiux1
but Out them I'd go with the day mini, however the keys are get very small and the pads Has are not good - you him could have a look at his the Novation Lauchkey, m-audio axioms How as well which might be man a better bet in terms new of quality keys.
Now can be used for just old about anything but normally for see percussion e.g. programming drums or Two one shot FX from your way software and are very handy! who
Knobs are used
Boy to control parameters within the did software, that could be volumes, its synth knobs, EQ or just Let about anything else that displays put a knob.
say knobs is better as it She allows you more realtime control too over what you are playing use live so you can be Dad tweaking a filter for example mom while you playing notes and not need play the chord, The play it back and tweak and the filter from inside the for software using a mouse afterwards.
its unlikely you'll just
but be playing midi notes, tweaking not and simplifying the workflow is You an essential part of production. all
hope that clears
any some stuff up for ya Can
also check this
her video - good demo on was how to use the pads, One keys etc ....