#1
As the title says, I'm looking for a keyboard, because I want to start learning. My budget is about 300-400 US$, so I don't expect something mind-blowing, just something decent to start with. I'll use it mainly for classical stuff, but I'd also like to have some versatility.

So, any recommendations?
#4
saitek keyboard
The best for the price, well really I would choose it over a lot of the more pricey ones...

wait your talking about a KEYBOARD Keyboard....
sorry lol
#5
New yamaha keyboard.
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there will be rain,
and joy I can't explain.
#6
Do not get a generic Yamaha keyboard that you can find your general electronic store. They are crap, use generic MIDI, and has no key action.

I recommend the M-Audio Keystation 88es ($180-200 new). This is a MIDI controller, which means that its primary function is a MIDI interface, not a keyboard. It does not have its own speakers.

What's good about it:
1. Full 88 keys, like a real piano would have.
2. Semi-weighted action. The keys will have some weight on them like a real piano would. Crucial if you want to learn classical piano. There are keyboards that have even better key feel, but they are usually beyond your budget range.
3. Has a USB connection so that you can directly connect it to your computer without setting up via a MIDI port.
4. With programs such as Native Instrument's Kontakt Player and Akoustik Piano, you can get some great, realistic sampled instrument sounds. MIDI controllers are also a crucial part of your Digital Audio Workstation and its controllers can be set up to control the virtual controllers on your DAW program.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#7
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Do not get a generic Yamaha keyboard that you can find your general electronic store. They are crap, use generic MIDI, and has no key action.

I recommend the M-Audio Keystation 88es ($180-200 new). This is a MIDI controller, which means that its primary function is a MIDI interface, not a keyboard. It does not have its own speakers.

What's good about it:
1. Full 88 keys, like a real piano would have.
2. Semi-weighted action. The keys will have some weight on them like a real piano would. Crucial if you want to learn classical piano. There are keyboards that have even better key feel, but they are usually beyond your budget range.
3. Has a USB connection so that you can directly connect it to your computer without setting up via a MIDI port.
4. With programs such as Native Instrument's Kontakt Player and Akoustik Piano, you can get some great, realistic sampled instrument sounds. MIDI controllers are also a crucial part of your Digital Audio Workstation and its controllers can be set up to control the virtual controllers on your DAW program.


I'll look into it, thanks man
#8
Dude, get a moog, like all the cool kids.

Or a Hammond organ... yeaaaaaah