#1
I would really like a synth keyboard, but haven't a clue where to start!
Any tips would be great (like what to look for, any jargon busters that would help me etc etc.)
I'm looking at spending no more than £150, as its my first, so if you know where to get a good synth at that price that would also be great to know.

Any help would be awesome!

Cheers.
#2
Seach bar

Theres plenty of threads like this, I only posted in one the other day. Your best bet is to get a USB or Midi Controller and plug it into a PC/laptop, these controllers dont have any onboard effects so they are cheap enough.
#3
Yamaha PSR series.
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i think you're going to find it pretty hard to get a half decent synth for £150. USB keyboards are pretty cheap, upwards from 35 quid depending on size/control knobs, but you'd need something like reason (about £2-300 legit or free on a torrent site) to get any sounds and would mean to play live, you'd need a laptop
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#6
cheers guys. yer ive been looking around a lot more and i don't think i will be able to find a good one in my price range...will just have to save more money...helpful now work have actualy paid me!
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i think you're going to find it pretty hard to get a half decent synth for £150. USB keyboards are pretty cheap, upwards from 35 quid depending on size/control knobs, but you'd need something like reason (about £2-300 legit or free on a torrent site) to get any sounds and would mean to play live, you'd need a laptop


there are plenty of free VSTi synths, some of which are very good, you don't need something high end like reason.
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I would really like a synth keyboard, but haven't a clue where to start!
Any tips would be great (like what to look for, any jargon busters that would help me etc etc.)
I'm looking at spending no more than £150, as its my first, so if you know where to get a good synth at that price that would also be great to know.

Any help would be awesome!

Cheers.


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IMO
Korg is best for synth type sounds
Roland is good for pianos and organs
Yamaha makes some nice acoustic simulator synths


If you are looking for a portable setup, get a keyboard with synth sounds on board but get agood one...

If you want something studio based, go with some software synths. Get a MIDI controller keyboard and a sequencer such as Cakewalk Sonar. From there you can use many VSTis which are not too high in price and they sound great too.
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#9
there are plenty of better options than Korg for synth sounding stuff, my current faves are Alesis and Access.
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there are plenty of free VSTi synths, some of which are very good, you don't need something high end like reason.


Great VSTi plugins, free.
http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/PLUGINS_VSTI/freeware/

then get a vst host:
Reason
Fl Studio

then get a MIDI controller.

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