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hpharley90
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midi controller

Post by hpharley90 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:14 pm

I am about to jump in to uncharted waters concerning midi. Will this controller work with 9 pro studio?

MIDIPLUS AKM320 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, Black, 32-key
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Sturdy
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Re: midi controller

Post by Sturdy » Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:27 pm

I haven't read anything about that small controller, but can confirm that Nektar Impact LX25 one works fine for me. I got the B-stock one from Sweetwater. There was a video on youtube someone posted to help me set up the transport controls to work with the daw, and was pretty painless.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... pactLX25PB

Others in previous threads have posted what they use without issue; may be able to find with search.

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Re: midi controller

Post by gaffster » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:59 pm

I like having assignable knobs (and pads for performance mode) on my controller because I use many synthesizer plugins and having control over a just few parameters (filter cutoffs, resonance, fine tuning.....) can make a huge difference. Yeah the Nektar Impact LX25 looks great. The other thing is a good audio interface like a Focusrite Scarlett...way better than laptop sound hardware.

I am starting to appreciate slim/mini keys these days

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Re: midi controller

Post by hpharley90 » Tue Sep 07, 2021 2:57 pm

Sturdy wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:27 pm
I haven't read anything about that small controller, but can confirm that Nektar Impact LX25 one works fine for me. I got the B-stock one from Sweetwater. There was a video on youtube someone posted to help me set up the transport controls to work with the daw, and was pretty painless.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... pactLX25PB

Others in previous threads have posted what they use without issue; may be able to find with search.
Thank you. i will buy this and return the other.

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Re: midi controller

Post by Sturdy » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:24 pm

I didn't realize you already had the keyboard in possession. Before you return it - what you have may very well work fine with Mixcraft 9. If you can, try it with the Mixcraft demo (if you haven't purchased Mixcraft yet) - it may very well work fine. There was a recent post of someone with a cheaper offbrand midi-controller that they couldn't get to work, and some comments around I think one of the newer keyboards or pads (novation mk3 I think) having issues - but my general sense is most of the stuff out there works fine.

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Re: midi controller

Post by Acoustica Greg » Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:39 am

Hi,

Definitely try it out. It will probably work, and if it doesn't, we can troubleshoot.

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Re: midi controller

Post by hpharley90 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:27 pm

thanks you guys.
No problem. I already ordered the b-stock from Sweetwater and returned the other. And the one posted above that I returned does work. I got it to give me drum sounds in Superior Drummer 3. But I had already ordered B-stock. But I don't know anything about midi and am on a steep learning curve.

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