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    Beginner here, just gettin into the production side of things. Just looking for a recomendation on a midi keyboard i could use for production and for learning the piano on too. One with velocity sensitive keys would be ideal and a few knobs etc for the production side. average price range

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    Oxygen 8 there cheap and ean golden has done a wkd mapping for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tombruton69 View Post
    Oxygen 8 there cheap and ean golden has done a wkd mapping for it
    its very small and i don't think its velocity sensitive. I want to use it to learn piano on too

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    If you want it for learning piano and production I think something along the lines of an Akai MPK49 will suit you well. 49 keys is about the minimum for learning piano imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by photojojo View Post
    If you want it for learning piano and production I think something along the lines of an Akai MPK49 will suit you well. 49 keys is about the minimum for learning piano imo.
    yeah was thinking 61 or 88 but the 88 key ones haven't much knobs or are really expensive

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    M-Audio Oxygen 49 is what I'm using now for a cheap additional controller. As stated above, 8 knobs, 9 faders, pitch bend, mod wheel, about 17 buttons, and then the keys themselves. Plenty of stuff you can map for hours.
    My only complaint would be that piano keys are not the best for juggling cues, but with the amount of controls vs cost, I can live with it till I get a couple of midi fighters.
    And if you are using Ableton, Reason (I think), and a few others. There are mapppings already for these programs.
    Last edited by VanGogo; 11-06-2010 at 06:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanGogo View Post
    M-Audio Oxygen 49 is what I'm using now for a cheap additional controller. As stated above, 8 knobs, 9 faders, pitch bend, mod wheel, about 17 buttons, and then the keys themselves. Plenty of stuff you can map for hours.
    My only complaint would be that piano keys are not the best for juggling cues, but with the amount of controls vs cost, I can live with it till I get a couple of midi fighters.
    Are the keys velocity sensitive on the oxygen 49

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldo_102 View Post
    its very small and i don't think its velocity sensitive.

    they are velocity sensitive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duerr View Post
    they are velocity sensitive.
    yeah its still too small tho for learning the piano on

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    you're too small

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