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    Default Which should I get first?

    I'm really gonna try to make a long story short

    I'll be getting Ableton Live 9 Standard and plan to be purchasing both the Maschine Mk2 and the Novation Launchkeys 49

    My question to you is which should I buy first? The Maschine or the Launchkeys?

    Also I dont have any prior piano skills. Should I get the 49 key or a 25 key midi keyboard?

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    Why not go for the launchpad instead of the launchkey? It's cheaper, it can be used to play traditionally once you get your head around the key locations and patterns, and it can easily act as a basic mixer and clip trigger-er.

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    If I was going to buy ableton 9 standard, I would start out with launchkeys 49. You can play drums and piano on it and it seems like it's more friendly to ableton starters. 25 keys is ok, but the 45 will last longer in the future. You may want to develop some certain piano skills and then it's always good to have the opportunity to play wide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PjAndreasson View Post
    If I was going to buy ableton 9 standard, I would start out with launchkeys 49. You can play drums and piano on it and it seems like it's more friendly to ableton starters. 25 keys is ok, but the 45 will last longer in the future. You may want to develop some certain piano skills and then it's always good to have the opportunity to play wide.
    You would get it before the Maschine Mk2?

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    Get the Push

    Last edited by loverocket; 05-09-2013 at 02:29 PM.

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    Get the Launchkeys 49 first. I have a 32 key, and it's big enough. I'm not a piano player either, but 25 seems a bit too small. If you are planning to carry it around then get the 25 key if not... go with the 49. Which ever you get it doesn't matter, just preference and for convenience.

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    Maschine all the way.
    1200 MK2 (x2), DR202 (x4), DIF 1S, Q49, M49, DGX-500, Launchpad, MPD18, Maschine, nanokontrol, M2, Telecaster, Mixtrack, airFX, Zoom Sampletrak, MC303 (x3)

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    maschine
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    Launchkeys bruv. This way you can take time to learn more about getting in touch with your music.
    - Equipment - 2X Technics 1200, 2X Audio Technica ATLP1240, 2X XDJ700, 2X XDJ1000 MK2, Denon DNX-1100, Mixars DUO, DJM750 MK2, NI Audio 10, NI Aduio 4, Serato SL3, 4X Shure M44-7, 2X Ortofon Pro S, 2X Numark Groove Tool, Maschine MK3, Samson Carbon 49, Roland SE-02, Novation Launchcontrol, TouchOSC, Nocation Peak, Arturia MiniBrute, Korg Volca Kick, MicroKorg (Classic), NI Komplete Audio 6

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    Launchkey would be useless if you don't have ableton yet.
    1200 MK2 (x2), DR202 (x4), DIF 1S, Q49, M49, DGX-500, Launchpad, MPD18, Maschine, nanokontrol, M2, Telecaster, Mixtrack, airFX, Zoom Sampletrak, MC303 (x3)

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