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Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-27-10 1:20 pm
by aria1121
Hi, all

I am searching for a very cheap 88 (or something between 49 and 88) key MIDI keyboard with USB interface and volume control. Have you guys any suggesetions?

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-27-10 2:16 pm
by Choul
aria1121 wrote:Hi, all

I am searching for a very cheap 88 (or something between 49 and 88) key MIDI keyboard with USB interface and volume control. Have you guys any suggesetions?
If you are really planning to play much, please don't buy one with 49 keys. Take one with as much as keys possible for your budget. On the other hand the keyboard bounderies make it a lot easier now. What you can do:

- Wait for a bargain with Aldi or Lidl, they sometimes sell keyboards very cheap or
- Go for a second hand keyboard if your budget is low, for example via a music shop or ebay
- Maybe you can look at the cards in food shops or on forums too, sometimes people sell their keyboard this way.

my 2 cents and Good Luck with your search ;-)

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-27-10 2:19 pm
by aria1121
@ Choul
Thanks for the tips!

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-27-10 2:31 pm
by Choul
You're welcome! :)

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-28-10 9:41 am
by aria1121
I had this in my mind... Well actually couldnt find any other till now...

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-28-10 1:43 pm
by Choul
aria1121 wrote:I had this in my mind... Well actually couldnt find any other till now...
Wow, 200 EURO's is still a lot of money to spend. I saw it's a midi controller, I don't know much about it, but maybe Nicholas knows something. 88 keys is already great to start with.

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-28-10 1:46 pm
by Nicholas
I don't know anything. :D

If it's anything like my Keystation 49e, it should be decent. I'm not sure what "es" has over the "e", but more letters is usually better. ;)

I know the weighting of the keys on the 49e isn't great, but I don't think it gets much better until you're in a higher price bracket.

Like Choul was saying though, 88 is as good as it gets. You won't ever have to worry about not being able to play something outside of your range.

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-28-10 1:51 pm
by Choul
They have it at Peter Verspuy in Rotterdam, maybe you can test it there if you're interested.

Re: Question about keyboard

Posted: 06-28-10 2:33 pm
by aria1121
@ Choul
Woot! Thanks, its not too far from my home and its still 200 euro!