What MIDI hardware should I buy?

Discussion in 'Sequencing Hardware' started by norris108, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. norris108

    norris108 Member

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    I've currently only got a Diamond Monster Sound soundcard which does a good job for the money (£30).

    I've also got an Evolution MK-249C USB MIDI keyboard/controller, which I can highly recommend. It is well made, and has a good feel to it, compared to other's I've tried which felt very cheap and flimsy. The keys are nicely weighted, and the layout of the buttons/sliders/knobs is good.

    For sequencing I'm using Cakewalk Sonar. I've never used any other sequencers, as Sonar does everything I want it to do, and in my opinion, is easy to use.

    I'm thinking of upgrading the good old soundcard to an external synth.

    A friend of mine has a Korg Triton, and swears by it. I think it is a very good synth, but it's a bit out of my price range though :( so I'm looking for a cheaper alternative.

    What's would you recommend? I've got around £500 to spend. Is this enough to get me a reasonable setup?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
  2. buckerine

    buckerine New Member

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    Serious question: what's the point in buying midi hardware?
  3. phil@gaps

    phil@gaps New Member

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    Serious answer : Because if people like him didnt make midi files, people like you wouldnt be able to get them!
  4. Hoce

    Hoce Guest

    Iuse a m audio quatro and sonar 2.2 xl and i can do anything with that
  5. djthaoboie

    djthaoboie New Member

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    i have a keyboard on da bak it say midi how do i use it
  6. djthaoboie

    djthaoboie New Member

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    if it helps my keyboard is a Casio
  7. Graeme

    Graeme New Member

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    Since you already have a master keyboard, there seems little point in buying another one. Just go for a midi module in your price range.

    Alternatively, consider a soundcard which understands soundfonts (ie Creative Labs) since there are many of these around and they will increase the range of sounds available to you.
  8. Zandro

    Zandro New Member

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  9. uatuba

    uatuba New Member

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    Keep it simple.

    Keep it simple. For quite a while, I stuck with the ole' point and click and simply played it back through an external synthesizer.
  10. chek1234

    chek1234 New Member

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    lolz yes, thanx for making the midis...i appreciate it...plus i love making more of my own and serving them to the community!!!

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