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Original Message 1/26             29-Aug-02  @  08:52 PM     Edit: 29-Aug-02  |  08:53 PM   -   small format live controller?

99devils

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Here's the deal.. I'd like to get a small, secondary controller of some sort, mostly for triggering samples live. I'm either looking at a little keyboard type thing, like an Oxygen8, or maybe more of a control surface, like the Emu Launch Pad, or something. I need it to be small, cheap, dependable. Did I mention cheap? I guess what I really need are just an octave or so of keys, but in something small so I don't need more stands.

Are there any other small-format keyboard controllers like the Oxygen? How about other pad-based devices like the Akai pad box that came out recently? Any cheap old synths that'll work (keys are too small on the DX-100)?

I'd like to stay under $150, preferably less..

-Craig



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Message 2/26             29-Aug-02  @  10:46 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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used yamaha SU10



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Message 3/26             30-Aug-02  @  02:46 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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Now there's something I hadn't thought about..

I suppose the best solution for me really would be a good, quality controller keyboard that I can split.. But I'm cheap, and I like playing the Nord  

-Craig



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Message 4/26             30-Aug-02  @  02:49 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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Craig,

Fancy seeing you here. ;-)

The Oxygen8 is grrr8. The build quality is kinda cheap. But it's so light and tossable, and it can be powered no less than 3 different ways; DC power, USB, or AA batteries.

As for alternatives, I've heard that M-Audio are bringing out another smallish controller, but I can't remember the name at the moment. GC has a few other smallish alternatives, one of which has more assignable knobs and more keys - can't remember the name of it either. It's too early. :-)

Actually, I snapped up one of GC's first batch of Akai MPD-16's. It is freakin awesome - I can pound out my drum grooves now. But be aware that it only has 16 pads, and can trigger 1 MIDI note from each of 16 pads, and you can only select between Banks A and B... meaning that its maximum MIDI note range is 32, without reprogramming... But the thing really excels at drum programming!!!


Scott



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Message 5/26             30-Aug-02  @  07:15 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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We have to stop having discussions across two forums. My head hurts  

-Craig



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Message 6/26             30-Aug-02  @  09:57 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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Sorry, didn't mean to hurt joo!!! :-D



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Message 7/26             30-Aug-02  @  10:32 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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for under $150?



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Message 8/26             31-Aug-02  @  12:50 AM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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me likes the akai mpd16.. but 300$ WTF? its kinda ripoff. altough i might still buy it  



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Message 9/26             31-Aug-02  @  07:17 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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wossabaute a tr707???



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Message 10/26             31-Aug-02  @  10:33 PM   -   RE: small format live controller?

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craig..

novation made one that I think was the same as the bass station but no sounds...

MM-10 or MM10x or something like that



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