OT Recommendations on Midi Keyboard 32-37 key- semi-weighted

Len Morgan len-morgan at crcom.net
Mon Feb 25 06:50:06 CST 2008


Specifically, the m-audio Keystation 49e.  49 keys semiweighted. $129.99

len



Sivakatirswami wrote:
> We're in the market for a new small USB midi-keyboard.
>
> this will be used to "document" simple song tunes... I only need 32-37 
> keys to get to G below Middle C and E above...that's enough for the 
> average vocal range.
>
> I'm interested in anyone's recommendations on brand... not necessarily 
> features: something solid, well built, I look for "trouble free, 
> doesn't break" first... semi-weighted keys preferred.
>
> e.g. the
>
> Edirol PCR-300 32-Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
>
> Korg MicroKontrol 37-Key USB Controller Keyboard 
> <http://www.synthtopia.com/content/2004/01/29/korg-microkontrol-37-key-usb-controller-keyboard/> 
>
>
> look good but  are way over kill for my needs as we don't really 
> intend to make music with this thing... I just want to set Garage band 
> to  "Bamboo flute" and tap in some simple tunes to nail down  melodic 
> lines.
>
> I would like to get in at around $150.00 if there's anything in that 
> price range that is decently built. I don't need a wide range of 
> controllers.
>
> On the other hand if < $200.00 only buys trouble, we don't want to go 
> there.
>
> Email me off list if you have any recommendations for an inexpensive 
> but still solid midi input key board that will work on a Mac with 
> Garage Band...
>
>
> Thanks!
>
> Sivakatirswami
>
>
>
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