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Old 2nd March 2014
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Recommend Me a Midi Controller?

I just sold my mpc ren and keyrig49 to steamline my setup.

I need a controller with good feeling keys (I am a keyboard player) and some drum pads, however, I do not need 16 pads, I find that it was too over kill since I only use literally 3-4 per song.

I was looking at this one:

Novation Impulse 49 | Sweetwater.com

It seems to be the one I have in mind and most likely to buy. However, many people say the automap software is useless. Any one can vouch for that? Have they fixed the bugs?

I am also looking at:

Novation 61 SL Mk II | Sweetwater.com

However, they have small ass drum pads, and I feel like all those buttons are over kill.

Lastly, I am looking at the new MPK 2, hwever, people say the pads and the keybed of the previous ones were horrible.

I have $500 to spend for a controller and need a 49 key version! Thanks!
Old 2nd March 2014
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🎧 10 years
I highly recommend the M-Audio Axiom (AIR, Pro, or standard).
Old 3rd March 2014
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2 Reviews written
🎧 15 years
M-Audio Axiom standard ... i had one and caution you that when it died i tossed it in the trash ... the display went out and a key broke just from playing ... not built well .. maybe the Air or Pro versions are OK .. but i would steer clear of the standard model

Old 3rd March 2014
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🎧 5 years
if i was in your position, id look into the new korgs. if they suck id get the arturia keylab.
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