so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

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jes899
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1 posts since 1 Aug, 2018

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 pm

hello

so lets make it quick straight to the point.

i want to get in touch and producing differents types of music and because of that i dont know what the best keyboard for that. ful sized wheighted or half or not it all.

i know the daw and ammo samples its much more important but what the recommended hardware i need to make \ electronic,trip hop,orchestra\film scoring

examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xct5n0UbE0g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3EEhWecuoA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdg3bNZd1CE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdmktWgZPn8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeOKI7E2jFo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkRyn0JNTco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mptdcx36qZU

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BertKoor
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10789 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:38 pm

The best keyboard is the one you have at hand when needed.

Go to a music shop and try the options. It depends on your playing style.

If you are a trained piano player, you will like full weighted. If you started out with cheap synths without velocity, you will like non-weighted. Otherwise half weighted is a good compromise.
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KVRAF
4658 posts since 22 Jan, 2005 from Sweden

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:17 am

Most important:
a) modulation wheel
b) pitch wheel
c) foot switch input
d) expression pedal input

Not all keyboards have that.
And I think it's good to proper din midi ins/outs as well, not just usb stuff.
Some manufacturers does not pay enough attention to usb drivers.

And a bit like BertKoor said, if you at all do piano, at least like play twohanded, go for weighted keys, it's not total drawback when doing synth stuff. All midi keyboards out there call their keybeds semi-weighted - so play them to decide if ok. Most are bogus.

And please sir - being straight to the point - means you put something meaningful as description in title. ;)

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Jace-BeOS
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4720 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:42 am

lfm wrote:And please sir - being straight to the point - means you put something meaningful as description in title. ;)
+1. There are so many threads on here of people asking this exact question.
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chk071
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17622 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:50 am

Being straight to the point is so counterproductive. NOONE will know what demands you have on your keyboard. Should it be a pure keyboard, without any knobs or faders? Are you on a budget, or doesn't the money matter? Looking for a weighted/semi-weighted keyboard, or will synth action do? Mentioning musical genres for the choice of a keyboard doesn't mean anything really.

If i'd be you, i'd forget about "quick", and "straight to the point". Make up your mind, look around what the options are. Learn, learn, learn. That's the only way you will figure stuff out, not by asking others. Noone will be able to tell what YOU want, or what is the best for you.

For example, i even prefer synth action keys on a keyboard, while a piano player will probably not want to go without weighted keys.

bbtr
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410 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:10 am

Use the computer keyboard. Or the mouse to paint notes in the piano roll.

I mean come on, if you're asking this question and also referring to samples as 'ammo'... then I bet you have the playing skills of a Tombstone sheriff, not the saloon pianist.

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thecontrolcentre
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23185 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:15 am

Presumably you already make music, so what do you use now?

bbtr
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410 posts since 21 Nov, 2005

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:Presumably you already make music, so what do you use now?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUp7k6co4Nk





Shootin' straight from the hip, huh?

Not so fast, boyo :!:

Zexila
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3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:28 am

Based on videos you posted, definitely buy guitar.
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Steve Bolivar
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401 posts since 25 Aug, 2006

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:48 am

thecontrolcentre wrote:Presumably you already make music, so what do you use now?
and what's your budget?

russeault
KVRist
30 posts since 19 Jun, 2018 from USA

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:38 pm

get a cheap 49 key MIDI controller keyboard. Used, $40. New $100.
m-audio keystation 49, for example.
Your DAW is more important. Use a free one.
Presonus Studio One Prime, Protools First, or any of them in demo mode.
That'll keep you busy for a few years and teach you how to choose new gear.

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Mathematics
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275 posts since 10 Sep, 2015 from You haven't unlocked this character yet

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:30 pm

PC or Mac? Do you have a budget? If not, set a budget. I'll set it, here...$1500. If you're broke, nothing I mention here is for you. We'll ignore monitoring, interface, and what kind of computer you have.

To the point: How much experience do you actually have in music?

To the point: Look for used gear on LetGo or OfferUp.

It sounds like you've got an itch for everything. Before you start asking about sample libraries, see what you can do with a stock synth, post it, then ask us about sample libraries.

Impatient? Ok, here's what you want to hear:

To the point: DAW? You'll might need more than one for all the genres. So, I suggest Ableton Live for electronic and Digitial Performer or Cubase for Orchestral.

To the point: Synths - Omnisphere, Massive, Sylenth, Serum

To the point: Sample Libraries - Vienna Symphonic Library - done

To the point: Keyboard - If you play, something with weighted keys. Look for Roland, Yamaha, or even M-audio. You actually have to try them out to know. It's like trying to find a wife, you need to actually meet her to know if she's the one because pictures don't tell you if she smells bad. If you don't play, any 24 key controller will suffice.

To the point: You want better answers, try a more humble approach and ask intelligent questions based on preliminary research and not ask the KVR community to build your bedroom studio for you.
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chk071
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17622 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:42 pm

I doubt that the OP will ever get back to this... :D

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BertKoor
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10789 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

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Post Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:00 am

chk071 wrote:I doubt that the OP will ever get back to this... :D

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rod_zero
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2936 posts since 28 Jan, 2011 from MEXICO

Re: so lets make it quick straight to the point. new here

Post Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Want the easier and fastest route: get Ableton Live and Push.

Want to figure it all step by step? Get a music teacher, focus on learning an instrument, after that you'll will understand what you need.
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