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Buying a mini usb keyboard


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,834 ✭✭✭ SuprSi

    Don't worry about it - in order to ensure I get it in time, I've just ordered the Novation Launchkey Mini. Looking forward to getting my hands on it now!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,278 ✭✭✭ mordeith

    Have fun with it!
    I have the Akai MPK mini myself. Very light and slim. Downside is only 8 mpc pads (2 banks) and no mod wheel or pitch bend. Keys nice and responsive though.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators Posts: 14,296 CMod ✭✭✭✭ The Master

    Used the have the MPC myself, great little controller

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,278 ✭✭✭ mordeith

    I still have this guy as well. Cheap and cheerful. Only major issue is control knobs don't react in the DAW until the physical knob is turned to around 10%


  • Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ Kim Kardashi Un

    I like my launch key mini. It is so compact. I'm sure the akai mini is equally good. Nice to have the additional big pads.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭ was.deevey

    Arturia Minilab Maybe ?


    It comes with the Analog Lab software package, which is bloody brilliant, and its the price as the Akai, has encoders rather than pots - and above all I really like the wood trim ;)

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 28 Freedom Square

    Can't recommend the M-Audio Oxygen enough. I've had two of them now which sounds like a bad advertisement if you're wondering what happened to the first one. It took 6 years of dog's abuse before I needed a new one, which will now be subjected to the same dog's abuse :)

  • Registered Users Posts: 154 ✭✭ SameHorse

    i use the akai lpk25 myself. it's good enough that i'd consider getting any of their other keyboards.
    i think native instruments are getting into keyboards now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,297 ✭✭✭ chewed

    Sorry to dig up an old thread, but it's the only one I could find that mentions the Novation launchkey

    Does anyone know why there are 2 versions of the Launchkey 25 MK2?
    One with Modulation wheel and one without!



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,297 ✭✭✭ chewed

    Just copped on that one is the "mini" version!

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