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    Hello guys i'm new in finger drumming and i want help.
    I watch some videos and some friends give me advice and they say i got it as a finger drummer but i want equipment.
    With a midi fighter or launchpad, a laptop and a soundpack you think that i can start properly ?
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    Yeah you can produce pretty well with those. But for producing you really need a MIDI Keyboard http://www.amazon.com/Akai-Pro-MPK-U...rds=akai+mpk25
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    That MPK is one of the best pieces of equipment you can have to start out. It has the right amount of keys if you're not a keyboard player, it has the pads, and a few assignable knobs. If lacks a mod wheel & pitch bend, but that wouldn't be too much of a problem. Oh, and it's cheap. Which is also it's downside, it's cheap...

    What's really important is that you know your music theory, production techniques and your software inside out. I just recently really started figuring out what's what. And that after a good 3 years of having Proppelerheads Reason (hardly using it, but still). Playing around & experimenting is fun & can make some of the best music, but it's better to know what you're doing & why. Read, read, read, watch tutorials & practice. ALOT. And don't forget to keep enjoying it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYE View Post
    Yeah you can produce pretty well with those. But for producing you really need a MIDI Keyboard http://www.amazon.com/Akai-Pro-MPK-U...rds=akai+mpk25
    I was thinking also for a launchpad because i live in Greece and if i take one i will cost me less money. Also i will use it more for finger drumming

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    Basically i want it for finger drumming you think that spectra or ableton is better ?

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    first of all you need a DAW.

    i'd recommend Reaper as it has an unlimited trial, you can get in hang of basic workflow with it, you can find a lot of awesome freeware plugins for effects and instruments online.

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    I'm into take a novation launchpad with mad zach's soundpacks vol 1&2 which it has his own program so i think it's good start for me in finger drumming
    Do you agree guys?

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    I'd personally say no. A Launchpad isn't velocity sensitive, and as far as I know, you'd really want that for finger drumming. And you're already thinking too far ahead in terms of sounds. The soundpacks are alright (I think, haven't tried any), but I wouldn't recommend anything like that for a beginner.

    I got a Maschine and it's library is really big, which is really good. But it's all up to you. If you ask me, you pretty much made up your mind already.

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    I'd add Livid Base to the list.

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