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midi keyboard controller suggestions?

Post by AnneHouse » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:42 am

Hi everyone!

I am looking at the49 key controllers and would love to hear from anyone who uses either, or has a better suggestion. I chose these two as they are supposed to have a very good workflow from the keyboard vs using a mouse to get around the screen.

What I've found in online reviews / youtube etc so far:
Nektar Impact LX 49 seems to integrate with Logic really well, and control many important functions out of the box, and easily programmed if needed.
Arturia key lab essentials 49 seems to do ok out of box, great with some tweaking, but also has a big plus in the included software and a better feeling key bed. (The key bed and software is a secondary concern for me)

I'd like to stay under $250, so these both fit the price range.

Neither is available locally, so all my research is online... I'd love to hear from anyone who has some suggestions!
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Re: Arturia Keylab Essential or Nektar Impact LX vs a VIP ready controller

Post by eeoo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:50 pm

I have the Arturia. The plus is that it comes with killer synths. The minus for me is that it doesn't play nice with Reason, don't know about Logic. I've heard nothing but great things about the Nektar.

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Re: Arturia Keylab Essential or Nektar Impact LX vs a VIP ready controller

Post by AnneHouse » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks for sharing your experience. Do you have the key lab, or is it the key lab essential?
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Re: Arturia Keylab Essential or Nektar Impact LX vs a VIP ready controller

Post by AnneHouse » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:21 pm

Thanks

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