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09-04-2002, 08:29 PM
hey i new to makin beats on keyboards well i never made any but ive used comp beat makers like hammerhead and fruityloops.
can yall tell me of a good keyboard to use that will make beats and song to that don't cost a lot my pockets are lean and also where i can get it at
09-04-2002, 10:43 PM
try to find a used workstation on ebay or something. workstations are about the only thing i know of where you could actually construct a beat on the synth. however i would suggest you get a beatbox like the korg ER-1 or something like that and then a synth. i dont know what kind of music your doing so i cant really offer a whole lot at this point. if you could tell me what your wanting to do more specifically then i could help you. such as musical style, current set up, any experience at all, ect, how much money??....ectect.
09-05-2002, 09:19 AM
What other keyboards have you used? If you are used to the software world and you want to work like the software, a "high end" groove box may work well for you (note that I said for *you*). High end groove boxes are still going to be relatively cheap.
09-05-2002, 12:23 PM
brokentoys what are some names of some good cheap workstations bout like 100-200 dollas, what to do hip hop and dancehall music, i don't really have any experience wit keyboards my use to have one back in da day that I used to mess around on,
uhhh my current setup uhhh don't got one I guess
09-05-2002, 12:26 PM
TeeCee i never used a keyboard before where can i get a high end groove box and what all can they do
09-05-2002, 04:10 PM
Sweetwater sells all sorts of Groove Boxes. They typically use step sequencers (like Fruity Loops) and have synth parts and drum parts available for sequencing. You would do good calling them to discuss it. You probably won't find a "workstation" for less than $1000. The latest Korg Electribe got pretty good ratings. Technically, these boxes are more compromising than Fruity Loops, because they don't use your samples, just the ones that come with them.
09-05-2002, 07:28 PM
Thanks TeeCee for your help
what bout the older workstations
09-06-2002, 09:12 AM
You can go to Sonic State (http://www.sonicstate.com/) and go to their Synth Site to read up on any synth you want. I'm not an all in one box kind of guy. I prefer to use my computer with several drum machines and synths. So I can't give you details on much of any work stations. You could look into maybe a used K2000 with the sampling option.
09-08-2002, 05:37 PM
yeah i would say go get a used korg trinity. those go for fairly cheap these days if you can find them.
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