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ok... so I've sold off my micro korg and I wanna get a midi keyboard as I only use soft synths anyways... so if my budget is say around $600US max. what should I look at getting and why? I want something that is good for using live as well, and with a fair number of keys and controls...

 

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So is that $600 budget in australian or US dollars? I'm from Sydney myself :)

 

Either way I recommend the M-Audio Axiom. It comes in 29, 49 or 61 key variants and has 8 360* rotary knobs, 9 sliders, 8 drum pads and pitch and modulation wheels. It's sexy black with a blue LCD. I don't have one but I plan to buy one or receive one as a birthday/christmas present :D It has a pretty generous amount of controls for a fair price IMO, Here's the product page http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/Axiom49-main.html

 

They're selling them locally at Venue Music (Sydney music store) for $649 for the 49 key variety or $749 for the 61 key version. I plan to buy mine off ebay though since it will cost about $430 AUD. However you won't get the warranty. So buy locally if you want to play it safe. Here's venue music's page http://www.venuemusic.com.au/SearchResults.asp

 

Hope I've been of some help! :)

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i just got myself an edirol pcr m30 works great and all the parameters are digital i.e. the knob on the softsynth starts from where the knob of the keyboard is...i got it for around rs. 10,000 that should be anywhere around $200...neat stuff

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the only midikeyboard for me is Novation Remote 25 SL.

 

http://www.novationmusic.com/product.asp?i...&bArchive=False

 

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and a picture of the monster. :) I can warmly recommend it, and so can Shaft, and about 5 of my other music friends :)

 

And also, here is a review that might give you an idea:

 

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb06/arti...nremote25sl.htm

 

Happy hunting!

 

Nemo

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I agree with Nemo, there's no midi-controller on the market right now which can match the Novation SL in the features or build quality..Just the auto-map function in itself makes it the best choice! I'm going to get one soon got rid of my Emu Xboard..

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