Beginner and budget setup - Recommendations?
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    Default Beginner and budget setup - Recommendations?

    I am thinking about using Logic Pro X as I am used to Apple products and this is my first time trying to do production, so I don't know which instrument should I be getting, such as MIDI controller or keyboard, or even Ableton Push?

    Just a gear essential for beginner, I don't wanna start a huge setup as I don't know if I am doing this for a long term. So, used instruments for low budget beginners should work. and something that I really need for the start-up.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by drewjonn; 01-08-2018 at 11:39 PM.

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    You don't need anything but software to begin. Most DAWs will come with at least a few instruments, drum machines, and effects.


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    Beginners essentials = comfy chair, nice big screen and a mouse mat with a wrist support.
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    if you're going to make melodies, maybe a cheap small MIDI keyboard to play out notes an chords. Otherwise, you can just use the default plugins and sound samples that Logic comes with to muck around with.

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    Check out Reloop Keyfadr
    It is a pretty basic midi controller / keyboard with some knobs and buttons and very cheap. I just got one for less than 90... And I*m in love with it. Dont go and make all the work with mouse... you will undo everything a 1000 times and I feel like turning a knob, and playing a chord is much more fun!

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    There's a built-in 'keyboard' within Logic [cmd+K] that will allow you to play MIDI/VSTi without having to attach anything else. However, if you can afford one, follow Space Zombie's advice and pick up a small (25 keys), cheap MIDI keyboard (with or without knobs) which will help with expression and other nuances that are difficult to replicate using a mouse.

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    Exactly as all above responded, at the beginning all you need is a simple keyboard, DAW and good pair of headphones or monitors.

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    Default Ableton

    Ableton can do a lot, just by itself!
    It's so good with samples.

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