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MIDI Keyboard

  1. EffBoogie

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    Eyy,

    Been doing this a while now and want to get myself a MIDI Keyboard to increase my workflow.

    The Akai Mini looks like a great option as it has the pad controllers but I feel like I'll regret not getting a full-sized keyboard as I progress as a keyboardist.

    Can anyone vouch for the Akai Mini or recommend a good, affordable MIDI keyboard to use with Logic Pro X?

    EffBoogie
     
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  3. OGBama

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    @EffBoogie how do you like Logic Pro X? I own a Mac and I'm gonna start w/GarageBand before considering Logic.
     
  4. EffBoogie

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    I used to use Reason back in the day and found it too complex when I was young so I started using Logic a few months ago and found it really easy to get to grips with.

    For the timebeing it's great. Simple, straightforward and suits what I make
     
  5. 216 Sound

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    @EffBoogie I have the Akai MPK mini and I love it! I had the same thought when I was thinking what midi to get. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. I chose the mini because of limited space and easy transportation, and also you can move up and down octaves with the click of a button. Nothing wrong with a keystation or anything like that tho, its all preference
     
  6. Bugsy

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    Whats your budget? I recommend getting a 2nd hand keyboard for starters.
    Also, you might want to consider key weight if you're aiming to be a keyboardist.
     
  7. OGBama

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    @216 Sound how do you like the MPK mini as there have been complaints about the pads, etc. and I ask 'cause I already have a P-105 for serious playing as time goes by but just to get started I'm looking at the MPK.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  8. Silentz

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    Pads feel cheap and record double notes easily. Not really a big deal using a daw though as you can just click your drums in. I would not recomend it for live playing. Other than that I love it.
     
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  9. ArvinArmani

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    I like Nektar Impakt Lx25 , it has whatever a Rap Producer wants .