Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

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vignesh.vijay
KVRian
616 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Hi,

Can anyone suggest a good keyboard and mouse under budget for keyboard and mouse for music production?
My budget should be around $100.

Thanks

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Forgotten
KVRAF
10010 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:19 pm

Do you mean computer keyboard or piano keyboard?

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KVRian
613 posts since 8 May, 2018 from Sweden

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:00 am

There's really no "best", they're just input devices so it's a matter of personal preference. Some like a big chunky mouse with lots of buttons, others prefer a trackball to save space. Same with keyboards, a compact wireless keyboard might be ideal in a cramped studio, while a big heavy mechanical keyboard might work for others.

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DJ Warmonger
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3688 posts since 7 Jun, 2012 from Warsaw

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 am

I use trackball to save space... but also wrists. That turned out to be an issue when I tried to learn playing keys and do some workout as well.

As to keyboard - it's up to your personal preferences. At low price range you're not going to get anything fancy with extra features, so focus on ergonomics.

If I picked a keyboard today, I'd choose a small one with no numpad - no use for it, but it takes precious space on the desk.
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gentleclockdivider
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2532 posts since 22 Mar, 2009 from gent

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:29 am

Best keyboard (mechanical cherry switches )
-Filco ( pricey but these will last a lifetime )
also verry good
-Ducky one , can be had for around 100 euro
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vurt
addled muppet weed
61723 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:14 am

one where the cat doesn't keep pissing about with the spacebar while im trying to record would be nice :x

roman.i
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171 posts since 25 Aug, 2019

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:42 pm

I found that gaming keyboards with programmable macro keys on the left side are actually very useful in a DAW.
It's possible to configure these macro keys to open/close different windows per application.

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thecontrolcentre
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26778 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: Best mouse and keyboard for musicproduction

Post Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:01 pm

DJ Warmonger wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:11 am
If I picked a keyboard today, I'd choose a small one with no numpad - no use for it, but it takes precious space on the desk.
I picked up a cheap, small BenQ keyboard for that reason. I think it's more than 10 years old now, still going strong ... I used to really like my Logitech mouse, it had a really comfortable feel, but stopped working properly after 10 years or so. I think the pair cost less than £50, so no complaints

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