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Keys/Snyths/Midi

I am just now getting into keys/synths/and midi and wondered if anyone else here likes to use these production tools. I just ordered an Arturia 88 key keylab mkii from Sweetwater and I'm looking forward to using it on my future projects. 
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  • I like the Mini Moog app that was released last year. 
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,438
    I started a thread on Teenage Engineering’s pocket operators. Those are fun. 
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,157



    Looking forward to getting this thing up and running this weekend. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • dudemandudeman Posts: 2,492
    Whoa, cool! Enjoy exploring the depths of that thing. 

    Synth/keyboard digital programming and modeling has grown exponentially over the last few years. The capabilities of them are astounding. 
    If hope can grow from dirt like me, it can be done. - EV
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 17,438
    edited February 6
    dudeman said:
    Whoa, cool! Enjoy exploring the depths of that thing. 

    Synth/keyboard digital programming and modeling has grown exponentially over the last few years. The capabilities of them are astounding. 
    Yeah, my wife brought home the keyboard that she grew up with for our son to play around with, and it turns out her parents actually bought her a nice keyboard/synth/midi -- a Yamaha PSR-41. I think it was the bridge between the more professional models and the more consumer models at the time. Definitely not the junky Casios we all remember, and it is '80s to the max! But so many functions and capabilities even on that thing.

    And I think I need an advanced degree in computer science to figure out all the Teenage Engineering pocket operator capabilities.

    At any rate, you're going to have a blast with that thing, PJP.
    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • pjpjpaulpjpjpaul Posts: 1,157
    This thing is great. Already taught myself Imagine and Let it Be.  Love the laptop stand too. The daw controls  and software are cool too. 
    Virginia Bach 2000
    DC 2003
    DC 2004 (VFC)
    DC 2006
    Pittsburgh 2006
    Bonnaroo 2008
    Virginia Beach 2008
    DC 2008
    Philly (Spectrum) 10/31/2009
    DC 2010 (Jiffy Lube Live)
    PJ 20 night 1
    PJ 20 night 2
    Phoenix 2013
    LA 1 2013
    Memphis 2014
    Jacksonville 2016
    Greenville 2016
    Hampton 2016
    Columbia 2016
    Fenway 1 2016
    Fenway 2 2016
    Wrigley 1 2018
    Wrigley 2 2018
    Fenway 1 2018
    Fenway 2 2018
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,794
    I fell into the synth rabbit hole this past year.  Got a Korg Minilogue XD analog mini synth and that was the start of my new addiction.  Currently learning to play the keys with a full 88 Roland.  Just picked up an Arturia Minilab MKII to start learning to use a DAW (digital audio workstation like Ableton / Pro Tools / FL Studio). 

    I realized I had a mid-level version of FL Studio that came with a computer I purchased years back ... very happy to find out FL Studio gives free (FREE!) upgrades on the software you own so I have the most up to date version.  The Minilab has Ableton Lite included so I'm going to check that out and see how it compares to FL Studio.

    I have to admit I do NOT like making music with a computer.  I can't deny the power a computer provides, as well as being a much cheaper route, but I lose the creative connection as soon as I'm staring at a computer screen.  Maybe the Minilab will help with accessibility.  But I'm going to spend some vacation time in a few weeks really learning it and from there decide if I go DAWless or not.
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