can someone help me get my head around keyboards?
i dont have a clue about any of them, but i would like one to play about with. so what would be the best to start with? a full size keyboard? or one of those little ones?
i would quite like one to make some effects and loops with but i really dont know where to start.
any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
Get a little MIDI controller keyboard (about £100) and some free software from the Net if all you want to do is make and trigger loops, and maybe have some basic sounds or something. I'm a bit out of touch with the models available, can anyone else name me a good wee board?
Don't buy anything marketed as a home keyboard, unless you're going for the Casio Pre-Set Rhythm Band approach.
Any of the Yamaha PSR series keyboards should do the job, personally I prefer the keyboards with inbuilt speakers as opposed to the MIDI controller boards because you have your basic monitoring sorted for recording loops. The keyboard player in my band prefers Yamaha to Casio for onboard sounds, if that's any help.
A few suggested models -
Yamaha PSR 175
Yamaha PSR A300
Yamaha PSR E303
what does the midi bit mean? if the keyboard has no speakers can it be plugged into the aux of a cd player to get sound?
ive just found the psr175 for £50.99 - seems a good price!
im planning on buying a new amp and i can save £37 by buying it off the internet, which means in my head i get the ketboard for £14 :)