Good beginner MIDI controller?
October 17, 2012 4:45 PM Subscribe
Good beginner keyboard/MIDI controller for Ableton newbie making music in spare time? (primarily EDM, but other genres as well)
posted by petah to media & arts (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I decided to pick up Ableton Live as a hobby, and my computer keyboard has been treating me well up til now, but I'm thinking it might be time to upgrade to a dedicated MIDI controller. Was wondering what you guys might think would be good for a hobbyist like myself?
No defined budget, no space constraints, just looking for what you guys might consider to be a good general starter controller. If you've got suggestions for both a great compact, and a great full-size, that would be incredibly helpful. I looked at the Akai Pro MPK mini which seemed nice, and the M-Audio ones seemed okay too, but I'm not really sure what to look for. There are so many well-rated models in every size/price category it really is overwhelming.
As far as genre, I've been primarily just toying around with remixing, and EDM music, but I also experiment with guitars and etc, so anything "multipurpose" would be great. Thanks!
Looked at previous topics, but they tended to be specific (http://ask.metafilter.com/214241/Help-me-kick-out-the-jams, http://ask.metafilter.com/129073/Have-controller-need-synth)