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Old 08-09-2008, 12:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default MIDI controller recommendations

Hi everybody!

I am new to musical instruments, so I have had a little trouble trying to understand which keyboard would be best for me as a beginner. I am a student, so with my limited finances I wanted to buy something I could use not worrying about changing it due to its low quality and my growing needs. I have spent probably a week trying to find as much information on all possible options and I now I have a list of keyboards of approximately one price range or class (according to built-in features). I was wondering what your opinions are about the following controllers. Also maybe you have some other options to suggest. I would greatly appreciate every response! And thanks a lot in advance!

Here is the list:

1. M-Audio Axiom 61 (seems to have more features than others)
2. E-MU Xboard 61 (I read the keys have the best feel on this one)
3. Korg K61P
4. M-Audio Oxygen 61
5. Behringer U-CONTROL UMX61
6. Edirol PC-80

P.S. I was also wondering how important would be presence of such components as Pads (as on Axioms), faders (M-Audio, Behringer, etc.)?
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