Soo it's a bit rough around the edges but I did a play through of KDB's Actraiser cover whilst recording. Thought I'd share.
All about the last note : O)
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Posted 04 December 2014 - 11:15 PM
Major soft-synth creators like Propellerhead and Native Instruments have awesome deals extending from black Friday for a couple more days. I'm especially interested in Native Instruments' software offerings. Any of you guys particularly like any of their stuff?
YES. I use their Massive, FM8 and Absynth plug-ins. They are all excellent and I use them primarily when I am not setting sounds up for playing live. I've considered setting up my rig to include my computer so I could use the plugins because I like them so much. I've wanted to explore more of their other stuff so I might even consider checking this deal out myself. Thanks
I think I'm gonna go for Razor. It just seems too intense and unpredictable for me to ignore. I just wish it had a sampler, but at that point it would greatly outgrow its current price point.
Posted 02 May 2015 - 09:27 PM
I am not really a keyboard player, but I've been doing more and more MIDI stuff lately and am feeling the limitations of my little E-MU Xboard 25. I also ended up with an old M-Audio Radium 61 (back when they were still called "MIDIMAN"), but it's pretty clunky (note-offs sometimes don't register, whole thing tends to glitch). I'd like to get another 61, but a 49 would be fine.
I already have a separate Akai MPD18 for drum pads, so I don't need anything that has pads on it, but I do need pitch and mod, and at least a couple of assignable sliders or knobs. Been narrowing down on a last-gen Oxygen 49, but I'd love to hear from people that have used them (or have other suggestions.) Budget is definitely an option.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:56 PM
I've said it before and I'll say it again (and forever): stay away from m-audio. They're cheap, and you'll buy one for $75-100, and two years later you'll realize that it sucks (either by way of just playing it or it starting to break on you). And then you'll get another M-Audio for another $100, and in a year or two another for $100.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:16 PM
The best value in MIDI controllers that I know of is still the Roland A-pro series (A500 and A800 pro). They're expesnive, $250 for the A500 (49 key version) and $350-400 for the A800 (61 key).
But here's this auction for a used one:
at $225 (the last gen "cakewalk" branded model, same excellent quality though). I'm not sure how you feel about pitch sticks, I love them.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:33 PM
Yeah, I don't mean to flat out discourage you from going M-Audio, so if that works best for you then go for it. I'm just saying that in the long run I personally found that I ended up paying just as much for my 3 M-Audio keyboards as I did for a decent controller (after those 3 all stopped working). It kind of sucks that the entry level market for these things is pretty sketchy in terms of quality. I mean we did go through this before when you asked for recommendations, so as last time I will recommend that you go with whatever fits your needs and your budget right now, but always be aware of what your money is and isn't getting you.
Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:35 PM
Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:12 AM
I was going to recommend what I use but it's $300. the Novation Impulse. I got it a while back and still love it for MIDI and recording but also cuz it syncs with Ableton. I would go with Snapple on the M-Audio for his point of them being great for the price and you can just get another one later.
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