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I just started recording my own stuff a few weeks ago and I want to get a keyboard I can record strings with (Kinda like Dimmu Borgir or Cradle of Filth) or synth sounds like Children of Bodom.

I don't have a ton of money, but I don't want to buy crap. I want to spend under $350.

Should I get a MIDI controller and use VST effects or buy a keyboard??
I reccomend a qwerty one, thats the latest technology.

seriously though, get a midi one if you plan on recording or a regular one if you plan on doing live performances.
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I'd go with (actually, I went with) a midi controller. Lots of choices for reasonable prices.