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    Default MPK25 or Remote Sl25 compact

    Trying to decide which one to get for production and also so that I can have a dedicated ableton controller that I can incorporate into my set. Wish one of these 2 had faders built in, but don't think I can swing the extra hundred bucks for the remote sl25. I realize that the MPK25 hasn't come out yet, but I could wait if it is worth the wait (though being American I'd rather not) .

    So anyone used/using these keyboards or any similar ones for controlling a DAW and have any suggestions in the 200-250 range?
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    If you can wait for the MPK25 why not just wait to save up the $100?

    I like my Remote (SL25) a lot. The MPK does look good, though. Keep in mind that the MkI might be coming down in price since the MKII's are getting released. That could save you some coin
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    you know what i'm gonna say..

    MPK49 ftw imo :P
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    Oh, fair enough. I like the look of the mpk, those big pads are really sweet lookin
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    frankly as much as I am leaning towards the mpk25, I think it would be better if I asked them for something now, also while the mpk has more pads I already have one pad controller, and so it isn't 8 vs. 12 pads in my rig, but actually 20 vs. 24 (when you add the 12 nanopads and either 8 or 12 kb pads). So maybe the remote sl compact 25 wins.

    Also as a question to people producing, how much of a pain is it to switch octaves? (I want a 25 for portability, always on the move) and because they are cheaper.
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    yeah, but it's still a bit pricey and i think he's looking for a smaller board. but seriously it's like a trigger finger + uc-33 + midi keyboard all in one! back on topic though i say go for the mpk just because i'm an akai junkie.
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    I don't think it's a terrible pain in the ass, but my production doesn't include more than 1 or 2 octave jumps at a time while playing. You can always use Bomes to code quite octave jumps
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpetersen3 View Post
    Also as a question to people producing, how much of a pain is it to switch octaves? (I want a 25 for portability, always on the move) and because they are cheaper.
    in ableton switching up/down octaves on the computer keyboard layout at least is as easy as pressing z/x. however, with midi it may get complicated as the keys are sending specific note values like C1,C2, etc.
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    Do you like the built quality of the remote sl25? I have tested it and was afraid of breaking the knobs and faders. Also I don't like the feeling of the fader.

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