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Old 04-22-2020, 03:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which midi controller?

Guess it's time to pick up a midi controller so I can actually work - been messing around with Ableton for a while.

In general, I'd like to keep it under $300. After some research I've narrowed down my options to these three: Novation Impulse 49, Akai MPK49 and Arturia Experience 49. Any recommendations? Pros/cons, suggestions and alternative options are more than welcomed!

UPD: after some considerations, I went with Novation Impulse. Keys feel good, as I wanted to. Trying to make it work with FL Studio for recording writing as I haven't had time to do this. Still lots of thing to try and explore.

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Old 04-29-2020, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I went with a Beatstep Pro, but most people use it as a hardware controller and sequencer, which it's terrific for. I've only used it for an hour in Ableton as I don't really like using DAWs at all. Anything Arturia is just really well built, easy to use, and cheap as hell for what you actually get.
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