USB Midi Keyboards

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by savewaterdrinkbeer, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. I have been asked by the music department at work if i can buy 8 USB Midi Keyboards, Does anybody have a music shop and sell these? or can somebody recommend somewhere to buy them from at a good price?

    and has anybody used these and have views on different models.

  2. horn1

    horn1 Member

    Music Village is good as is Dawsons. The eKeys 49 is a good model, not too much stuff to mess with but has what you need and is nice and robust :)
  3. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Need more detail on the spec, really....

    Number of octaves / controller keyboards only?
  4. horn1

    horn1 Member

    I presumed you were after stuff for school. One track mind and all that!
  5. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    I use a company called Starland in Devon. Been down a few times and you can try their warehouse out. They also give speciallist advice. they have a specialist education for keyboard department. Most kbds these days are ok for usb midi. If not you can turn normal MIDI keyboard through a spiltter device they sell in PC world. Midi = USB. PM as I knwo quite a lot about this sort of thing.
  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Try any of these suppliers:

    Digital Village
    Sound Control

    I have purchased many audio devices from each of these companies, and essentially they are all good. I purchased my synths from Sound Control, and I think I purchased my Novation Remote 25 LE online from DV247 (Digital Village).

    Shop around and find the best price. Make sure you tell them you are after their best price and that you are purchasing 8 items in total and I am sure you'll get some discount. However, as Keith says, you will need to determine how many octave keys, if you want to use templates, controllers such as pitch and mod wheels etc.

    Korg does a good model, as do Novation - let us know what you decide to go with.
  7. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    While I think on, Music Village is the educational wing of Digital Village........I've used DV a lot and not had problems with them.

    Turnkey have, er, a mixed reputation.

    Soundcontrol and Dawsons tend not to deal with some of the higher end gear that I use, but on the occasions that I have used them they've been fine

    Others to potentially add to your list would be places like Dolphin Music , The Guitar Amp and Keyboard Centre etc etc - if you don't mind importing, it may be worth your while looking at Thomann in Germany...quite often some of their pricing strategy is aggressive ;)
  8. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Oh, and I used Soundslive when I bought my guitar earlier this year - they were quite good as well.

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