#1
Hi...I hope this is the appropriate forum for this, but basically...

I'm looking to buy a keyboard, around the £250-£350 range, but my knowledge on what I need to perform what I'm after is kind of limited, which brings me to here in search of any advice or help.

Ideally I'd like to just have it hook up and have me be able to record into Cubase SX 3, with minimal hassle. I'm looking for it to function as a straight up piano in a sense so I can play some normal things and maybe practice/learn a few piano pieces, but also have it act as a synth with built in sounds if possible, just so I can add atmospheres to songs in Cubase. Up until this point I've just been using Fruity Loops, but I want to play actual keys and what not...

So yeah, any help anyone can offer is much appreciated
Thanks
#2
Well a good cheap MIDI keyboard may be what you need if you are using Cubase as you can just plug one into your USB port and control any Soft Synths to record. However I could recommend you a good Synth or Keyboard depending on what stuff you are likely to be playing.
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#3
I've been thinking about this myself as well. quick question. Is it possible to run a non MIDI keyboard into a computer through some new fangled computer wizadry?
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I've been thinking about this myself as well. quick question. Is it possible to run a non MIDI keyboard into a computer through some new fangled computer wizadry?



Yeah, they are calling it a.... 'microphone'.

Also some keyboards come with usb slots. I personally bought a midi to usb converter and it was a pile of wank, I don't even bother trying to get it to work now. Waste of £20


And TS, korg are awesome. Buy a korg.
#5
Yes its perfectly possible as long as your keyboard has a MIDI port ( there are usually two on the back of most keyboards post 1980). You just need to get some MIDI cables and a MIDI interface for your PC. Join the cables to the interface and you will be able to sue your normal keyboard as a MIDI controller.
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#6
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Yeah, they are calling it a.... 'microphone'.
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No need to be mean.
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Well a good cheap MIDI keyboard may be what you need if you are using Cubase as you can just plug one into your USB port and control any Soft Synths to record. However I could recommend you a good Synth or Keyboard depending on what stuff you are likely to be playing.


Well...my only issue with a cheap MIDI keyboard would be finding/utilising high quality effects/sounds...whereas a mid-range keyboard/synth with presets and piano sounds may be more realistic and higher quality?

My myspace page should give a rough idea to what I'm playing:
http://www.myspace.com/andymitchelluk

Pretty much that range of music, and the keyboard to function as piano and synth effects.

Yeah, they are calling it a.... 'microphone'.

Haha!
#9
Mooger Fooger. if you have the money.
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


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#10
Go with a microkorg!!!
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
#11
Vox Continental. If you can find one and have the money.

The Doors used it
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#12
I'm not 100% on synths but I've heard that the best to get would be anything by Roland.

But I don't know for sure myself.
#14
Micro korg...but that's the most common synth ever.

So Midi controller+ computer
I don't even shred