Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

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captain lysergicacid
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33 posts since 19 Jan, 2018

Post Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 pm

Hi everybody!

I am a poor motherf**ker getting into music producing. Besides ableton, i have following equipment:

AKAI APC 25
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KORG Nano Key.. for bus rides and traveling :P
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as well as an USB Interface, to record Guitar and Microphones.

It's my birthday soon! My main present will be money, which i will be spending on traveling around the world and LSD.
So, i just look for a "small" present, something around 100 USD.

I saw following Video, and i was amazed!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyT7f1H0JqA

I think it's the Ableton Novation Launchpad MK II, 160 EUR, so about 190 USD (so, out of my budget)

But then i saw the Ableton Novation Launchpad MINI! (80 EUR, 90 USD)

It seems like a perfect tool for making JAMS, and for having fun, even if you are wasted from a couple of nice and cold bottles of beer.

I was thinking of maybe getting the Ableton Novation Launchpad Mini (around 90 USD):
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It seems like a perfect addition to my low budget equipment.

Adding spice to music production
Having a lot of useful functions
Being able to make JAMS
Good for a poor budget
A good addition to my equipment

As my birthday is pretty soon,
i have read some reviews, the most of them very positive!

Would you agree on this idea, or do you have another hint for a good music production tool for a beginner on a low budget?

Thanks in advance and enjoy your evening :tu:

transmetropolitan
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281 posts since 24 Nov, 2014

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:21 pm

I have one of the older launchpads. It's great imo, I use it with Numerology and it's an inspiring tool to jam with.

Other ideas:

https://youtu.be/y1N_Wysne9M

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Jace-BeOS
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4670 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:50 pm

I would avoid the drugs. Better things to spend money on, especially considering your statement of being poor.
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thecontrolcentre
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23014 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:02 pm

Jace-BeOS wrote:I would avoid the drugs. Better things to spend money on, especially considering your statement of being poor.
But he's Captain Lysergicacid ... ;)

Launchpad running one of the Push scripts (launchpad95) would be cool. I used one before getting Push. :tu:

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rod_zero
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2880 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:22 am

I would say save and get a Push 1 second hand, they go around 250 or even less, you may be able to to seel that akai little thing too.
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tapper mike
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4770 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:06 pm

I'd say get a launchpad pro used. I picked one up for $150 on ebay.... So now I have two.

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captain lysergicacid
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33 posts since 19 Jan, 2018

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:01 am

transmetropolitan wrote:I have one of the older launchpads. It's great imo, I use it with Numerology and it's an inspiring tool to jam with.

Other ideas:

<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://youtu.be/y1N_Wysne9M</span>
Thanks a lot for the video! The pocket operator looks great! I def will get one when i have another spare 50 bucks!
thecontrolcentre wrote:
Jace-BeOS wrote:I would avoid the drugs. Better things to spend money on, especially considering your statement of being poor.
But he's Captain Lysergicacid ... ;)

Launchpad running one of the Push scripts (launchpad95) would be cool. I used one before getting Push. :tu:
Ah, i think i know what you are talking about, like running a launchpad, but instead using the scripts (midi etc.) for the launchpad, to get the scripts for the push.
Where can I find push scripts?

tapper mike wrote:I'd say get a launchpad pro used. I picked one up for $150 on ebay.... So now I have two.
I've done my research and came to the conclusion that the Launchpad Mini and Launchpad Pro are basically the same, just that the Launchpad Pro is bigger on the one hand, and has less colours of the lights.
Also, i don't want to bother my parents with ebay, they have no clue. But thanks for the advice anyways!

So, i finally decided for the Launchpad Mini, got it for 79 EUR on Amazon. I am excited already!

Thanks a lot everybody! :clown:

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thecontrolcentre
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23014 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:13 am

The script is here:
https://github.com/hdavid/Launchpad95
Great for step sequencing your beats. I would expect an update for 10 before long. They added melodic step sequencing for Push2.

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captain lysergicacid
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33 posts since 19 Jan, 2018

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:42 am

Hi!

I just want to say thanks to everybody - and for everybody who will maybe read this thread later ...

I got the Novation Launchpad Mini (79€)

I was so excited, i had to open the birthday present before my birthday..

I am VERY happy with my decision!

So long,
Captain Lsyergic Acid :P

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vurt
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37186 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Please help a poor guy for his birthday present

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:02 am

i do not use the device so had no advice to offer up front, but im happy to see its done the job for you :D

and happy birthday for whenever it may be!

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