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- Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:34:31 EST zjME+E+r No.453969
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i have been making beats and electronic music on my computer for nearly 10 years. this whole time, i have been using the exact same setup: fl studio, with me manually putting in every note using a mouse or trackpad. it takes me at least a month, or even three months or more, for me to finish a track. i don't like how long it takes, and i'm wondering if my setup has something to do with it.

advice? most other electronic musicians i know either use a midi controller a lot, or they use hardware music technologie. i can't afford a lot of synths, but i could probably get a midi controller to use. so i would like to know if using one of those could help, and if so, what would be a good starter option.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:15:33 EST 3MCPZWEB No.453971 Reply
One thing that increased my workflow's efficiency was the apc40. A korg nanopad would be a good option for drum pads for beats because it's cheap and one of the few misi controllers with an x/y pad, you usually have to midi map that part manially at first though. And then just any midi keyboard will be good for notes. I use ableton though so you might want to find an fl atudio equivalent of the apc40, but the others are good and cheap.

Akai is always my go-to brand personally.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Tue, 14 Aug 2018 12:52:09 EST 3MCPZWEB No.453972 Reply
>>453971
Also you could technically use the korg nanopad for notes too if you're on the tightest of budgets.
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Lydia Cuffingkit - Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:11:48 EST NM2kJBD/ No.454056 Reply
the apc40 looks good. i'll consider that. i'm not quite as concerned with a MIDI keyboard right now; i don't play the keyboard, and my music is mainly beat- and sample-based.
the other option i was considering is the midi fighter. however i don't know if that would be the most practical choice, since it's just buttons (or just knobs) afaik
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Fuck Brooklock - Fri, 31 Aug 2018 03:14:21 EST ete99Adf No.454057 Reply
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Arturia Keystep man. It has a built in sequencer and arpeggiator and is just a solid controller for only 125 bucks.

Other than that, pawn shops are great because idiots buy midi controllers thinking they're keyboards and sell them because they don't have any sounds preloaded. I got an Axiom 25 for 25 bucks that way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qPybK0ihKE
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Fuck Brooklock - Fri, 31 Aug 2018 03:39:06 EST ete99Adf No.454058 Reply
>>454057
Take everything I said back. I didn't read the most recent post and if a keyboard is not what you want, the keystep isn't gonna work lol.

The Axiom 25 I mentioned might actually be more up your alley. It's got 6 velocity sensitive pads, but they don't make it anymore. You can get it for a good deal used if you look around.
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Fri, 31 Aug 2018 10:42:00 EST 3MCPZWEB No.454060 Reply
>>454056
So is it more for being able to perform tracks that are already made? Editing effects, launching clips, adjusting parameters, etc, in real time?

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