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Postby stefanocps2 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:52 pm

hello, i want to get a better midi controller than the one i have( the old oxygen 25)
I use cubase and i want to utse it mainly for controlling cubase(though it is a thing i never done before) and the vst of course
I also a 88 key electric piano, Casio PX3
So i have an instruments that fullfill the needs of a decent keyboard
I need something to use for controlling. And for this 49 keys it is enough (considering also space issue)
Don't want to pay a lot for it..what can you suggest?
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby blinddrew » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:57 pm

Do you want sliders and knobs or just keys and wheels?
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby zenguitar » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:09 pm

The Arturia Keylab 49 is worth considering. As well as 49 key it has 16 decent pads, faders & knobs. It can control some Cubase functions as well, and comes with a decent VSTi as well.

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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby stefanocps2 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:10 pm

some slider and knobs yes!. One thing. With one of this controller, can i control cubase functions also?
i have checked the arturia..would not mind to spend something less :)
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby zenguitar » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 pm

Only you can decide whether it is worth the money for you. But it might be worth reading the manual to see what Cubase controls it offers.

https://www.arturia.com/support/downloads&manuals

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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby stefanocps2 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:28 pm

zenguitar wrote:Only you can decide whether it is worth the money for you. But it might be worth reading the manual to see what Cubase controls it offers.

https://www.arturia.com/support/downloads&manuals

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how it works this?
i mean, every controller has a different possibility to communicate with cubase functions?
I was thinking that anthing can be programmed..
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby The Elf » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:52 pm

TBH I'd probably go for something with Mackie compatibility to ease getting it to work with Cubase. A Behringer X-Touch Mini would do the job:
https://www.behringer.com/product.html?modelCode=P0B3M

They're cheap enough and work perfectly well.

...and a separate keyboard.
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby stefanocps2 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:39 pm

so for cubase control the way is a surface control then
while a midi controller with slide and knob is for control vst
is that right?
anything that do both at the same time?
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby blinddrew » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:54 pm

stefanocps2 wrote:anything that do both at the same time?
I doubt it. It would need to be able to operate both as a midi controller and an MCU-type unit at the same time. I also think that, unless you're really short on space, there are benefits from separation of function. That way there's less chance of accidentally changing the wrong thing because you forgot to change the format.
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Re: midi controller suggestion

Postby stefanocps2 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:58 pm

blinddrew wrote:
stefanocps2 wrote:anything that do both at the same time?
I doubt it. It would need to be able to operate both as a midi controller and an MCU-type unit at the same time. I also think that, unless you're really short on space, there are benefits from separation of function. That way there's less chance of accidentally changing the wrong thing because you forgot to change the format.
true..i agree with that
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